Tag: exercise

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. Even people who get less exercise than recommended have less risk than folks who don’t break a sweat at all. "If someone is completely inactive, the best thing they can do is even getting out and taking a walk," said Hannah Arem, a health researcher at George Washington University. For people who think they don’t have enough time for...

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Congressists Urge Obama To Pardon ‘Dreamers’

RGV (KFXV) — This is the letter that three members of Congress sent to President Obama hoping to protect 750,000 dreamers from being deported under President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises. Abraham Diaz, DACA beneficiary who’s been living in the U.S. since he was eight years old has only ever known the land of opportunity. Three democratic lawmakers in this letter expressing their concern about the future of thousands of dreamers, even quoting President Obama who said they “live in our neighborhood , go to our schools and are Americans in their hearts– urging him to exercise his constitutional authority...

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Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity – mostly walking – helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes. One health policy specialist said the study released Monday suggests prescribing exercise may be just as important as prescribing medications. "Once you lose that mobility piece of your life, then you really lose independence," said Patricia Katz of the University of California, San Francisco, who wasn’t part of the new research but said physicians need to put the findings to use. Katz called...

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Sitting too long? Take a brisk, hour-long walk to reverse the damage

LONDON (AP) — If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk – just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of “moderate intensity” exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising and sitting all day is as dangerous as being obese or smoking, they found. And the added risk of parking yourself in front of a television for 5 hours or...

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Bike Sharing System Picking up Speed in McAllen

“I think it’s absolutely great… We’re moving in the right direction, especially for more activity.” Nancy Rocha is a spinning instructor, and although she’s used to stationary bikes, she says McAllen’s new B-cycle system is a great way to get in your daily exercise. “It will help people integrate it into their daily life as opposed to trying to make an hour, or carve out 30 minutes to go to the gym.” According to Rocha exercising outdoors is tough, especially when it’s on a bicycle. Not only are you facing the elements, but it’s also a completely different type...

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