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physical activity

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

Lose fast, lose slow

Researchers say the rate at which you shed pounds may matter little—your body will reap the rewards either way.

Stuck on cubicle mode? Walk it off

A sedentary lifestyle—including long stretches of sitting at work—is one of the surest routes to health trouble.

Health slump? Nip it in the bud

Research shows it's much easier to preserve good health than reverse poor health—and everything worsens once diabetes enters the picture.

Boost your workout—head outdoors

A natural environment is healthier and it can up the physical challenge with uneven terrain and changing surfaces.

Make exercise fun again

Consider bite-size chunks of activities for the whole family—relay races, hula hoops, Frisbee or obstacle courses.

Couch potatoes, beware!

Too much sitting correlates with a thinning of tissue in a key area of the brain that is tied to memory.

No place like home

You don't always need a fancy gym membership to get the results you want. A few pieces of affordable equipment will do the trick.

A good sense of humerus

Archaeology and modern medicine team discover that women's arm bones aren't nearly as big today as they were 7,000 years ago.

Healing power of housework?

In your 60s and beyond, even moderate activity around the house can improve your physical health.

Older, heavier? Never too late to exercise

Study finds regular, moderate exercise can reduce the risk of mobility problems in older people battling obesity.

More Americans are walking for exercise

It's an easy, inexpensive way to get moving and reap the health benefits, experts say.

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