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Robocall and human call yield same amount of physical activity-4600

Robocall and human call yield same amount of physical activity

After 12 months, people who had been advised by the automated system achieved about the same physical activity levels as those with the human advisor.

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In the workplace, pedometers and group counseling increase activity-4407

In the workplace, pedometers and group counseling increase activity

Among employers in the United States who offer benefits, 77% offered at least one wellness program in 2013 (Kaiser Family Foundation ). http://kff.org/private-insurance/report/2013-employer-health-benefits/ Common among the wellness benefits were exercise and weight loss programs.

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Compact ellipticals well-received by people who are sedentary-4335

Compact ellipticals well-received by people who are sedentary

A group of 32 people, ages 25-65 years, who were physically inactive were given a “compact elliptical device” to use while they were sitting watching television or working at an office. Accelerometers were attached to the elliptical trainers to measure how often the ellipticals were used.

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Positive attitude helps people with heart disease live longer-4309

Positive attitude helps people with heart disease live longer

People with cardiac ischemia have restricted blood flow caused by narrowed arteries, which results in less blood and oxygen circulating to the heart.

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Why do women exercise?-4210

Why do women exercise?

A group of 200 women, ages 45-64 years old, were asked about their current levels of physical activity, what motivated them to be active, and their plans for the future.

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Simultaneous exercise and healthy diet changes work best-4045

Simultaneous exercise and healthy diet changes work best

Older adults should find the time for 150 minutes/week of aerobic exercise and two days/week of strength training to maintain their health, according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

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