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Entries in benefits of exercise (8)


More people need to realize the benefits of exercise

It would be hard to argue that exercise is not a wonder drug. It fixes many ills, like aspirin, and is a savior, like penicillin was in the early 1900s.

Earlier this month a study in the Journal of Oncology at Johns Hopkins said that the “wonder drug” decreased the fatality rate among men who had been diagnosed with prostrate cancer.

If you add this latest good news to the other benefits – cutting the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as stimulating your brain and relieving stress – an obvious question arises.

Why aren’t more people exercising?

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Growing Older with Gusto

When it comes to today’s older adult population, one thing is becoming very clear: seniors are accomplishing more at later stages in life than their parents did. In many ways, they’re redefining the notion of aging.

Nowhere is this fact more evident than within the realm of sports and fitness.

Consider, for example, 71-year-old Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan. An accomplished equestrian, he’ll compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Or how about Florida’s Bernice Bates, who, at 91, is, according to the Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest yoga teacher? Then there’s 101-year-old Fauja Singh of India; just last year, he completed his seventh marathon.

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"Love Your Muscles" In Support of Augie's Quest

Crunch Fitness is once again calling on the fitness community to "Love their Muscles" in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's efforts to help find a cure for ALS. Read about this and more in This Week in Fitness.

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An Rx? Pay More to Family Doctors

A response by Joe Moore, IHRSA President and CEO to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

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Go Red For Women

Support awareness, education and community programs to help women learn about and lower their risk of hear disease. Read about this and more in This Week in Fitness.

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