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Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Runners older than 65 that run three times a week burn oxygen at the same rate as 20-year-old runners, thus expending a similar amount of metabolic energy.

Daily Exercise Adds Five Years to Life

Just 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise six days a week reduced risk of early mortality by 40 percent for men during a four-decade Norwegian study.

To Get Healthy, Get a Healthy Partner

Having a spouse or life partner that quits smoking or starts exercising boosts our chances of doing the same.

Treadmill Desks Boost Job Performance

A yearlong study found that treadmill work-desks boosted job performance in the view of both workers and their bosses.

Cycling Rx

To combat obesity, Boston doctors are writing prescriptions for bike-sharing programs, reducing the annual cost from $85 to $5.

Functional Training Protects Against Falls

According to a new study, seniors that integrate strength and balance training into everyday activities experience nearly one-third fewer falls.

National Start! Walking Day

If you’re not already a regular walker, take the first step to better health and fitness on April 3.

Most Walkable Cities

Learn whether your town made this year’s list of the best Walk-Friendly Communities, recognized for safe, accessible and comfortable walking.

Daily Self-Care

Take the first steps to better wellness at this nonprofit’s website that offers motivational videos, health information, walking maps and walking groups.
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