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    Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

    By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is a great way to stay youthful and even turn back the clock on aging. If you’re new to exercise or simply want a fitness reboot, here are ideas by the decade. In Your 20s: Experiment with different workouts to find what you enjoy. Make exercise a regular habit that you won’t want to give up, even when career and family make heavy demands on you. In Your 30s: Short on time? Try three 15-minute walks spread throughout the day. To stay fit and retain muscle, do cardio just about every day and…

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    Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — America’s couch potatoes are becoming ever more deeply rooted, and computers are the reason why. The amount of time people spend sitting around has increased in recent years, driven largely by more leisure time spent with a computer, federal survey data shows. Total daily sitting time increased about an hour a day for teenagers and adults between 2007 and 2016, the researchers found. Teens spend an average 8.2 hours a day plopped down, and adults about 6.4 hours. Television isn’t behind this increase, said senior researcher Yin Cao. She is an assistant professor with…

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    Sit All Day at Work? Exercise Can Counter That

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If your job keeps you chained to a desk all day, you might be able to erase the ill effects with regular exercise, a large new study suggests. Research has shown that people who spend a lot of time sitting may pay for it with a higher heart disease risk and a shorter lifespan. But the new study, of nearly 150,000 adults, indicates you can avoid those consequences by fitting in exercise when you can. People who spent a large portion of their days sitting were more likely to die during the study period…

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    There’s a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training

    Latest Exercise & Fitness News SUNDAY, April 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost — perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines aerobics, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum effort, followed by recovery periods. “These workouts are marketed as ‘one size fits all.’ However, many athletes, especially amateurs, do not have the flexibility, mobility, core strength and muscles to perform these exercises,” said study author Dr. Joseph Ippolito. He’s an orthopedist at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Researchers analyzed 2007-2016 U.S. government data and identified 3.9 million injuries caused by exercise equipment (such as barbells and kettle…

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    Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

    By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper body agile. They don’t require any special equipment and can even be done in your office. Neck stretch: Do this easy stretch either standing or sitting in a chair. Slowly turn your head to the left until you feel a slight pull. Make sure the position feels comfortable, but don’t tilt your head forward or backward. Hold for 10…