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You Can Get Even More Out of Strength Training Than Killer Abs

People who strength train for at least two non-consecutive days a week have significantly fewer symptoms of mild to moderate depression, according to a recent review. (Runner’s World)

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Commutes on Foot or Bike Tied to Lowered Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

People who regularly add walking or cycling into parts of a longer commute or journey may reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a study from the United Kingdom that followed more than 350,000 people for seven years. (Reuters Health)

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America’s Fittest Cities

The 11th annual American College of Sports Medicine fitness index ranked U.S. cities for their residents’ healthy behaviors. The top 5: Arlington, VA; Minneapolis, MN; Washington D.C.; Madison, WI; and Portland, OR. Seattle came in one-tenth of a point behind Portland at #6. (King5)

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Using Behavioral Science to Build an Exercise Habit

Fewer than half of Americans exercise as much as they should. Thankfully, the field of behavioral science has solutions to offer. (Scientific American)

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How Much Exercise Your Kid Needs, Based On the Latest Research

What types of physical activity should kids and teens do, and how do you get young people excited about exercise? “The main message is that children and adolescents need to be physically active daily and to take this habit into adulthood.” (CNN)

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Neuropsychologist Shares Pro Hockey Players’ Secrets to Resilience

Professional hockey players who recover quickly after a concussion are the ones who take responsibility for their own health. One of their first questions after an injury is, “What do I have to do?” (Forbes)

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Standing Up at Your Desk Could Make You Smarter

A new study has found that sitting is bad for your brain. And it might be the case that lots of exercise is not enough to save you if you’re a couch potato the rest of the time. (New York Times)

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Exercise Could Lower Your Chances of Getting Heart Disease Even if You’re Genetically at Risk

About one in four deaths in the United States are due to heart disease. But a new study suggests that even if you have a genetic risk for heart disease, there’s a simple way to combat it: Exercise. (TIME)

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Getting Kids to a Good Weight by 13 May Help Avoid Diabetes

Overweight boys who get to a healthy weight by age 13 have the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as someone who never weighed too much. (US News)

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Doctors Often Skip Discussing Dangers of Driving After Concussion

Most doctors who treat young athletes for concussion know that the injury increases the risk of having a car accident, but barely half counsel their patients against driving, a U.S. study suggests. (Reuters Health)

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