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Running Doesn’t Hurt Knees and Might Help Them

If you haven’t run because you’re afraid it might damage your knees and cause osteoarthritis, it might be time to lace up and take a jog! A new study suggests that not only does running not hurt knees but regular running at any age could actually help protect knees from developing knee osteoarthritis.

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Exercise Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related problems. Some 2.7 million Americans are estimated to have atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib. And the risk of this common heart condition increases as people age. The good news is researchers reported August […]

Get Moving. Too Much Sedentary Behavior a Detriment to Heart Health!

Two hours of sitting can be as harmful to heart health as 20 minutes of exercise is beneficial, researchers reported July 7, 2014 online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found engaging in behaviors that require low energy expenditure, such as sitting, driving, reading, watching television and more, […]

Knee Osteoarthritis Might Not Slow You Down If You Walk 6,000 Steps Daily

Physical therapists have long known that physical activity can prevent or slow functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. What wasn’t clear was whether simply walking would protect people against the functional limitations associated with knee osteoarthritis. New research shows it does.

Boston University researchers reported June 12, 2014 in the journal of Arthritis […]