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Does Going Upstairs Hurt Your Knees? That could be an Early Sign of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee pain while going upstairs might be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis and an opportunity for early intervention, according to a study in the January 2015 journal Arthritis Care & Research.

Researchers referred to a study of more than 4,700 adults who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis using radiographic images or who were […]

Five-minute Walks Help to Undo Physical Harm from Prolonged Sitting

Researchers have studied the harmful health effects from prolonged sitting. Sitting for hours at a time for work, while watching television or even when driving is associated with risk factors that lead to heart and metabolic disease. It turns out, however, that it’s fairly easy to avoid potential health problems from sitting, simply by […]

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, […]

Postmenopausal Women of All Fitness Levels Who Spend Too Much Idle Time at Increased Risk for Premature Death

Postmenopausal women who spend most of their days sitting or resting are doing themselves far more harm than good, according to a new study.

Cornell University researchers studied 93,000 postmenopausal American women. They found women with the highest amounts of sedentary time, which researchers defined as sitting and resting, but not including sleep, died […]