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Cardiovascular Disease

Families and fitness

10 Ways to Help Families Change

By Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD | September 22, 2021 |

Families need you! A growing body of research makes it clear: Families provide a powerful force in supporting—or opposing—better health behaviors. Indeed, the authors of a state-of-the-art review in a prestigious cardiology journal call families “a linchpin for cardiovascular health promotion throughout the life course” (Vedanthan et al. 2016). Whether you work primarily with children,…

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Two male friends jogging in a forest.

Why the Benefits of Exercise Vary

By Kate Watson | July 1, 2021 |

We know that everyone can experience the benefits of exercise, but it has remained unclear why different people may respond to the same exercise program in different ways. The mechanistic links between physical fitness and general health have also been unclear. “While groups as a whole benefit from exercise, the variability in responses between any…

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