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Cardiovascular Disease

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Water Walking Works

Len Kravitz, PhD, professor of exercise science, shares two studies that support the decision to add water walking to your fitness routine.

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Heart Health, Super Bowl Sunday & Valentine’s Day

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Sadly, it is a mostly preventable lifestyle disease that is needlessly damaging too many lives. 

 

Families and fitness

10 Ways to Help Families Change

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…

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Why the Benefits of Exercise Vary

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…