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  2. Bicycling and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
    2016 - Denmark

    People who frequently bike to work or in their free time have a decreased risk of heart disease. 

  3. Benefits of Physical Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
    2016 - Spain

    Exercise improves physical function and balance, corrects disability, prevents muscle loss, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia in middle-aged women. 

  4. Physical Activity and Type 2 Diabetes
    2016 - England

    Higher levels of leisure time  physical activity were associated with substantially lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in the general population.

  5. Running Repairs Neurodegenerative Disease in Animal Brain
    2016 - Canada

    Canadian researchers discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models.

  6. Heart Failure Risk Reduced in Older Adults with Moderate Physical Activity
    2015 - USA

    In older adults, the risk of heart failure can be cut in half by adherence to key protective lifestyle factors, including modest physical activity, in addition to not smoking and a healthy weight.

  7. Recreational Physical Activity in Natural Environments and Implications for Health
    2016 - England

    The study estimated that more than eight million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

  8. Regular Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Health Costs
    2016 - USA

    The study provides strong evidence of the association between moderate‐vigorous physical activity and significantly lower health care expenditures and resource utilization, irrespective of...

  9. Physical Activity Moderates the Association Between Alcohol and Mortality
    2016 - Australia

    Meeting the current physical activity public health recommendations offsets some of the all-cause and nearly all cancer mortality risk associated with alcohol drinking.

  10. Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth
    2016 - Canada

    The guidelines provide evidence-informed recommendations for a healthy day (24 h), comprising a combination of sleep, sedentary behaviours, light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity physical...

  11. Exercise Improves Cognitive Functioning in People With Schizophrenia
    2016 - England

    This meta-analysis provides evidence that exercise can improve cognitive functioning among people with schizophrenia, particularly from interventions using higher dosages of exercise.

  12. A Chapter a Day: Reading and Longevity
    2016 - USA

    Researchers found that avid readers lived on average almost two years longer than those who did not read. 

  13. Physical Activity and Risk of Five Chronic Diseases
    2016 - USA

    Higher levels of total physical activity were significantly associated with lower risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events. 

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