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Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Read more...Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 64,000 births in Vancouver, Canada, and found that expectant mothers who lived in a neighborhood with plenty of trees, grass and other vegetation had a 20 percent lower risk of very preterm birth (before 30 weeks) and a 13 percent lower risk of moderate preterm birth (30 to 36 weeks).

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Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Read more...When you're ready to get back in shape after baby is born, remember that slow and steady is the healthy way to go.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

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Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Walking can help, too, if the amount of energy expended is equivalent to running more than 15 miles weekly, the study found.

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Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Regular running doesn't seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

The researchers analyzed data from more than 2,600 people who provided information about the three most common types of physical activity they did at different times in their lives. The average age of the study volunteers was 64. The time periods asked about were 12-18, 19-34, 35-49, and 50 and older. Among the participants, 29 percent said they were runners at some point in their lives.

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Running Could Add 3 Years to Your Lifespan
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research.

But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests.

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