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Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
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For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving -- even with a half-hour of slow walking -- it helped them shed a little bit of weight and a couple of inches from their waistlines.

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A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says.

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the importance of introducing kids to a wide variety of "whole foods" -- from fruits and vegetables, to whole grains and nuts, to fish and low-fat dairy.

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Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Giving peanut products to infants at high risk for peanut allergy may reduce the risk of developing the allergy by 80 percent, a startlingly new study suggests.

For years, the conventional wisdom was to avoid giving peanuts to infants who were at risk for developing an allergy to them. And although that recommendation was retracted in 2008, many parents continued to avoid giving peanut products to their infants, said lead researcher Dr. Gideon Lack, from the department of pediatric allergy at King's College London in England.

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Fitness Experts Dispel Common Exercise Myths
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Several often-cited fitness "facts" are really myths, according to experts on exercise.

For example, stretching before exercise doesn't actually reduce the risk of injury, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) said in a Feb. 14 news release, after examining research conducted over the past decade. However, stretching can help prevent injuries at other times, such as after a workout.

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Taking a Bath After a Workout? Hold the Ice, Researchers Say
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Taking an ice bath after a workout does not reduce soreness or strength loss, according to a new study.

"It doesn't help you feel better and it doesn't help you perform better," lead researcher Naomi Crystal said in a University of New Hampshire news release.

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