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Exercise / Fitness
 
'Pokemon Go' Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day...
SOURCES: Hanzhang Xu, graduate student, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, N.C.; Nieca Goldberg, M.D., medical director, NYU Langone Tisch Center for Women's Health, New York City; March 8, 2017, abstract for presentation, American Heart Association meeting, Portland, Ore.
3/8/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 -- People playing Pokemon Go on their smartphone receive an unintended dose of physical activity during their quest to capture virtual critters, a new study finds.

Pokemon Go players were twice as likely to walk 10,000 steps a day than they were before taking up t...

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Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts...
SOURCE: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, news release, March 1, 2017
3/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- Seniors who want to give their hearts a healthy boost may want to focus on exercise first, a new study suggests.

The research found that getting active may do more for cardiovascular health in older adults than losing weight does.

"Any physical activity...

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Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate...
SOURCE: American College of Cardiology, news release, March 8, 2017
3/8/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 -- Fitbits and other wrist-worn fitness devices promise to keep track of your heart rate, but new research suggests they are less accurate than thought during certain exercises.

"If you need to know your heart rate with accuracy when exercising -- either because y...

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