What is Healthy Exercise?

(DGIwire)  —  We’ve all heard exercise is good for us but most are still confused about what kind of exercise to do and how much is really needed to obtain health benefits. Current guidelines for physical activity state that 150 minutes per week is a good goal.  That works out to be just over 20 […]

You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!

(DGIwire) — Lately studies and articles about the health problems associated with sitting and prolonged periods of inactivity have been getting some headlines. It’s definitely worth everyone’s attention because it appears the problems can be easily counteracted, but not in the way one might think. “The typical activity of remaining hunter-gatherers in the world today would be […]

Walk or Run For Health?

(DGIwire) — At least one study has concluded that walking equaled running for heart health as long as the same distance was covered.  It was not how long you run or walk but how far. The study included data from more than 33,000 runners and almost 16,000 walkers aged 18 to 80 with most between […]

Memory: Walk or Lose It

(DGIwire)   One of the biggest age related health concerns today is the loss of memory.  The National Institute on Aging estimates that between 2.4 to 5.1 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills and is considered irreversible.  Although experts are unsure about the cause(s), there are now several […]

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