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Want to know more about Obesity, Exercise and Breaking Sedentary Habits? See recent news and studies to learn more about the issues, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

The Best Type of Exercise to Burn Fat


Jeenah Moon for The New York Times

A few minutes of brief, intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks or other moderate workouts for incinerating body fat, according to a helpful new review of the effects of exercise on fat loss. 

The moderate-exercise routines used in the studies varied considerably, with some involving walking and others jogging, cycling or swimming. In general, the endurance-style workouts lasted for about 40 minutes.

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Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat


CreditCreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times

The possibility of formally prescribing exercise as a treatment for various health conditions, including high blood pressure, insulin resistance, obesity, osteoarthritis and others, has been gaining traction among scientists and physicians. The American College of Sports Medicine already leads a global initiative called Exercise Is Medicine, which aims to encourage doctors to include exercise prescriptions as part of disease treatments.

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Stanford Medicine announces results of unprecedented Apple Heart Study


Stanford Medicine researchers presented their findings of the Apple Heart Study at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific. Picture: Apple.com

Apple and Stanford created the study to evaluate Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notification, which occasionally checks the heart’s rhythm in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm appears to be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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