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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.

Employers offering bonuses and perks to track workers’ fitness

Big health insurance companies have been teaming up with businesses to offer free FitBit devices and cash incentives, but privacy advocates say this is a slippery slope.

Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests

Experts found that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were less likely to be obese than those living in countries where rice consumption was low.

The researchers calculated that even a modest increase in rice consumption of 50g per day per person could reduce the worldwide prevalence of obesity by 1% (from 650 million adults to 643.5 million).

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Walking Workouts for High Blood Pressure

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You can reduce hypertension risks with brisk walking & strength workouts.
Exercise can help lower high blood pressureas much as many medications. Regular aerobic exercise such as brisk walking is recommended for people with hypertension by health authorities such as the American Heart Association.

The good news is that you can enjoy a variety of walking workouts, including short, brisk walks, and longer walking sessions to get the desired effects. Strength training, done in addition to aerobic exercise, also has benefits for people with high blood pressure.

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