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What Does Moderate Exercise Mean, Anyway?

If you talk to a doctor or read physical fitness guidelines, you’re going to come across the phrase “moderate-intensity exercise.” It’s one of the guiding principles behind fitness recommendations. But patients often are left wondering: What does moderate really mean? Examples — something for everyone In the exercise world, we think of moderate-intensity activity as … Read More

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

People who walk regularly swear by the health and psychological benefits of their daily jaunt. Here are five reasons why they’re right. 1. Walking reduces stress, cheers you up and increases self-esteem If you’ve ever gone out for a walk in a huff and come back more calm and collected, you know firsthand that walking … Read More

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5 Best Exercises for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, exercise offers surprising benefits. As it lowers your stress levels, it lowers your blood sugar level. How much exercise is right for you? For people with diabetes, The National Institutes of Health  (NIH) recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercise each week. Exercise is so important for people with diabetes that the … Read More

Video: Walking Speed and Memory

How fast do you walk? A new study finds that slower walking later in life may be a sign that thinking problems are ahead. Ronan Factora, MD, a geriatrician at Cleveland Clinic Center for Geriatric Medicine, did not take part in the study, but says the association between walking speed and cognitive impairment has been … Read More