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Exercise May Make Life Better For Those With Arthritis

Sex can be good, but not great, exercise: study

26 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise boosts quality of life and reduces health care costs for people with arthritis, a new study shows. Researchers found that meeting national physical activity guidelines could add up to 20 days of good health in one year for these patients. However, many Americans are not getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a week, in bouts lasting at least 10 minutes each. The findings were scheduled to be presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in San Diego. "Regular physical activity improves health and reduces mortality in the general population. <br>More:

Easily program your mind to exercise

Our minds prod us to get up and move our bodies and we feel guilty about stuffing these feelings and thoughts instead of taking action to start an exercise routine in our lives. Any kind of exercise would help most people, such as walking, bike riding or swimming. My personal preference is walking, but I don't get out to joy walk because I already walk several blocks to and from work. This isn't the same kind of walking because it doesn't relax my brain. Making sure we get some enjoyment out of our exercise also involves keeping our brains happy because exercise can get very boring. <br>More:

Types of Exercise Get your heart pumping. Some type of aerobic exercise is important -- it lifts mood and boosts your heart health . Walking, running, and biking are all good options. If you have leg weakness or other problems moving, you could try other things like rowing or water aerobics. Stretch. <br>More:

Living With MS: Exercise Tips

A small new study published last week claims that when it comes to burning calories, sex is better than a walk, but not as good as a jog. RELATED: MEET THE PROFESSIONAL CUDDLER Researchers from Montreal's University of Quebec enlisted 21 heterosexual couples ages 18 to 35 for the study, and asked them to wear the fitness tracker SenseWear. Each subject first completed a 30-minute jog on a treadmill to provide a baseline measure of their calorie expenditure, and then they were sent home with the armbands and instructions to have sex while wearing the sensors. Most sex sessions lasted around 25 minutes (with some as short as 10 minutes, others almost reaching an hour), with men expending more energy than women. On average, men burned 101 calories when having sex, and women burned 69 calories. <br>More:

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