ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls
New Clues to How Fish Oils Help Arthritis Patients
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
CANCER
Exercise Cuts Lung Cancer Risk in Ex-Smokers by 45%
U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
CAREGIVING
Are Hospital Mobile Phones Dialing Up Superbugs?
Timing May Matter in Organ Donation Decisions
Bariatric Surgery Centers Don't Deliver Better Outcomes
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
DIABETES
Saliva Test Could Monitor Type 2 Diabetes
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
DIET, NUTRITION
Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises
Trans Fat Labeling Gets Tricky
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
Seasons Arriving 2 Days Earlier, Study Says
Most Mt. Everest Deaths Occur Near Summit During Descent
EYE CARE, VISION
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks
FDA Goes After Unapproved Eye Washes, Skin Ointments
Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Weak Muscles May Cause 'Runner's Knee'
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter
New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Kids With Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Trouble
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Safety Should Be Priority for Those Involved in Kids' Sports
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
MEN'S HEALTH
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
SENIORS
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
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Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day

Want to feel more fit in 2010?

A professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., says adding a half hour of exercise a day is the key to a healthier lifestyle.

"People don't realize you can get tremendous benefit from regular physical activity even if you never lose a pound," Peter Brubaker in a news release from the school.

Brubaker, director of the healthy exercise and lifestyle programs at Wake Forest, has these suggestions about how to get more exercise each day:

* Don't feel like you need to exercise all at once. A few minutes here and there can add up to what you need.
* Walk. It's efficient and easy. If you wear a pedometer to track your mileage, studies suggest you'll boost your activity.
* Find ways to get exercise in your daily routine through things like taking the stairs.
* Track your exercise in a journal and don't worry so much about weight loss. If you do want to shed pounds, 60 minutes of exercise a day is a good place to start.
* Try a variety of activities and challenge your family and friends to join you in exercising 30 minutes a day.
* Set realistic expectations. Change takes time.

SOURCES: Wake Forest University, press release, December 2009 Published on: January 04, 2010