ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
The Zen Way to Pain Relief
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
CANCER
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma
CAREGIVING
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child
Caregiving May Lengthen Life
Injected Medication Errors a Major Problem
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Controversial Chemical Lingers Longer in the Body
Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return
Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
FITNESS
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
More Single Women Are Having Babies
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Pool Chemicals Raise Kids Allergy, Asthma Risk
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
MEN'S HEALTH
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Countdown to Hair Loss
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
Drink Away Dementia?
Keeping Mentally Active Seems To Keep The Brain Active
Optimism May Boost Immune System
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Supportive Weigh-In Program Keeps Pounds Off
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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