ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Know Your Asthma Triggers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Spot light on Dani Antman New Lionheart teacher
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Bone Loss Stable on Restricted Calorie Diet
Fall Sports Peak Time for Lower Leg Damage
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers
CANCER
Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering
Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
CAREGIVING
Injected Medication Errors a Major Problem
With Age Comes Greater Risk of Hypothermia
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Drink a Little Wine, Live a Little Longer
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
DIABETES
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Caffeine May Offer Some Skin Cancer Protection
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Successful Weight Loss Shows Unique Brain Patterns
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Hurricane Threats: Time to Batten Down the Hatches
Controversial Chemical Lingers Longer in the Body
Population-Based Strategy Urged to Cut U.S. Obesity Rate
EYE CARE, VISION
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk
FITNESS
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Fall Cleanup Is a Prime Time for Accidents
FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Any Old Cane Won't Do
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
New Options Offered for Sleep Apnea
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Scary Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Questionable
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
MEN'S HEALTH
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
MENTAL HEALTH
Reminiscing Helps Build Emotional Strength
Common Social Groups and Race, Seem to Help People Relate
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
SENIORS
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
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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