ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Study Examines How Rheumatoid Arthritis Destroys Bone
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
CANCER
Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
CAREGIVING
Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'
Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
COSMETIC
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
DIET, NUTRITION
5 Reasons why you could gain weight while dieting
Breakfast Eggs Keep Folks on Diet
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
EYE CARE, VISION
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders
Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
FITNESS
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Exercise 30 Minutes a Day? Who Knew!
Be Healthy, Spend Less
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
MEN'S HEALTH
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
SENIORS
Boost In Elderly Population Will Be Felt Worldwide
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk
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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