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Moving around has big health benefits – and now we know how big

Moving around has big health benefits – and now we know how big
Pretty much everyone knows that taking exercise helps people stay in good health. It staves off chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart disease and – maybe – helps us live longer.
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Exercise: motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going

Exercise: motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going

The benefits of physical activity to your overall health and wellbeing are well-known, but it can be difficult to know how to get started if you don’t regularly exercise. Here we review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.

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Health check: what’s the best time of the day to exercise?

Health check: what’s the best time of the day to exercise?
Most people are aware of the importance of being active and exercising daily. Unfortunately, due to busy schedules, most people are forced to exercise around other numerous commitments. However, the timing of exercise can have profound effects on performance.
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Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether?

Can trying to meet specific exercise goals put us off being active altogether?
Encouraging people to meet specific fitness goals when they are new to exercising can be ineffective. In fact, it may even make it harder to become active. So what's the best way to set fitness goals?
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Exercise more in 2018 – it really is good for your heart

Exercise more in 2018 – it really is good for your heart
With 2018 stretching out before us, shining with promise, many of us have made resolutions to be more active. 

But people also give many reasons for not exercising: That there’s “not enough time,” or there’s a lack of facilities or “it’s just easier to sit and watch TV.” Recent media coverage of new research studies has added to this list of excuses, through headlines such as: “Excessive exercise may harm the heart.”

Is this really the case? Could exercise be bad for your heart? Is there such a thing as too much exercise?

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