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Walking Improves Memory in Older Adults
Research May Give Seniors
Motivation to Walk
New Study

Research May Give Seniors Motivation to Walk

30 minutes a day, four times a week makes a big difference in brain function, study says

(Newser) - A brisk walk could be a ticket to a sharper mind and more precise memory. A new study out of the University of Maryland has offered yet another endorsement for the benefits of benefits of exercise , especially for older adults, reports the Washington Post . Researchers studied a group of about...

Peloton Recalls 2M Bikes: 'Immediately Stop Using'

Seat post on affected model, PL01, can break during use

(Newser) - Peloton is recalling more than 2 million of its exercise bikes in the US because the bike’s seat post assembly can break during use, per the AP .
  • Model PL01: The recall includes approximately 2.2 million of the Peloton Bikes Model PL01. The bikes were sold in the US

Just 11 Minutes a Day of Physical Activity Has Major Benefits

That's half the recommended level, but it's enough to lower disease risk

(Newser) - Researchers in Britain analyzed almost 200 studies to get some hard numbers to back up the common-sense advice that exercise is good for you and a little bit is much better than none. "One in 10 premature deaths could have been prevented if everyone achieved even half the recommended...

WHO Has a Warning for Couch Potatoes

Agency notes 'severe' cost for physical inactivity, with various diseases looming

(Newser) - Get active or risk disease. That's the message from the World Health Organization, whose first global report on physical activity indicates 500 million people in 194 countries will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, dementia, depression, or other diseases unless they boost their physical activity. "There are few...

Don't Pat Yourself on the Back Just Yet for That Half-Hour Run

Researchers warn 30-minute daily exercise may not make up for sitting around the rest of the day

(Newser) - If you refuse to identify as a "couch potato" because of that half-hour workout you diligently slip in each day, despite the fact that you're sedentary for much of the rest of it, you might actually still be a couch potato—just an "active" one. And what...

Peloton CEO Who'd Hoped to 'Disrupt' Industry Stepping Down

Co-founder John Foley is leaving chief executive role, but he's not completely riding off into sunset

(Newser) - The co-founder of Peloton is stepping down as chief executive after an extended streak of tumult at the exercise and treadmill company. John Foley first pitched the idea of an interactive exercise bike in 2011, hoping to disrupt the industry. Now, he'll give up his CEO position and become...

10 Minutes More Exercise Daily Could Prevent Many Deaths
A Little Extra Exercise Daily
Could Be a Lifesaver

A Little Extra Exercise Daily Could Be a Lifesaver

Researchers say it could prevent more than 100K premature deaths a year

(Newser) - Getting just a little more exercise every day could keep a lot of people out of an early grave, according to a study that tracked the activity levels—and death rates—of nearly 5,000 people between the ages of 40 and 85. Researchers writing in the journal JAMA Internal ...

Mike Pompeo Reveals Big Weight Loss, but People Have Questions

Not everyone is buying ex-CIA chief's story on how he dropped 90 pounds in 6 months

(Newser) - People have been whispering for months about Mike Pompeo's out-of-nowhere weight loss, first noticed in the late fall as he made various appearances. Some speculated he was sick; others wondered if he was getting in shape to make a presidential run in 2024. The former CIA director and secretary...

Want Exercise Benefits Without Exercising? Get In the Hot Tub

Study finds 'improvements to cardiorespiratory fitness,' other health benefits from a nice hot soak

(Newser) - People have enjoyed hot baths or saunas for millennia, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, per the Guardian . Bathhouses remain popular in many parts of the world, including South Korea. In Finland, a country of 5.5 million people and 3 million saunas, sauna bathing is known as "the...

Biden's Peloton May Cause 'Unexpected Headache'

High-tech bike hooked up to internet could cause cybersecurity risk in the White House

(Newser) - There's nothing wrong with a president who takes care of himself, but how Joe Biden stays fit could lead to what the Guardian calls an "unexpected headache." It's been reported that, before he became commander in chief, the 78-year-old kicked off each day in Wilmington, Del....

WHO Says People Need to Get More Active

Agency says pandemic has made situation worse

(Newser) - As the coronavirus leaves many people housebound and many Americans sit to feast for Thanksgiving, the World Health Organization says people need to get more active, insisting that up to 5 million deaths worldwide could be avoided each year if people would run, walk, and simply move more. The United...

Peloton Takes Advantage of Closed Gyms

Company plans to roll out cheaper treadmill

(Newser) - With many Americans either unable or unwilling to go to gyms during the pandemic, Peloton is planning to roll out some new products. Sources tell Bloomberg that the company is planning to introduce a new, cheaper version of its Tread treadmill. The new version, which will be smaller and will...

Seattle Keeping 20 Miles of Streets Closed for Good

Mayor says coronavirus measure will remain permanent

(Newser) - In April, Seattle shut down a slew of thoroughfares as part of its Stay Healthy Streets Initiative, a plan designed to give residents more space to exercise and get some fresh air while still being able to practice social distancing. Now the city has announced that at least 20 miles'...

Parisians Now Have to Exercise at Night

City bans outdoor exercise in daytime

(Newser) - Parisians who want to get some exercise outside will now have to do it at night or early in the morning. After a weekend that saw large groups of people jogging in the city's parks, authorities have banned outdoor exercise between 10am and 7pm, reports the BBC . Mayor Anne...

Exercise May Cut Risk of 7 Cancers
Study Suggests Big Benefit
of Regular Exercise
new study

Study Suggests Big Benefit of Regular Exercise

Researchers see a reduced risk of 7 types of cancer

(Newser) - A new study might provide an extra nudge to get off the couch after the holidays: Researchers found that regular exercise reduces the risk of seven cancers, reports NBC News . The study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that people who follow general exercise guidelines of 2.5 to...

Guru: Exercise Titan Is So Done
Guru: Exercise Titan Is So Done

Guru: Exercise Titan Is So Done

Andrew Left at Citron Research sees dark days ahead for Peloton

(Newser) - Peloton's month could get worse—we're just not sure how. First, a company commercial was widely panned and inspired a tongue-in-cheek response . Then stock fell, and kept falling this week. Now an esteemed short seller predicts that Peloton shares will plunge to just $5 in 2020, CNN Business...

The 'Peloton Girl' Is Back
The 'Peloton' Fight
Is Far From Over
the rundown

The 'Peloton' Fight Is Far From Over

Actress Monica Ruiz is now in an Aviation Gin commercial

(Newser) - The so-called "Peloton Girl" is back and apparently needs a good, stiff drink—or at least that's how she's portrayed in a new Aviation Gin commercial, Marie Claire reports. It opens with the actress, Monica Ruiz, looking traumatized before she and two girlfriends toast "to new...

Harry Reid's Blindness Lawsuit Comes to an End

Former US senator sued the maker of TheraBand

(Newser) - A jury in Las Vegas flatly rejected former US Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he blamed for injuries —including blindness in one eye—he suffered when the stretchy device slipped from his grasp and he fell face-first a little more than four years ago,...

Jillian Michaels Targets Popular Exercise Regimen. Fans Balk

'She's doing this for the sake of trying to be relevant,' one CrossFit devotee remarks

(Newser) - Jillian Michaels isn't exactly known for shying away from strong opinions on controversial topics, including a recent slam of the keto diet . The 44-year-old personal trainer's latest issue: CrossFit. USA Today reports that Michaels taped a short video for Shape last year, which the magazine posted to its...

Heavy Consequences for NFL Players Told to 'Bulk Up'

Obesity is a major issue among former players, prompting serious health problems

(Newser) - What some NFL players may have to look forward to in their retirement years: football signings, endorsement deals, and broadcasting contracts. What others may find in the cards: diabetes, cardiac issues, and hypertension. Thanks to years of being told to "bulk up" in the name of the game, former...

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