Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US
NEW YORK (AP) — It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are becoming obese.
About 24 percent of adults last year said they exercise enough each week to meet government recommendations for both muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise, according to a large annual health survey. That was up from 21 percent in 2015.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials are teaming up with Planet Fitness to offer a free statewide health and wellness initiative this summer for teens ages 15 to 18 to put down their electronic devices and get active.
The teens are being allowed to work out free at all Planet Fitness locations in New Hampshire from Tuesday through Sept. 1.
Dear Doctor: Being physically fit in middle age can decrease the risk of dementia, according to my sister-in-law. She walks four miles a day and runs on the weekends, so I imagine she's covered. But I work full-time and am a single mom to three busy kids, so I'm short on free time. Just how much exercise is enough?
Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were
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Georgia deputy dies from heart attack during fitness test
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while taking the department's annual physical fitness test.
Exercise class keeps childhood sweethearts, both 90, moving
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Heading back to their seats during an exercise session, Jean Eason turned to her husband of nearly 70 years and patted his back: "Isn't this like 'The Wedding March'?" she asks.
Jean and William Eason, both 90, are the oldest members of their class, although another member is not far behind, at 88.