These at-home exercises can help older people boost their immune system and overall health in the age of COVID-19

Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.

Lisa Charles, Fitness/Wellness Research Coordinator for the Rutgers Aging Brain Health Alliance, Rutgers University - Newark • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Desk-based jobs may offer protection against poor cognition in later life

People who work in jobs that require less physical activity – typically office and desk-based jobs – are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Finding ways to move your body while social distancing

Physical activity is important for all kinds of health reasons, even in quarantine.

Renee J. Rogers, Associate Professor of Health and Physical Activity - Programming Director, Pitt Healthy Lifestyle Institute, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~4 min

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Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests

Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2019 ~4 min

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