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Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. from www.shutterstock.com

Just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re healthy

You might be thin on the outside, but if you have a poor diet and are physically inactive, you can have the same health risks as someone who is obese.
Many athletes stretch before and after exercise, but they may not be gaining benefits from doing so. ESB Basic/shutterstock.com

Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise

Who hasn't been told to stretch before and after exercise to prevent injury and improve performance? There may be no scientific evidence to back that up, although stretching has other benefits.
Sitting can do more than give you a headache. It is linked to diabetes and obesity. Stockfour/Shutterstock.com

Sitting and diabetes in older adults: Does timing matter?

Researchers are learning even more about how a sedentary lifestyle is bad for our bodies. A recent study shows a link between sitting patterns and diabetes in older people.
Most people with low back pain aren’t getting the most effective treatment. from shutterstock.com

The guidelines on low back pain are clear: drugs and surgery should be the last resort

A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
Most doctors and nurses agree exercise is beneficial but don’t routinely prescribe exercise as part of their patients’ cancer treatment plan. Photo credit: Exercise Oncology Team at Australian Catholic University

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.

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