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If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year. from

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
Runners are at 27%-40% lower risk of death when compared to non-runners. from

Which sports are best for health and long life?

Adults who participate in a high overall level of sports and exercise are at 34% lower risk of death than those who never or rarely engage in such activities.
Racewalkers turn a corner – keeping one foot on the ground – during the women’s 20-km event at the 2012 London Olympics. Maureen Barlin/flickr

Don’t run (and don’t laugh): The little-known history of racewalking

Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Route mapping apps such as Strava are popular with cyclists, but you need to protect your privacy. Shutterstock/antb

Protecting your privacy if you use a route mapping app

If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.

What exercise does to your bones

Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.

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