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Want Kids to Get More Exercise at Dance Class? Choose Hip Hop, not Ballet

Want your kids to get the most exercise possible at dance class? Throw out the ballet shoes and put on some high tops, TIME reports. Just 30 percent of ballet classes among girls ages five to 10 involve significant exercise, compared to 57 percent ...

Men: Here’s a Rousing Reason to Keep Drinking Coffee

Men, your daily cup of Joe could help prevent erectile dysfunction (ED),  Fox News reports. It’s the caffeine that does the trick, so even if you’re not a coffee drinker, you’ve got other options (just avoid that sugary soda). Men who ...

Workouts May Improve Your Body Rhythm

Regular exercise could help your body clock stay in sync, a new animal study from researchers at the University of the Netherlands suggests. Mice – young and old – were put in a cage and allowed to run around on wheels at different intervals. ...

Healthy Dining Out Tricks

Just because you’re trying to eat better doesn’t mean you have to stop dining out altogether. With these tricks, you can still enjoy your restaurant meals while watching your waistline, the New York Times reports: First, watch your ...

For Seniors, A Half-Hour of Exercise May Extend Life

Men, just 30 minutes of activity per day can help you live longer, Medical News Today reports. Older men who completed a half-hour of light exercise like walking six days per week (for a total of three hours) were 40 percent less likely to die ...

Is Daycare Making Your Kids Fat?

Children in childcare don’t get nearly enough physical activity, which could lead to weight and health problems down the line, HealthDay News reports. Kids in daycare spend just 33 minutes per day playing outside and only 48 minutes overall of ...

Fatty Fish Could Help Kids’ Behavioral Development

Feeding your kids foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids — found in fatty fish and certain nuts — could aid their behavioral development, a new study indicates. Children who have poor nutrition at age 3 are more antisocial and aggressive as they ...

Skipping Suncreen When You Go Out? Bad Idea

Here’s some sobering news for summer: Just 14 percent of men and 30 percent of women regularly use sunscreen on their face and other exposed skin before they go outside, HealthDay News reports. In addition, more than four out of ten men and ...

Pregnant Women’s Lifestyle Affects Children’s Obesity Risk

How healthfully you eat and live during pregnancy can affect your future offspring not only at birth, but as they grow up, HealthDay News reports. Women who gained more weight than recommended or did not exercise enough during pregnancy were more ...

Here Are All the Ways Coffee is Great for You

Coffee-lovers, rejoice. When it comes to your daily cuppa, the health benefits are many, and the drawbacks few, the New York Times reports. Even if it gives you the jitters, there are no major long-term negative cardiovascular consequences of ...