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Pitt's John M. Jakicic and Kirk I. Erickson are updating the nation’s physical activity guidelines. Among their suggestions: Even a burst of activity for less than 10 minutes can help deskbound workers stay healthier.
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Much of the neural repair occurs during the first three months following a stroke. But, exercise may benefit patients' brains, no matter how much time has passed, Pitt researchers say.
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We all know that physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, scientists have never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health for a large-scale collaboration to investigate why being active is beneficial for our health.