Heart-healthy lifestyles can spread through social networks

December 16, 2013

Heart-healthy lifestyles can be contagious to your family and friends. In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, people in social networks who received an intervention to tackle their weight problems together lost an average 6½ pounds more and trimmed an extra 1¼ inches from their waists compared with […]

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In many families, exercise is by appointment only

March 5, 2013

By Jane Greenhalgh and Patti Neighmond Most families know that their kids need to exercise. In a poll that NPR recently conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, practically all of the parents surveyed said it’s important for their kids to exercise. But about one-third of them said that can […]

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