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1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion

According to a new study, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion is proven to be just as successful as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. That question in the back of all of our minds – “how little can I get away with?”, has finally been answered – only 1 minute of arduous exercise can improve health and fitness overall.

Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

Lower-back pain is one of the top three reasons that Americans go to the doctor. But the solution can be a DIY project.

Lower-back pain is very democratic in the people it strikes.

“It’s a universal experience. You’d be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain,” says Chris Maher, a physical therapist turned health researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia. “It’s a common problem across the whole of the globe,” he says, whether it’s North America, sub-Saharan Africa or rural India.

Chronic pain patients use alternative care, often don’t tell physician

When it comes to managing chronic pain, patients often seek out alternative care but many don’t tell their physicians, a new study found.

A survey of more than 6,000 patients treated for chronic pain at Kaiser Permanente Northwest between 2009 and 2011 found that nearly 60 percent also saw a chiropractor or acupuncturist. But more than a third treated for acupuncture and more than 40 percent who saw a chiropractor did not tell their primary care physician.…