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This Is How Much Exercise You Need

A shocking report about daily exercise, plus more of today's essential health news.

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This Is How Much Exercise You Need

A shocking report about daily exercise, plus more of today's essential health news.

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NY TIMES: Weight Gain Possibly Tied To Later Bedtimes

"There may be a link between later bedtimes and weight gain, new research suggests. After controlling for age, sex, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the researchers found that each hour later bedtime during the school or workweek was associated with about a two-point increase in B.M.I." Read full story.

Trouble going to bed at a decent hour? These 20 Surprising Ways to Lose Weight While You Sleep may convince you to count sheep ASAP.

NY TIMES: Is Canned Fish as Nutritious as Fresh?

"Canned fish is also more likely to be wild than farmed, said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian and manager of nutrition services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute; some types of farmed fish have been found to be high in pollutants. Plus, canned fish such as sardines generally provide more calcium, because the calcium-rich bones are softened by processing and therefore more likely to be eaten." Read full story.

Whether you opt for canned or fresh, check out our report on the 6 Best Fish for Weight Loss before your next shopping trip!

WASHINGTON POST: New Study Says 30 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Is Not Enough. You Should Double Or Quadruple That

If you're among of the millions of Americans who dutifully carve out 30 minutes a day for the moderate-intensity exercise recommended by experts based on the idea that you're doing all you can for your heart, you're in for some disappointing news. A new analysis published Monday in the journal Circulation finds that that amount of activity may not be good enough. Read full story.

Maximize your workout time: We've rounded up the Best Workouts for Weight Loss!

And you might already be working out more than you think. Check out these 19 Ways to Burn Calories Without a Gym!

By Jennifer Ashton, MD
ABC News Chief Women's Health Correspondent