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Teens who exercise gain lifetime benefits, new study concludes

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Carol Sames, PhDRegular exercise in one’s teen years lays the foundation for a longer, healthier life, says a newly released long-term study. Exercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD, director of Upstate’s Vitality Fitness Program, helps explain the massive study of Chinese women, cites its drawbacks and agrees with the idea that people should be encouraged to establish healthy exercise and other habits when young.


Check-Up From The Neck-Up: Survival of the fittest, and/or, survival of the happiest?

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Richard O'Neill, PhDDr. Richard O’Neill reminds us why just brisk walking for 10 minutes or more a day keeps us living longer and healthier lives.

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Boost your brainpower with regular exercise

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames, PhD discusses recent research that identifies numerous previously unknown ways in which regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, helps control diabetes and boosts brainpower. Sames is the Director of Upstate’s Vitality! program, which was conceived as a natural extension of the programs and activities offered through the traditional health care system. For more information or to enroll in the Vitality! program, call (315) 464-9992.
Read the story: Researchers Explain Why Exercise Works Magic, The Scientific American.


6/10/12 How interval training can improve your workout

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Carol SamesExercise physiologist Carol Sames discusses the recent interest in the value of ‘interval training’, brief bursts of high intensity training. This style of training answers the people who say they don’t have TIME to train because it requires a short investment in time….but demands a higher intensity workout than walking.

How 1-Minute Intervals Can Improve Your Health, by Gretchen Reynolds. The New York Times,  February 15, 2012

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