"If you are in your 40s and looking towards menopause, avoid the 12-15 pounds that most women gain by increasing your activity level now," one expert says.
The Institute of Medicine's number one recommendation to help mitigate the impacts of cognitive aging: be physically active.
U.K. researchers report that "physical inactivity may theoretically be responsible for twice as many total deaths as high BMI..."
Mothers' increased physical activity boosted children's moderate and vigorous activity overall, researchers report.
Two recent reports re-emphasize everything you already know, but with added detail: fitness (and that involves weight, nutrition, exercise and overcoming a sedentary lifestyle) matters.