Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

September 22, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Five recommended health behaviors may prevent four out of five heart attacks in men, a new study suggests.
Middle-aged and older men were much less likely to have heart attacks over an average of 11 years if they drank moderately, didn’t smoke and did everything [...]


Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

September 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don’t engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.
Less than one-quarter of adults over 45 meet the muscle-strengthening recommendations set by the Department of Health [...]


Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia — even late in life, according to new research.
The World Alzheimer Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International, revealed that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia [...]


More Than Half of Americans Have Dangerous Belly Fat

September 17, 2014

Americans’ belt size continues to inch up, and women’s waistlines are widening faster than men’s, according to new government research.


3 Ways to Treat Urinary Incontinence

September 16, 2014

Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don’t involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.


Heart Docs Don’t Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

September 15, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology said in a joint statement that a more detailed personal [...]


Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

September 15, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man’s onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests.
Blood pressure naturally increases as people grow older and their arteries become stiffer with age.
But men with strong cardio-fitness don’t start [...]


Walking or Biking to Work Can Improve Your Mood

September 15, 2014

Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report.


Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

September 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children might do better in school if they’re more physically active, a new study suggests.
Researchers assessed the activity levels and reading and math skills of 186 Finnish children in grades 1 to 3.
The study authors, from the University of Eastern Finland, report a link between higher levels of [...]


Desk Job? Even Short Walks Can Offset Damage From Sitting

September 10, 2014

Taking really short but frequent walks can counteract the harm caused by sitting for long periods of time, a new study suggests.



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