Hey, Guilt-Ridden Parents: Exercise Isn’t Selfish

October 20, 2014

Fathers face many of the same family and work barriers to exercise as mothers, new research indicates.

Athletic Trainers’ Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
The goal of the guidelines for secondary schools is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest is often caused by an undetected structural [...]

Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study.
Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
“It is not surprising that our mood, the way [...]

Working Out Three Times Per Week Can Lower Depression Odds by 20%

October 17, 2014

Physically active people are less likely to show signs of depression, a new study finds.

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

October 16, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review.
Researchers analyzed 85 studies that included more than 164,000 women worldwide and found that breast cancer patient survival may be associated with: a healthy weight, physical activity, eating foods [...]

Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems

October 14, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes who pitch more than 100 balls a week risk getting a painful overuse injury that can hamper normal shoulder development, new research shows.
The injury is called acromial apophysiolysis, and the researchers said it can lead to additional problems, including rotator cuff tears.
“There is [...]

Contact Sports Like Football and Soccer Can Spread Superbug MRSA

October 14, 2014

College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), new research finds.

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

October 14, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests.
The study found that physical activity levels in early teen years didn’t appear to affect rates of depression in later teen years.
“Those [...]

Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

October 10, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 347,000 people in Europe who were followed for 12 years. During that time, nearly 3,760 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed among the participants.
The study authors examined [...]

Sitting Around in Middle Age Doesn’t Bode Well for Old Age

October 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your lifestyle at midlife helps predict how active you’ll be in old age, a new study says.
Researchers asked 565 adults in Iceland, at an average age of 49, about their lifestyle and other factors. Thirty years later, then 80 on average, their physical activity levels were assessed.
Having a [...]


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