Light Activity a Boost to Seniors’ Hearts

February 18, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Light physical activity may benefit older adults’ hearts — even if they have mobility issues, a new study suggests.
It’s well known that regular exercise can do a heart good, at any age. But there’s little evidence on whether light activity can benefit older adults with […]

Study Questions Benefits of Treadmill Desks

February 18, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With increasing evidence that sitting for long periods isn’t good for your waistline or your health in general, efforts have begun to focus on ways to shake up the traditional American workplace.
One such innovation that’s been touted as a possible solution is the treadmill desk. […]

Achilles Tendon Can Handle Downhill Running: Study

February 17, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The Achilles tendon can handle downhill running better than previously thought, says a study that offers good news for distance runners.
The key is to transition gradually to downhill running, the Brigham Young University researchers noted.
“Runners can know it is safe to transition to downhill running and include it […]

More Evidence That Even ‘Moderate’ Exercise Helps Women’s Hearts

February 16, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman’s odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke, a new study finds.
The British study also found that exercising more frequently didn’t lead to greater reductions in heart risk.
The take-home message, according to study lead […]

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

February 12, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercising on a motorized stationary bike may help boost stroke patients’ brain and motor skills recovery, a small study suggests.
The study included 17 stroke survivors, aged 23 to 84, whose stroke occurred six to 12 months before the start of the study. To help them regain the […]

Yoga Gaining in Popularity Among Americans

February 10, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Yoga is increasingly popular among U.S. adults and children, two new government surveys reveal.
One survey found a little less than 6 percent of adult Americans said they had tried yoga, tai chi or qi gong back in 2002, but that figure jumped to slightly more […]

Women Use More Oxygen for Breathing

February 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Muscles that control breathing require more oxygen in women than in men, a new study has found.
The findings could prove important in the treatment of lung disorders, the Canadian researchers said.
They tested men and women during exercise and discovered that the muscles needed for breathing — such as […]

Income Inequality Affects Kids’ Health, Research Shows

February 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There is a growing disparity in the physical and mental health of rich and poor children and teens in the United States and other wealthy countries, a new study reveals.
Researchers examined data gathered from nearly half a million youngsters, aged 11 to 15, in 34 countries in North […]

Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

February 4, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests.
Instead, many people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren’t back by scientific evidence — such as stress or hormones in foods, according to the survey […]

Here’s How Much Running Is Healthiest for You, According to One Study

February 2, 2015

A little running is good for your health, researchers say, but too much might not be.



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