Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

March 4, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can’t erase, a new study suggests.
“It looks like the inability to cope well with stress contributes to the risk of heart disease,” said lead researcher Scott […]


Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

March 4, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.
The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years showed that those with lower […]


Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

March 3, 2015

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Friends play a major role in youngsters’ levels of physical activity, new research indicates.
“Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this study suggests that encouragement may not be sufficient,” said study author Jessica […]


Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

March 2, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving — even with a […]


Tips for Safe Snow Fun

February 28, 2015

SATURDAY, Feb. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Winter sports are a great way to get exercise and fresh air, but they’re not without risks.
In 2013, more than 343,000 people in the United States received medical treatment for winter sports injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Skiing topped the treatment list, with 138,559 injuries. Snowboarding […]


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 […]




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