Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

July 1, 2016

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
The researchers also found that fathers are especially important for helping their sons to develop behaviors that […]

Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

June 28, 2016

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — It’s always surprising and heartbreaking to hear about a young athlete dying suddenly. Now a new study finds that in many of these cases, an underlying heart problem was already present.
The researchers found that about one-third of sudden cardiac deaths were caused by the heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. […]

Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout

June 27, 2016

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Walking is a simple and inexpensive exercise that has been shown to offer numerous benefits for bones, muscles and joints.
“Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started,” Dr. Carolyn Hettrich, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in an academy news release.
“Walking requires […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Slash Cancer Risk By Up to 45%

June 24, 2016

A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes.

Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

June 23, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There have been no deaths among high school football players during preseason practice in states with guidelines to help students get used to the heat over time, a new study says.
In contrast, heat stroke deaths during preseason practices were 2.5 times higher in states before […]

Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

June 21, 2016

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest.
“Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendations and opt to be inactive because they feel that they cannot meet the recommended […]

Aging May Blunt Some of Exercise’s Benefits

June 17, 2016

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Aging may dampen some beneficial effects of exercise, a new study suggests.
But, that’s no reason for seniors to morph into couch potatoes, health experts say.
For the new study, researchers compared men aged 18 to 30 with men 55 and older who used exercise bikes for 30 minutes. During […]

Want New Knowledge to Stick? Head Straight to a Workout

June 16, 2016

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Exercising after you learn new things might help you remember them, a small study suggests.
But the workout has to be done within a specific time window, and it can’t be immediately after learning, Dutch researchers said.
Their study involved 72 people who learned a series of picture-location associations. The […]

Got 15 Minutes? A Little Exercise May Boost Life Span

June 14, 2016

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults’ risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.

Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

June 9, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Physical fitness in middle age may lower your risk of stroke after 65, a new study finds.
“It is becoming increasingly clear that healthy mid-life behaviors pay off as we age, and lower our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” said Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman […]



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