No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in ‘Walkable’ Neighborhoods

May 24, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you live in a neighborhood where it’s easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.
The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, Canada neighborhoods […]


Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

May 23, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief — to the martial art tai chi.
Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to physical therapy for common knee osteoarthritis — and it […]


Experts Rank America’s ‘Fittest Cities’ — Is Yours One of Them?

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third straight year, a new report shows.
Minneapolis-St. Paul came in second and Denver moved up from sixth last year to third this year, the report said.
The top three cities for 2016 showed increases in walking by […]


Too Few Americans Take Advantage of Local Parks

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.
“Relatively modest investments could make parks much more conducive to physical activity for everyone, regardless of age, gender or income level,” said study author Dr. Deborah Cohen, a […]


As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

May 17, 2016

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief “that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabetes,” said Dr. Lisa Chow, from the University of Minnesota, and […]


As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

May 17, 2016

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.
The study provides evidence to support the widely held belief “that fitness is beneficial in reducing the risk for prediabetes/diabetes,” said Dr. Lisa Chow, from the University of Minnesota, and […]


Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

May 17, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.
And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with two major risk factors […]


Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

May 17, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.
And it was just a few years later when the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with two major risk factors […]


Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers, Study Suggests

May 16, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Exercise may significantly reduce your risk for many types of cancer, including some of the most lethal forms of the disease, a large review suggests.
Working out for even a couple of hours a week appears to shrink the risk of breast, colon and lung cancer, […]


A Barefoot Run Might Be a Brain Booster

May 13, 2016

FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Runners who want to boost their brain function should consider taking their running shoes off, new research suggests.
The study found that after running barefoot, participants saw improvements in working memory, or the ability to recall or process information. Running in shoes, however, didn’t result in the same advantage, […]




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