Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says

September 2, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Daily exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research.
Heart failure, a common, disabling condition in older adults, was nearly half as likely in those who got an hour of moderate exercise or a half hour of vigorous exercise every day, [...]


Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

September 1, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies.
But even though these children face potential lifetime [...]


Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

August 26, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered “intensive” counseling on diet and exercise, according to new guidelines released this week.
The recommendations come from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel that reviews medical research and makes recommendations on preventive [...]


Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes

August 22, 2014

Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.


With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.
“Forget New Year’s resolutions; the start of a child’s school year can also be the start of a new fitness and exercise program for parents,” Karin Richards, a [...]


Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

August 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.
Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to women who were more sedentary, researchers report in the Aug. 20 [...]


Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

August 20, 2014

Leaving the car at home and getting to work by walking, cycling or public transit is good for your health, a new study indicates.


Fitness May Boost Kids’ Brainpower

August 19, 2014

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids’ minds.


Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from the 2005-2006 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that people with a college degree were inactive [...]


Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

August 18, 2014

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.
Sixteen stable heart transplant patients who’d had their new heart for more than a year were included in the study. Some continued their recommended moderate workouts while others did high-intensity exercise, which involves [...]



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