Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

November 20, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The issue has long been pondered by doctors working with diabetic patients, one expert said.
“For many years we have been under the impression [...]


Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients’ Frame of Mind

November 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don’t provide the same benefit, according to a new study.
Hopelessness in heart patients increases the risk of worsening heart disease and death, possibly because those feelings may keep folks from [...]


Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

November 15, 2014

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.
The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy [...]


Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

November 14, 2014

Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.


Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to Be Part of Thanksgiving

November 14, 2014

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don’t get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.
A good place to start? “Remind yourself how it feels to overeat,” [...]


Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

November 10, 2014

MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only one in two young American adults with high blood pressure gets advice from a doctor on lifestyle changes, a new study finds.
Lifestyle changes are critical to helping young adults control their blood pressure, and they cover areas such as exercise, weight loss and healthy eating, the researchers [...]


Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

October 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.
The new guidelines advise people to exercise, control blood pressure and eat what’s known as Mediterranean or DASH-style (Dietary Approach [...]


‘Prehabilitation’ Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

October 27, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient’s recovery, a small study found.
The study included 38 patients who took part in a “prehabilitation” program and 39 who only did normal rehabilitation after their surgery.
The prehabilitation program lasted an [...]


Hey, Guilt-Ridden Parents: Exercise Isn’t Selfish

October 20, 2014

Fathers face many of the same family and work barriers to exercise as mothers, new research indicates.


Athletic Trainers’ Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
The goal of the guidelines for secondary schools is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest is often caused by an undetected structural [...]



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