Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids’ Health

August 27, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report.
Their study of 28 healthy, normal-weight children found that doing three minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour over three hours of sitting led to lower levels of blood sugar and insulin, compared to another day when the children […]

Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won’t Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

August 25, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don’t seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.
The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cast doubts on two strategies purported to keep […]

Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat

August 24, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise appears to help control an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in obese people, a new study finds.
Australian researchers found that “cardiorespiratory fitness” reduced the risk that this potentially dangerous heartbeat will return by as much as 84 percent — even more than […]

Exercise Best Bet Against Diabetes for College Graduates

August 24, 2015

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is more likely to help prevent diabetes in college graduates than in those with less schooling, a new study finds.
Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012, and found adults with a college degree who were physically active were 6 percent […]

College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam Time

August 21, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — College football players are much more likely to suffer injuries during weeks when they’re taking tests than during training camp, a new study finds.
Added stress is the culprit, said study author Bryan Mann.
“Stress is systemic,” explained Mann, an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of […]

Excessive Sports Training Hurts Kids, Expert Warns

August 21, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sports provide children with many benefits, but kids can get injured if they push themselves too hard, an expert says.
“Children are not little adults,” said Dr. Alexis Colvin, chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association.
“There are inherent limitations to a child’s endurance and strength capacity, which […]

Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It’s Done

August 21, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss can improve liver health of obese or overweight people, whether excess pounds are shed through lifestyle changes or weight-loss surgery, a pair of studies finds.
Both studies involved people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive disease characterized by fat in the liver. It affects 2 percent […]

Gender Doesn’t Influence Hamstring Strain Recovery Time

August 18, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Recovery time is similar for male and female college soccer players who’ve strained their hamstrings, but different factors affect their readiness to return to play, a new study finds.
“Multiple factors may influence the return-to-play time after an injury,” study author Kevin Cross, UVA-HealthSouth in Charlottesville, Va., said in […]

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

August 14, 2015

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who volunteer, belong to after-school clubs and have positive role models and strong adult support at school are more likely to be physically active and less likely to be overweight or obese, a new study finds.
But minority or low-income teens may not have access to these kinds […]

Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?

August 13, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smartphones could become a high-tech tool to help boost heart health, experts say.
The apps and wearable sensors on many cellphones can track exercise, activity and heart rates, and while evidence of their effectiveness in reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited, they could prove […]



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