Building Muscle Could Boost the Body’s Most Important Muscle

April 28, 2016

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.
Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitoring weight loss, the study authors advised.
For the study, Dr. […]


Have One Minute? You Can Get In a Good Workout

April 28, 2016

Couch potatoes, there are no more excuses.


Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day

April 26, 2016

By Chuck GreenHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Skateboarding can be a fun and challenging activity, but it also comes with a significant risk of injury, researchers report.
The researchers examined data spanning two decades and found that more than 64,500 U.S. children and teens were treated in hospital emergency rooms each year — […]


Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day.
The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult men take in 117 ounces of water daily, on average […]


Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season

April 22, 2016

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don’t forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Some of those dangers include: insects, too much sun, garden tools and chemicals, according to the CDC.
Wear gloves to reduce the risk of skin irritations, […]


Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

April 21, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.
Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, sit less and sleep more soundly.
“Our study paints a positive picture […]


Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery

April 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Athletes may take longer to recover after a concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms — aches and pains caused by mental distress — before their head injury, new research suggests.
The study included 127 high school and college athletes who had concussions; 80 percent of the athletes were male.
About […]


Men Who Exercise May Boost Their Odds of Surviving Prostate Cancer

April 18, 2016

Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man’s odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests.


Does Exercise Help or Hinder Your Diet?

April 12, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite — at least temporarily.
In two small studies, participants who burned the same number of calories through exercise as those who cut back on food […]


Cheap Tape May Keep Blisters Off Runners’ Feet

April 11, 2016

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Blisters are the bane of every runner, but a new study suggests that surgical tape may solve the problem.
“It’s kind of a ridiculously cheap, easy method of blister prevention,” said study author Dr. Grant Lipman. The tape is easy to find and a roll that costs about 69 […]




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