Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

June 29, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 percent lower in neighborhoods with access to healthy […]

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

June 29, 2015

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.
In updated recommendations released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) described how families can help combat childhood […]

Parents, Stop Hovering: ‘Risky’ Play May Have Benefits for Kids

June 29, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children may benefit, physically and socially, from being allowed to play with less monitoring from mom and dad, a new research review finds.
There was a time when parents sent their kids outside to play, with the instruction to ‘”just be home by dinner.” Times […]

Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females

June 28, 2015

SUNDAY, June 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young female athletes appear to face a far greater risk for repetitive motion injuries than young males do, new research suggests.
The finding stems from an analysis that looked at overuse injuries among 3,000 male and female high school athletes participating in 20 different sports.
Researchers from Ohio State University […]

Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson’s Disease: Study

June 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.
National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers looked at information from nearly 3,000 patients. More than 1,300 reported doing little regular exercise before taking […]

Keep Safety in Mind When Skateboarding

June 21, 2015

SUNDAY, June 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Skateboarding has become increasingly popular in recent years, but it’s not without risk for serious injury.
In 2011, more than 78,000 trips to emergency rooms in the United States involved kids and teens injured in skateboarding accidents, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most of these injuries […]

Safety Tips for Water Skiing and Wake Boarding

June 20, 2015

SATURDAY, June 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Wake boarding and water skiing are great ways to have fun and be physically active during the summer months, but certain safety precautions need to be followed to prevent serious injuries, experts say.
Every year in the United States, thousands of people are hurt in water skiing and wake […]

Surf’s Up. Be Safe

June 19, 2015

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Before heading out to ride some waves, surfers should take important safety precautions into account, says the National Surf Schools & Instructors Association.
It’s sounds obvious, but know how to swim. And only surf at lifeguarded beaches, the association advises. And don’t stray too far from the guard […]

Thinking About a Pool? Think About Safety

June 19, 2015

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drowning is the leading cause of death of American children younger than 5, and they’re more likely to drown in a backyard pool than any other body of water, an expert says.
“What we often hear in the emergency room is that a group was gathered at the pool […]

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors’ Health

June 19, 2015

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular light exercise can be as good for seniors as moderate or vigorous exercise, according to a new study.
Moderate-intensity physical activity has been shown to be good for your health. But, this study suggests that seniors should also be encouraged to engage in lower-intensity activity whenever they can, […]



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