FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The body’s biological clock may give West Coast pro football teams an advantage over East Coast teams during night games, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed more than 100 National Football League games played between 1970 and 2011 that started after 8 p.m. Eastern time and involved West Coast [...]
THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Pick-up football games are a Thanksgiving tradition for many people, but they can lead to injuries if you’re not careful, an expert says.
“Playing in a Turkey Bowl is a great way to get some exercise and burn off those pumpkin pie calories,” Dr. Pietro Tonino, program director of [...]
Parents who set firm rules about behaviors like TV viewing, dinner time and physical activity tend to have children of healthier weights, a new Australian study finds. “Children of parents who set consistent rules have a slightly lower body-mass index [BMI]; they’re thinner,” said study author Pauline Jansen.
A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, dementia and other health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Exercise increased the odds of healthy aging as much as sevenfold, the researchers found. And apparently it’s never too late to start: Even adults who don’t begin exercising until they’re older could increase their odds of healthy aging threefold, the researchers said.
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Too much time spent playing sports can be as bad as too little time for teens, a new study finds.
Swiss researchers found the greatest benefit seemed to be associated with 14 hours of sports a week. That’s higher than European, American and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of [...]
Children across the globe can’t run as far or as fast as their parents did at their age, according to new research. In a one-mile footrace, a kid today would finish a minute and a half behind a typical child from 1975, said study lead author Grant Tomkinson, a senior lecturer in the University of South Australia’s School of Health Sciences.
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Being an elite athlete, especially in an endurance sport, may help protect men against type 2 diabetes later in life, a small new study finds.
Researchers looked at 392 Finnish men who were former elite athletes and a comparison group of 207 men who hadn’t been athletes. Overall, [...]