Playing Tackle Football Before Age 12 Linked to Higher Risk of Cognitive Problems Later in Life

January 30, 2015

As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults.


Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80

January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That number declines in younger age brackets, with just 2 percent of Americans ages 60 to 79 having weak strength, the new […]


The Weird Way Exercise Can Make Your Brain Sharper

January 26, 2015

Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains — and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests.


Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

January 26, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests.
The new research also found that mothers and fathers were more likely to […]


Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

January 24, 2015

SATURDAY, Jan. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl may prompt some people to take up a new sport or up their levels of physical activity.
And, while more exercise is a healthy goal, experts from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) advise that it’s important to start gradually […]


School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines

January 22, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American children can’t afford to participate in school sports, a new survey finds.
Only 30 percent of students in families with annual household incomes of less than $60,000 played school sports, compared with 51 percent of students in families that earned $60,000 or more a year.
The difference may […]


Why Any Exercise Is Better Than None for Inactive People

January 22, 2015

People who are sedentary should focus on small increases in their activity level and not dwell on public health recommendations on exercise, according to new research.


Most Americans Have Access to ‘Exercise Opportunities,’ Study Finds

January 22, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than three-quarters of Americans live close to at least one park or recreational facility, giving many people opportunity to exercise, a new study finds.
But access to exercise sites varies regionally, the nationwide study found. “Not everyone had equal access to opportunities for exercise,” […]


Healthy Changes May Be Easier When Partners Make Them at the Same Time

January 20, 2015

Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.


Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet and exercise should be the main tools obese people use to lose weight, but prescription weight-loss drugs may have a place, too, according to new guidelines from the Endocrine Society.
“Lifestyle changes should always be a central part of any weight loss strategy,” Dr. Caroline Apovian, […]




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