Fitness May Boost Kids’ Brainpower

August 19, 2014

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids’ minds.

Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from the 2005-2006 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that people with a college degree were inactive [...]

Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

August 18, 2014

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.
Sixteen stable heart transplant patients who’d had their new heart for more than a year were included in the study. Some continued their recommended moderate workouts while others did high-intensity exercise, which involves [...]

Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

August 15, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman’s risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.
They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were 25 percent less likely to develop breast [...]

More Exercise Isn’t Always Better For Heart Attack Survivors

August 13, 2014

Heart attack survivors are encouraged to exercise regularly to improve their cardiac health, but new research suggests there’s a point of diminishing returns.

Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women, Study Finds

August 11, 2014

MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older women intent on keeping breast cancer at bay may want to start and maintain a regular exercise regimen, a new study shows.
The researchers found that regular physical activity cuts the odds of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but that protection disappears if women stop exercising.
One expert wasn’t [...]

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

August 7, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The more fit middle-school girls are, the less likely they may be to develop symptoms of depression, according to a recent study.
Although the effect of fitness on depression was small, improvements in fitness may be part of an overall strategy for reducing the risk [...]

Sports, Hot Weather Can Be Dangerous Combo

August 1, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn.
Athletes are particularly vulnerable to problems that arise when the body’s ability to cool itself is overwhelmed, explained Tim McLane, certified athletic trainer at Georgia Regents Sports Medicine Center.
Following just a few [...]

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

July 31, 2014

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many black women put concerns about their hair above their health, according to new research.
It’s estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four out of five black women in the United States are overweight or obese. Yet some of them skip physical activity entirely [...]

Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

July 29, 2014

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Chlorine helps keep pool water clean, but it can also make swimmers more likely to develop eye infections, doctors say.
Pool swimmers can also develop red, irritated eyes as well as blurry vision, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency room physician at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in New [...]


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