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Topic: Fitness

10/13/2015

 

For a Better Calorie Burn, Adjust Your Speed While Walking
Stopping and starting, varying your velocity all adds to energy expended, study finds

10/5/2015

 

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study
High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

9/21/2015

 

Health Tip: Find Time to Stretch
Include it in a busy schedule

9/4/2015

 

Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows
But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

8/24/2015

 

Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat
Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

8/18/2015

 

Health Tip: Kick Off Your Exercise Program
Start with doctor's approval and a plan

8/14/2015

 

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim
Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015

 

Health Tip: Use Caution When Exercising in Hot Weather
Drink lots of water, and dress for it

7/16/2015

 

Health Tip: Vary Your Exercise Routine
It will be more fun and make for a better workout

7/6/2015

 

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk
Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

6/19/2015

 

Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals
Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

6/18/2015

 

Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes
Study finds aerobics or strength training can improve blood sugar levels, lower body fat and waist size

6/17/2015

 

COPD Patients Less Active, Which Can Worsen Outcomes
Study finds a 'vicious circle' where decline in exercise exacerbates the disease

6/12/2015

 

Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better
But housework and child care linked to poorer slumber

5/27/2015

 

Health Tip: Avoiding Overuse Injury
Vary your exercise routine

5/22/2015

 

Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health
It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol

5/11/2015

 

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

4/2/2015

 

Health Tip: Looking for an Exercise Product?
If possible, verify manufacturer claims

3/11/2015

 

Health Tip: Build a Fitness Support System
Get family and friends to keep you motivated

3/10/2015

 

Health Tip: Benefits From Proper Diet and Exercise
Positives include better stress management

3/4/2015

 

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60
Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later

3/4/2015

 

Health Tip: Conquering Exercise Saboteurs
Don't use stress as an excuse

12/22/2014

 

Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness
Easy ways to get more exercise

11/19/2014

 

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind
But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

11/5/2014

 

Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look
The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, study says

10/17/2014

 

Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do
Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

10/3/2014

 

Health Tip: Exercise With Weights
Suggestions for safe strength training

9/23/2014

 

Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy
It's easier than going it alone

9/15/2014

 

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

9/10/2014

 

Health Tip: Keep Your Family Moving
Offer toys that spur exercise

8/22/2014

 

Health Tip: Incorporating Flexibility Training
Stretching, for example, can help improve range of motion

8/19/2014

 

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower
Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

8/18/2014

 

Health Tip: Practice a Well-Balanced Exercise Program
Don't focus on just one form of activity

8/13/2014

 

Health Tip: Warm Up Before Exercise
It boosts metabolism before activity

8/12/2014

 

Health Tip: Dressing for Fitness Success
Clothing should be loose, lightweight

8/7/2014

 

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls
Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

6/6/2014

 

Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?
Children who are physically fit might do better with reading, language skills, researchers report

5/28/2014

 

U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report
Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

5/23/2014

 

Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds
Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

5/16/2014

 

Health Tip: Exercise for Stress Relief
Get aerobic activity regularly

5/12/2014

 

Fitness May Help Older Men With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
Seniors with high fitness levels had half the risk of dying, finds study

4/30/2014

 

Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?
Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

4/30/2014

 

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study
Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

4/4/2014

 

Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study
Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

4/1/2014

 

Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find
New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor

3/24/2014

 

When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/21/2014

 

Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet
Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says

3/5/2014

 

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

2/25/2014

 

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

2/22/2014

 

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success
Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

1/17/2014

 

Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

1/9/2014

 

Fit Teen Males Less Likely to Have Myocardial Infarction Later in Life
Higher aerobic fitness linked with lower risk of myocardial infarction, particularly for lean men

1/9/2014

 

Health Tip: Don't Think of Exercise as a Chore
Engage in activities that you enjoy

1/8/2014

 

Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later
Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/3/2014

 

Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes
Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

11/22/2013

 

Health Tip: Stay Fit in Your 30s
And avoid risk factors for heart attack and stroke

11/19/2013

 

AHA: Cardiovascular Fitness Declining in Young
Lower fitness observed globally since the 1960s

11/19/2013

 

Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows
Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

11/18/2013

 

Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients
Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

11/18/2013

 

Could Elite Athletes Have Lower Risk for Diabetes?
Small study of Finnish men found protective effect, especially with endurance sports

10/31/2013

 

Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?
Small study found cardiac changes, but they were reversible and less likely with proper training

10/7/2013

 

U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens
Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

9/17/2013

 

2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says
Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

9/12/2013

 

College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster
Study of NCAA athletes found speed, jumping power changed little over 4-year careers

9/4/2013

 

Vigorous Exercise May Lessen Young Men's Risk of Epilepsy
Those with high fitness level 79 percent less likely to be diagnosed with disorder later in life, study suggests

8/22/2013

 

Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

7/25/2013

 

Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat
Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say

7/25/2013

 

Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men
In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

7/18/2013

 

Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat
Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students

7/12/2013

 

Patients Benefit From Primary Care Wellness Program
Findings independent of whether providers embrace these lifestyle practices personally

7/8/2013

 

Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism
Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

7/2/2013

 

Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study
Fit 18-year-olds less likely to take their own lives as adults

6/28/2013

 

South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study
Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men

6/4/2013

 

Final Rules on Employment Wellness Programs Released
Rules support participatory wellness programs and rewards for health-contingent programs

5/31/2013

 

Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun
Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars

5/29/2013

 

And America's Fittest City Is...
New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas

5/29/2013

 

ACSM: Minneapolis-St. Paul Tops 2013 U.S. Fitness Index
As in 2012, Minneapolis-St. Paul tops rankings; Washington, D.C., second; Oklahoma City last

5/23/2013

 

Statins May Hamper Workout Results
Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

5/17/2013

 

ASCO: Midlife Fitness May Protect Against Cancer
High fitness linked to reductions in risk of developing and dying from lung, colorectal cancer

5/16/2013

 

Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

5/15/2013

 

Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says
It's never too late to start, researchers find

5/15/2013

 

AHA: Increasing Fitness in Midlife Cuts Heart Failure Risk
Rate of heart failure hospitalization down for adults who increase their fitness levels

5/2/2013

 

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots
Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

4/30/2013

 

Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit
Begin a regular tennis match

4/19/2013

 

Health Tip: Resolve to Meet Your Exercise Goals
Make them realistic and attainable

4/12/2013

 

Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/11/2013

 

Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage
Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

4/3/2013

 

Fitness, Obesity Independently Affect Cardiometabolic Risk
In cases of discordance, the danger is more strongly determined by obesity, researchers say

3/1/2013

 

Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health
But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

2/22/2013

 

Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors
Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

2/19/2013

 

Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

2/17/2013

 

Fitness Experts Dispel Common Exercise Myths
Sad to say, walking doesn't really burn as many calories as running

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