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Just a Few Hours of Weekly Exercise Cuts Cancer Risk, Study Finds

More than 46,000 cancer cases could be prevented annually if Americans got 5 hours of moderate exercise per week, researchers say.

Intense Workouts Right Before Bed Could Cost You Sleep

High-intensity exercise within two hours of bedtime makes it harder to fall asleep, researchers say

Regular Exercise Can Lower Anxiety Risk by More than 60 Percent, Study Finds.

Staying physically active helps both men and women avoid anxiety, but exercise intensity may matter more for one gender.

What Sport Causes the Most Spine Injuries?

Researchers say this one activity causes 4 out of 5 sports-related spine injuries.

Exercise Could Help Fight 'Chemo Brain' in Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds.

Meeting physical activity guidelines before and after chemotherapy for breast cancer may help maintain cognitive function, researchers say.

More Movement, Less Screen Time Protects Kids’ Mental Health, Study Finds

Just two hours a day of screen time can harm kids' mental health, while 60 minutes of movement boosts wellbeing, researchers say.

5-minute Workout Lowers Blood Pressure As Much As Some Drugs

Deep breathing exercises using a special, hand-held device, help lower blood pressure and may boost cognitive and sports performance, researchers say.

Getting Fit After The COVID-19 Pandemic

Heart experts offer 5 simple tips to fit physical activity into your day

Exercise Lowers The Risk Of Death In Kidney Patients

Getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week decreases the risk of end-stage kidney disease and improves patient survival, researchers say

Resistance Training Benefits Women as Much as Men

Review of 30 investigations into resistance training finds no gender differences in relative muscle gain and upper body strength

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23 Nov
Housework Might Boost Your Body & Mind

Housework Might Boost Your Body & Mind

TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors, looking for a way to stay mentally quick and physically strong? Start scrubbing.

Researchers from Singapore say housework may be a key to keeping your brain sharp as you age.

23 Nov
'Active Grandparent': Humans Evolved to Exercise in Old Age

'Active Grandparent': Humans Evolved to Exercise in Old Age

Becoming a couch potato as you get older goes against evolution and puts your health at risk, a new study suggests.

Humans have evolved to be active in their later years, and staying active can protect against heart disease and a number of other serious health problems, ...

19 Nov
Pandemic Curbed Kids' Efforts to Lose Excess Weight

Pandemic Curbed Kids' Efforts to Lose Excess Weight

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is highlighting yet another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: It has likely made it even harder for kids with obesity to manage their weight.

15 Nov
Knowing Your A-Fib Triggers Could Help You Avoid It: Study

Knowing Your A-Fib Triggers Could Help You Avoid It: Study

People suffering from dangerous abnormal heart rhythms can take matters into their own hands and figure out what is triggering their episodes, researchers report.

Folks with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) were able to reduce their episodes of the irregular heartbeat by 40% ...

15 Nov
Your Morning Cup of Coffee Can Affect Your Heart's Rhythms

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Can Affect Your Heart's Rhythms

Your daily cup of joe might be a quick pick-me-up, but it comes with a mixed bag of good and not-so-good effects on your health, a new study reports.

Drinking coffee helps people stay more active, but it also significantly robs some of sleep, researchers say.

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15 Nov
11/15 -- Long COVID Rare in College Athletes

11/15 -- Long COVID Rare in College Athletes

Long COVID is rare in college athletes, but those who have had COVID-19 should see a doctor if they have chest pain during activity, the authors of new study advise.

The extent and effects of persistent symptoms in athletes after COVID-19 infection have been unclear, so ...

12 Nov
Exercise Helps Ease Arm, Shoulder Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Exercise Helps Ease Arm, Shoulder Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Arm and shoulder pain are common for women after breast cancer surgery, and beginning a supervised exercise program soon afterwards can go a long way to easing the discomfort, new research suggests.

As the team of British investigators explained, restricted shoulder move...

11 Nov
Too Much Sitting May Be Bad for Your Mental Health

Too Much Sitting May Be Bad for Your Mental Health

Call it the great pandemic sit-down.

As COVID-19 turned daily commutes into shuffles between rooms at home, and Netflix replaced time spent at the gym or playing sports, Americans have been sitting a lot more. Now a new study suggests it may be putting their mental heal...

10 Nov
Jog on: Exercise Won't Raise Your Odds for Arthritic Knees

Jog on: Exercise Won't Raise Your Odds for Arthritic Knees

Dr. Kim Huffman, an avid runner, gets a fair amount of guff from friends about the impact that her favorite exercise has on her body.

"People all the time tell me, 'Oh, you wait until you're 60. Your knees are going to hate you for it'," Huffman said. "And I'm like, 'Tha...

29 Oct
Fitter in 1820: Today's Americans Spend Much Less Time Being Active

Fitter in 1820: Today's Americans Spend Much Less Time Being Active

Modern Americans get much less physical activity than their forebearers did 200 years ago, and increasing reliance on technology is a major reason why.

That's the finding fr...

26 Oct
COVID Cases Rose in University Towns Hosting NCAA 'March Madness'

COVID Cases Rose in University Towns Hosting NCAA 'March Madness'

As basketball fans crammed into stadiums, U.S. counties with universities that hosted "March Madness" games saw a jump in COVID-19 cases earlier this year, new research shows.

"Counties that are home to universities that participated in NCAA March Madness saw a temporary...

22 Oct
Just 5 Hours of Moderate Exercise a Week Cuts Your Cancer Risk

Just 5 Hours of Moderate Exercise a Week Cuts Your Cancer Risk

Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may reduce your risk of cancer, a new study suggests.

If Americans got the recommended five hours a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, more than 46,000 cancer cases could be prevented in the United States each year,...

21 Oct
Are Avid Exercisers at Higher Risk for ALS?

Are Avid Exercisers at Higher Risk for ALS?

A new study may allay concerns that strenuous exercise could up the risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurological disease.

No evidence of rising ALS risk was seen among adults who routinely work up a sweat by playing team sports or en...

15 Oct
Horseback Riding Carries Big Risk for Serious Injury: Study

Horseback Riding Carries Big Risk for Serious Injury: Study

Days in the saddle can be risky, with horseback riding a potentially deadly activity, according to a new study.

"Hospital admission risk from horseback riding is higher than football, auto and motorcycle racing, and skiing," the study authors noted. Chest injuries are mo...

15 Oct
Nature Helped Many Kids Cope During Lockdown: Study

Nature Helped Many Kids Cope During Lockdown: Study

Children who spent more time in nature during pandemic lockdowns suffered fewer behavioral and emotional problems, British researchers say.

The investigators also found that children in wealthier families tended to increase their connection to nature during the pandemic ...

14 Oct
One-Third of Americans With Arthritis Get No Exercise

One-Third of Americans With Arthritis Get No Exercise

Many American arthritis sufferers aren't getting any exercise despite its benefits for reducing pain and improving their quality of life, new research shows.

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. adults with arthritis engaged in physical activity in the past month, most often walk...

14 Oct
Climate Change Could Bring Rising Obesity Rates

Climate Change Could Bring Rising Obesity Rates

You can add obesity and its related health risks to the long list of threats posed by climate change, researchers report.

In a new review, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia outlined the association between climate change and obesity.

As globa...

07 Oct
Intense Workouts Right Before Bed Could Cost You Sleep

Intense Workouts Right Before Bed Could Cost You Sleep

If you intend to run, bike or put in a Zumba video after work, plan on doing it sooner rather than later.

A workout that ends a couple of hours before bedtime should help you fall asleep, while one that's closer to bedtime could have you counting a lot of sheep.

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05 Oct
As Kids Turned to Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered

As Kids Turned to Screens During Pandemic, Their Mental Health Suffered

Even in normal times, getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens can be good for kids. So it should come as no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who exercised more and used technology less during the pandemic had better mental health outcomes.

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28 Sep
Strength Training Is No Slouch for Shedding Pounds

Strength Training Is No Slouch for Shedding Pounds

Strength training can help you lose weight, Australian researchers report.

Their new study reports you can lose a percentage of body fat through strength training alone that is similar to weight loss through cardio or aerobics.

"A lot of people think that if you w...

27 Sep
AHA News: Exercise May Reduce Sleep Apnea and Improve Brain Health

AHA News: Exercise May Reduce Sleep Apnea and Improve Brain Health

Exercise may help reduce symptoms of a common sleep disorder and improve brain function, a small study finds.

Exercise training could be a useful supplemental treatment for people with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, the research showed. The condition is char...

27 Sep
For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

Trying to fit soccer or Little League into your son's busy schedule? Canadian researchers offer some compelling reasons to do so.

Little boys who play sports are less apt to be anxious or depressed later in childhood and more likely to be active in their early teens, acc...

27 Sep
Better Diet, More Exercise Equals Better Blood Pressure

Better Diet, More Exercise Equals Better Blood Pressure

People with high blood pressure that doesn't respond to treatment may have more success by following the DASH diet and joining a supervised diet and exercise program, a new study suggests.

DASH is short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — a regimen rich in fr...

25 Sep
Keep Your Kids Safe From COVID While Playing Sports

Keep Your Kids Safe From COVID While Playing Sports

COVID-19 shouldn't keep budding athletes on the sidelines. But it's critical to keep them safe from the coronavirus while playing sports.

The National Athletic Trainers' Association has some timely tips.

COVID vaccines for those 12 and older have been a game change...

24 Sep
Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater.

Many young men and women with autism and intellectual disabilities face a significa...

23 Sep
Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?

Insulin resistance can make you more than twice as likely to develop major depression, even if you haven't developed full-blown diabetes, a new study reports.

Initially healthy people who later developed prediabetes were 2.6 times more likely to come down with major depr...

21 Sep
AHA News: A Year of Committed Exercise in Middle Age Reversed Worrisome Heart Stiffness

AHA News: A Year of Committed Exercise in Middle Age Reversed Worrisome Heart Stiffness

A year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of heart failure, a small study shows.

The new research, published Sept. 20 in the American Heart Association journal Circulation

21 Sep
Post-Stroke Rehab: There's a Sweet Spot in the Timing

Post-Stroke Rehab: There's a Sweet Spot in the Timing

After a stroke, the best time to work on regaining hand and arm use is 60 to 90 days later, according to a new clinical trial.

Starting intensive rehab at less than 30 days can be helpful, too, but waiting until six months can be too late for maximum benefit, said resear...

17 Sep
What Helps Your Heart More, Losing Fat or Gaining Muscle?

What Helps Your Heart More, Losing Fat or Gaining Muscle?

Shedding excess weight does much more for the long-term heart health of young people than building muscle, new research suggests.

It's not that gaining muscle while young proved to be a cardiovascular problem. It's just that losing fat offered bigger heart benefits.

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13 Sep
Anxious? Maybe You Can Exercise It Away

Anxious? Maybe You Can Exercise It Away

Anxiety prevention may be just a snowy trail away.

New research suggests cross-country skiers -- and perhaps others who also exercise vigorously -- are less prone to develop anxiety disorders than less active folks.

Researchers in Sweden spent roughly two decades t...

08 Sep
Mom's Exercise in Pregnancy May Help Baby's Lungs

Mom's Exercise in Pregnancy May Help Baby's Lungs

Exercising during pregnancy can benefit babies' lungs, Scandinavian researchers report.

"This study offers a fascinating hint that increased physical activity of mothers is associated with better lung function in their babies and, therefore, possibly their health in late...

01 Sep
One Key Factor Drives Weight Gain in College

One Key Factor Drives Weight Gain in College

College students often put on weight during their freshman year, and a lack of structured exercise may be largely to blame, a new study suggests.

Weight gain is so common among first-year college students that it has spawned the phrase "the freshman 15" -- though that fi...

31 Aug
Pandemic Had Many Young Athletes Reconsidering Their Sport

Pandemic Had Many Young Athletes Reconsidering Their Sport

The pause in youth sports caused by the COVID-19 pandemic wound up shaking some budding athletes to their core, a new U.S. survey shows.

More than 1 in 10 youth athletes ended up reconsidering their sports goals or aspirations as the pandemic closed stadiums and gyms. Th...

27 Aug
Getting Healthy After Heart Attack Could Add Over 7 Years to Life

Getting Healthy After Heart Attack Could Add Over 7 Years to Life

Heart attack survivors could gain more than seven healthy years of life if they take the right medications and improve their lifestyle, new research estimates.

Unfortunately, studies have found, heart attack survivors rarely get optimal control over their risk factors.

25 Aug
One Activity Causes 4 Out of 5 Sports-Linked Spinal Injuries

One Activity Causes 4 Out of 5 Sports-Linked Spinal Injuries

Football and other contact sports get a lot of attention for their injury hazards. But for most adults, bike riding is the biggest back-breaker, a new study suggests.

Of more than 12,000 sports-related spinal injuries among U.S. adults, researchers found that a full 81% ...

25 Aug
Just Starting Exercise in Your 60s? It'll Still Do a World of Good

Just Starting Exercise in Your 60s? It'll Still Do a World of Good

If you're a 60-something with heart disease, it's not too late to give your ticker the benefits of a regular workout.

Swiss researchers found that survival rates among heart patients who became active later in life were nearly the same as those who'd been exercising for ...

25 Aug
Exercise Could Help Fight 'Chemo Brain' in Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise Could Help Fight 'Chemo Brain' in Breast Cancer Patients

For breast cancer patients battling "chemo brain," regular exercise may be a powerful prescription, a new study suggests.

The term "chemo brain" refers to thinking and memory problems often experienced by patients who undergo chemotherapy.

It's "a growing clinical ...

24 Aug
Can You Exercise Your A-fib Away?

Can You Exercise Your A-fib Away?

Millions of Americans live with a common abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), but new research suggests that exercise might ease the severity of the condition.

When folks with a-fib participated in a six-month exercise program, they were able to ma...

23 Aug
Too Much Screen Time Could Raise Your Odds for Stroke

Too Much Screen Time Could Raise Your Odds for Stroke

You've heard the warnings about kids who are forever glued to their screens, but all that screen time can have devastating health effects for grown-ups.

If you're under 60, too much time using a computer, watching TV or reading could boost your risk for a stroke, Canadia...

16 Aug
Sit All Day for Work? Simple Step Can Cut Your Health Risk

Sit All Day for Work? Simple Step Can Cut Your Health Risk

Take a work break: A small, new study suggests that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health.

Every hour spent sitting or lying down increases the risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, the study...

16 Aug
More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health

More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health

Want to see a temperamental tween or teen act happier?

The formula is simple, a large international study suggests.

"Screen time should be replaced by 'green time' for optimizing the well-being of our kids," said study author Asad Khan, an associate professor in bi...

16 Aug
Smoggy Day? Exercise Still the Healthy Choice, Study Finds

Smoggy Day? Exercise Still the Healthy Choice, Study Finds

The benefits of regular outdoor exercise in areas with air pollution outweigh the risks, a new, long-term study claims.

"Habitual exercise reduces the risk of death regardless of exposure to air pollution, and air pollution generally increases the risk of death regardles...

14 Aug
Achilles Tendon Injures Are Rising - Here's How to Spot Them

Achilles Tendon Injures Are Rising - Here's How to Spot Them

Achilles tendon injuries have skyrocketed in the United States this year, researchers report.

Physicians at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan diagnosed more Achilles ruptures during June 2021 than in all of 2020.

Injuries to the body's strongest, thickest te...

12 Aug
Daily Half-Hour Walk Can Greatly Boost Survival After Stroke

Daily Half-Hour Walk Can Greatly Boost Survival After Stroke

After a stroke, survivors can greatly increase their odds for many more years of life through activities as easy as a half-hour's stroll each day, new research shows.

The nearly five-year-long Canadian study found that stroke survivors who walked or gardened at least thr...

04 Aug
Try These 3 Tips to Lose Those Pandemic Pounds

Try These 3 Tips to Lose Those Pandemic Pounds

If you're like many people, your waistline has expanded during the pandemic.

"The world shut down," said Heather Tressler, a registered dietitian at the Penn State Celiac Clinic at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "Maybe you didn't change what you a...

02 Aug
Just 250 Fewer Calories Per Day Brings Big Health Rewards for Obese Seniors

Just 250 Fewer Calories Per Day Brings Big Health Rewards for Obese Seniors

Seniors, it may be easier than you think to undo the damage of decades of bad eating and precious little exercise.

New research shows that cutting just 250 calories a day and exercising moderately could lead to not only weight loss but improved vascular health in older o...

30 Jul
Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Having a genetic heart condition often means the end of sports for young athletes, but new research could be a game changer.

A 20-year study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suggests that for kids with most genetic heart conditions, the risks of playing sports c...

24 Jul
Pregnant Women Need to Take Care in Sweltering Summer Heat

Pregnant Women Need to Take Care in Sweltering Summer Heat

This summer has brought dangerous, record-breaking heat to parts of the United States and Canada. The hot weather poses an extra challenge for pregnant women.

Mothers-to-be need to stay cool to avoid heat exhaustion and its complications, according to an expert at Baylor...

22 Jul
Empty Stadiums, COVID Fears: How Will It Affect Olympic Athletes?

Empty Stadiums, COVID Fears: How Will It Affect Olympic Athletes?

To do their best, Olympic athletes need to be both physically and mentally fit, but the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics has made that a real challenge, experts say.

"This Olympics is unprecedented," said Dr. Michael Lardon, an associate clini...

22 Jul
Want to Avoid Sleep Apnea? Get Off the Sofa

Want to Avoid Sleep Apnea? Get Off the Sofa

Here's yet another reason to limit screen time and get moving: Boosting your activity levels could reduce your risk of sleep apnea, according to a new study.

Compared to the most active people in the study, those who spent more than four hours a day sitting watching TV h...

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