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19 Jun
Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

Women, Take These Key Steps to Good Urological Health

Women who try to hold their pee during the day might want to rethink that strategy.

It's time to "get up and go," according to the Urology Care Foundation, which is encouraging women to be proactive about their urological health.

That, of course, means get up ...

14 Apr
One Good Way to Help Beat COVID: Exercise

One Good Way to Help Beat COVID: Exercise

Exercise guards against a host of chronic diseases that can plague people as they age, but can it also protect against severe cases of COVID-19?

New research suggests that's so: Being physically active reduced COVID-19 patients' risk of hospitalization, intensive care un...

13 Apr
Physically Active at Work? It's Not as Healthy as Leisure Exercise

Physically Active at Work? It's Not as Healthy as Leisure Exercise

Going for a brisk walk after a long day at work may be better for your heart than getting all of your exercise on the job.

New research suggests that while current health guidelines indicate that leisure-time activity and physical activity at work are created equally whe...

07 Apr
For People With PAD, Exercise Can Be Tough But Rewarding

For People With PAD, Exercise Can Be Tough But Rewarding

Fast-paced walking is painful for the millions of people with peripheral artery disease (PAD). But new research shows that a slower, pain-free pace won't cut it if improvement in mobility is the goal.

The study included more than 300 of the roughly 8.5 million Ameri...

31 Mar
Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years

Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years

Live well, live longer.

New research offers more evidence that the mantra rings true: People who got regular exercise and ate a healthy diet in middle age had a reduced risk of serious health problems as seniors.

"Health care professionals could use these find...

25 Mar
Exercise Boosts Blood Flow to Brain, Keeping it Sharp

Exercise Boosts Blood Flow to Brain, Keeping it Sharp

Regular aerobic exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which may help slow mental decline in older adults, a new, small study suggests.

Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center looked at 70 men and women diagnosed with mild cognitive impairme...

17 Mar
'Slow Walkers' at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

'Slow Walkers' at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

If you saunter and shuffle instead of scurry when you walk, you are at higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, British researchers warn.

For the study, the investigators analyzed data from more than 412,000 middle-aged Britons and found that among those wh...

24 Feb
Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks

Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks

Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances.

Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress, ...

15 Jan
New Hope Against Diseases Marked by Progressive Scarring of Lung Tissue

New Hope Against Diseases Marked by Progressive Scarring of Lung Tissue

An inhaled medication might make every day physical activity a bit easier for patients with serious scarring of the lungs, a new clinical trial finds.

The study, published online Jan. 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine, involved patients with high blood p...

18 Nov
B 11/18 Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed People Walk Again

B 11/18 Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed People Walk Again

People paralyzed with spinal cord injuries can safely and effectively use an exoskeleton to assist them in walking, a new study finds.

"Participants showed improvement regardless of level of injury, completeness or duration of injury," said Gail Forrest, director of the...

07 Jul
Sleepless After Bypass Surgery? Try a Morning Walk

Sleepless After Bypass Surgery? Try a Morning Walk

If you have trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery, regular morning walks may provide relief, a new study suggests.

"Many patients have trouble sleeping after heart bypass surgery," said researcher Dr. Hady Atef, of Cairo University in Egypt.

"When th...

05 Jun
Walking or Biking to Work Might Save Your Life

Walking or Biking to Work Might Save Your Life

Walking or biking to work may lower your risk of getting sick or dying early, British researchers report.

"As large numbers of people begin to return to work as the COVID-19 lockdown eases, it is a good time for everyone to rethink their transport choices," said lead...

02 Apr
Vitamin D Might Aid Seniors' Recovery From Hip Fracture: Study

Vitamin D Might Aid Seniors' Recovery From Hip Fracture: Study

After a broken hip, seniors who have sufficient vitamin D have better odds of walking, a new study finds.

The study suggests that low levels of vitamin D could limit walking, according to researcher Sue Shapses, a professor of nutritional sciences at Rutgers Univers...

26 Mar
Up Your Steps to Lower Blood Pressure, Heart Study Suggests

Up Your Steps to Lower Blood Pressure, Heart Study Suggests

If you have high blood pressure, you can take steps to lower it by walking more every day, new research suggests.

In the study, researchers analyzed data from about 640 adults who participated in the Framingham Heart Study, which focuses on heart disease risk factors...

24 Mar
How Many Steps Per Day to Lengthen Your Life?

How Many Steps Per Day to Lengthen Your Life?

For years, health experts have urged us to get off the couch and get moving. Now a new U.S. government study shows how much we stand to gain.

The study, of more 4,800 Americans age 40 and up, found a clear pattern: The more steps people took each day, the less likely...

09 Mar
Squat, Don't Sit: Study of African Tribe Shows Why One Position Is Healthier

Squat, Don't Sit: Study of African Tribe Shows Why One Position Is Healthier

You've probably heard the phrase, "Sitting is the new smoking," but what is it about sitting that's so harmful?

New research suggests it's because sitting doesn't require much use of your body's muscles.

The study compared the daily activities of a modern...

05 Mar
Rx for Stressed-Out College Students: Spend Time With Nature

Rx for Stressed-Out College Students: Spend Time With Nature

Just a bit of time spent with nature each day can reduce college students' stress, researchers say.

They reviewed studies on the effects of being in nature on 15- to 30-year-olds to see how much time college students should be spending outdoors and the best ways to r...

05 Mar
Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

Even a Little Activity Keeps Aging Brains From Shrinking, Study Shows

Take a walk, weed your garden, go for a swim or dance -- it could keep your brain from shrinking as you age, a new study suggests.

Being physically active may keep your brain four years younger than the rest of you, which might help prevent or slow the progression o...

05 Mar
Seniors, Getting Off the Sofa Brings Big Health Benefits

Seniors, Getting Off the Sofa Brings Big Health Benefits

Physical activity may help seniors live longer and healthier -- and exercise doesn't have to be intense, two new studies say.

"Finding a way to physically move more in an activity that suits your capabilities and is pleasurable is extremely important for all people, ...

27 Feb
Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths Seen in U.S.

Record Number of Pedestrian Deaths Seen in U.S.

Walking on America's streets is getting ever more dangerous, a new report shows.

Based on data from the first six months of 2019, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) predicts there were 6,590 pedestrian deaths that year, which would be a 5% increase o...

25 Feb
Heading to Work on a Bike? You Might Live Longer

Heading to Work on a Bike? You Might Live Longer

Do you ride your bike to work? If you don't, maybe you should.

Why? People who commute by bicycle are at lower risk of dying early, a new study from New Zealand finds.

Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, the University of Melbourne and th...

24 Feb
Variety is Key for the Fittest Americans

Variety is Key for the Fittest Americans

Very fit American adults enjoy a wider range of physical activities than those who are less active, a new study finds.

The findings could help point to ways to boost physical activity in adults, according to the researchers.

Data gathered from more than 9,...

27 Dec
Do Your Heart a Favor: Bike, Walk to Work

Do Your Heart a Favor: Bike, Walk to Work

Leave your car in the garage if you can: A new study suggests that walking or biking to work could cut your risk of a heart attack.

The researchers analyzed 2011 data from 43 million working adults in England and found that 11.4% were ...

05 Dec
Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

Talking and texting on your smartphone is a big no-no for drivers, but new research suggests the same should be true for pedestrians.

According to one database, more than 2,500 men and women went to an emergency room for head and neck injuries sustained while using a...

06 Nov
Even a Little Exercise May Bring a Brain Boost

Even a Little Exercise May Bring a Brain Boost

Just 10 minutes of exercise a day appears to sharpen mental prowess, new research suggests.

"Getting off the couch and walking a block can help keep you on the right track," said study author Nicole Spartano, a research assistant professor at Boston University School...

31 Oct
AHA News: Your Neighborhood's Walkability May Be A Trick-Or-Treat For Your Heart All Year

AHA News: Your Neighborhood's Walkability May Be A Trick-Or-Treat For Your Heart All Year

If you're trick-or-treating through a walkable neighborhood on Halloween, go back and do it again the next day, and the day after that - minus the stops for candy. It's a good heart-healthy habit year-round.

A new study published Thursday in the Journal of the Am...

25 Oct
Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Lower Older Women's Fracture Risk

Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Lower Older Women's Fracture Risk

Older women who get even light exercise, like a daily walk, may lower their risk of suffering a broken hip, a large study suggests.

A number of studies have linked regular exercise to a lower risk of hip fracture -- a potentially disabling or even fatal injury for ol...

11 Oct
How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You're Aging

How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You're Aging

Middle-aged folks who worry about healthy aging would do well to keep an eye on their walking speed.

Turns out that the walking speed of 45-year-olds is a pretty solid marker of how their brains and bodies are aging, a new study suggests.

Slow walkers appea...

26 Sep
Walking Pace May Signal If Stroke Patients Can Return to Work

Walking Pace May Signal If Stroke Patients Can Return to Work

Walking speed may indicate whether young stroke survivors are ready to return to work, a new study suggests.

And 3 feet per second may be the threshold that predicts whether they can meet a workday's challenges, the researchers found.

One of every four peop...

19 Sep
Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

A new study proves that the old adage "use it or lose it" is definitely true when it comes to fitness.

After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had:

  • A decline in heart and lung health
  • Increased waist circumference
  • ...

12 Sep
How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

If you're a young adult, start thinking about your bone health, an expert advises.

Most people reach peak bone mass -- the strongest bones they'll ever have -- between 25 and 30 years of age, according to Dr. Philip Bosha, a physician with Penn State Sports Medicine ...

23 Aug
Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart

Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart

Your dog might be your heart's best friend, if a new study is any indication.

Researchers found that compared with people who had no pets, dog owners tended to have fewer risk factors for heart disease: They got more exercise, and had healthier diets and lower blood ...

17 Jul
At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay

At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay

Even if you are at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, a little more exercise may buy you time, new research suggests.

Folks with elevated levels of a brain protein called beta amyloid tend to be more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and experience rapid brain de...

12 Jul
Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

Do you pump your arms while walking?

Keeping your arms straight while walking is much more energy-efficient than walking with bent arms, but arm position doesn't make much difference when running, a new, small study finds.

The study included eight universi...

26 Jun
Just 30 Minutes of Light Exercise a Week May Keep Deadly Stroke at Bay

Just 30 Minutes of Light Exercise a Week May Keep Deadly Stroke at Bay

Just a little exercise may help protect you against a type of deadly bleeding stroke, a new study suggests.

As many as half of people who suffer a subarachnoid hemorrhage die within three months.

While smoking and high blood pressure have been shown to inc...

26 Jun
Why Your Foot Calluses Might Be Good for You

Why Your Foot Calluses Might Be Good for You

Before you take a pumice stone to your foot calluses just because they're unsightly, you might want to consider the idea that they are actually nature's shoes.

That's one of the messages from a new study suggesting that in certain ways, walking on callused feet can b...

26 Jun
TV Watching May Be Most Unhealthy Type of Sitting: Study

TV Watching May Be Most Unhealthy Type of Sitting: Study

Next time you're ready to hit the sofa for an evening of TV, think twice -- it just might kill you.

Though too much sitting has long been linked to health risks, a new study suggests all sitting isn't the same -- and sitting in front of the TV after dinner for long ...

14 Jun
Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

Could soaking in hot water followed by light exercise work as well on peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a longer bout of exercise does?

The authors of a new study suggest it could, but some PAD experts aren't convinced.

Peripheral artery disease affects ...

29 May
Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity?

Maybe not, says new research.

The study looked at nearly 17,000 older women -- average age 72. It found th...

29 Apr
For Obese People, Commuting by Car Can Be a Killer: Study

For Obese People, Commuting by Car Can Be a Killer: Study

Being obese and commuting by car can be a deadly mix, a new study warns.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 163,000 adults, aged 37 to 73, in the United Kingdom. The participants were followed for an average of five years.

Co...

08 Apr
How to Start a Walking Group

How to Start a Walking Group

You enjoy walking and even have an exercise buddy to keep you on track. But maybe your enthusiasm has started to wane.

The answer? Expand your workout circle and form a walking group in your community. By planning walks and encouraging one another, each member will ...

01 Apr
One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report.

Just one hour a week of brisk physical activity "is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their in...

20 Mar
Walk, Dance, Clean: Even a Little Activity Helps You Live Longer

Walk, Dance, Clean: Even a Little Activity Helps You Live Longer

Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity -- brisk walking, dancing or gardening -- can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds.

Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activit...

06 Mar
Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures.

Fractures suffered by elderly Americans while walking their dogs have more than doubled in recent years, new research shows.

Still, taking your dog for a wal...

05 Mar
An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

Sweating it out on a treadmill is great, especially when the weather is bad. You might even be motivated by watching exciting vistas on an interactive panel. But to keep a walking or running routine from becoming stale, kick it up a notch by taking your workout outside.

...

28 Feb
U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

With more Americans walking and fewer drivers paying attention, pedestrian deaths in the United States reached their highest level in almost 30 years during 2018.

A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report projects 6,227 pedestrian deaths nationwide last ye...

26 Feb
Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee osteoarthritis, a new small study reports.

The study included 10 golfers with knee osteoarthritis who played two 18-hole rou...

20 Feb
Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds.

And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day can offer additional benefit, the Australian r...

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