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More Evidence It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Just 20 minutes of daily exercise at the age of 70 may help prevent heart disease at 80, researchers find.

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.

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05 Jul
Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Less than 7% of U.S. adults are in good cardiometabolic shape, and new research warns the trend is only getting worse.

Cardiometabolic health is an umbrella term t...

27 Jun
Just 1 in 4 Patients Get Rehab After Heart Attack, Cardiac Surgery

Just 1 in 4 Patients Get Rehab After Heart Attack, Cardiac Surgery

Medically supervised exercise programs can do heart patients a lot of good, but few people of color take part in them -- regardless of income, new research finds.

The study, of more than 100,000 U.S. patients, found that while all were eligible for

27 Jun
Pandemic Lockdowns, Closures Tough on People With Disabilities

Pandemic Lockdowns, Closures Tough on People With Disabilities

When the early days of the pandemic prompted social distancing measures and gym closures, people with certain disabilities...

22 Jun
Can You Stand on One Leg for 10 Seconds? You Might Live Longer

Can You Stand on One Leg for 10 Seconds? You Might Live Longer

It sounds easy, but standing on one leg for 10 seconds can be harder than you think.

And your ability to do so — or not — may predict whether you are more likely to die within the next decade, a new study sug...

18 Jun
Both Food and Drink Keep You Hydrated for Summer Exercise

Both Food and Drink Keep You Hydrated for Summer Exercise

Keeping your body well-fueled and hydrated is a must during outdoor summer sports and exercise, a nutrition expert says.

"For summer workouts, it's important to make sure that adequate carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes are consumed," said sports dietitian Kristen Ch...

21 May
It's 'Kids to Parks Day': Get Out, Get Active

It's 'Kids to Parks Day': Get Out, Get Active

It's a good idea to get children outside every day, but especially on Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play on May 21.

"Even as the COVID-19 pand...

19 May
Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

Frail, But Living at Home: Program Helps Elderly Stay Strong

It's never too late to start exercising -- and the right activities might help you stay independent in your home.

While building healthy habits at an earlier age can have some long-term benefits, adding physical activity can help at all ages, new research suggests.

18 May
Most Day Care Programs Don't Give Kids Enough Exercise

Most Day Care Programs Don't Give Kids Enough Exercise

Rates of childhood obesity in the United States are soaring, and new research suggests child care programs may be part of the problem.

Most tots in these programs aren't getting nearly enough exercise.

National guidance for child care programs calls for providing a...

12 May
Major Head Trauma May Up Risks for Dementia

Major Head Trauma May Up Risks for Dementia

People who've had a major traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be at increased risk for dementia, according to a new study.

"Approximately 1 in 10 people in our study who had major TBI did develop

01 May
Spring Sprains: Sports Injury Season Begins

Spring Sprains: Sports Injury Season Begins

As youth spring sports kick into high gear, it's important to know about injury prevention and treatment, an expert says.

Injury risks and preventive mea...

20 Apr
How Does Exercise Guard Against Dementia? Study Reveals Clues

How Does Exercise Guard Against Dementia? Study Reveals Clues

Exercise may help safeguard your brain as you age, and a new study suggests how this might happen.

Previous research has shown that physical activity helps protect brain cells. This paper indicates it may do that through lower levels of insulin and body fat.

"These...

14 Apr
Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

Live Healthy, Live Longer Without Dementia

Staving off Alzheimer's disease might just take a healthy diet, exercise and an active mind, a new study suggests.

Women and men who follow a healthy lifestyle live longer — and longer without

13 Apr
Exercise Is Powerful Medicine for Depression

Exercise Is Powerful Medicine for Depression

By now, most people have heard that exercise is good for their health.

A new review suggests it can it also make a difference in major depressive disorder.

Researchers...

11 Apr
Sitting Tai Chi Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

Sitting Tai Chi Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

Sitting tai chi provides stroke survivors with recovery benefits similar to those achieved with standard rehabilitation, a new study finds.

10 Apr
Walking: Your Best Step to a Healthier Heart

Walking: Your Best Step to a Healthier Heart

When the world gets you down, go for a walk and make your heart happy.

Physical activity is one of the best ways to manage stress and boost ...

31 Mar
Does Your City Park Make the '25 Happiest' List?

Does Your City Park Make the '25 Happiest' List?

Taking a stroll through a city park can give your mood a significant boost, but parks in some cities provide a bigger benefit than those in others, researchers say.

In a n...

25 Mar
You've Had Foot Surgery: How Long Until You're Active Again?

You've Had Foot Surgery: How Long Until You're Active Again?

Most people who have had major foot surgery are able to return to the activities they enjoy, but it may take a long time, new research suggests.

The study included 82 adult patients who had surgery to correct a form of "

22 Mar
Experts Outline Health Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Experts Outline Health Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

A healthy diet and regular exercise are crucial for the long-term health of cancer survivors, a new American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline emphasizes.

"The link to a healthy diet and regular exercise in

14 Mar
Mental Health of America's Children Only Getting Worse

Mental Health of America's Children Only Getting Worse

A fresh review of recent government surveys suggests the well-being of 73 million American kids is under strain and seems to be getting worse.

The upshot:

11 Mar
More Evidence That Exercise Protects the Aging Brain

More Evidence That Exercise Protects the Aging Brain

Just a bit of exercise can help keep your brain in shape as you age, according to the latest study that shows how physical activity can benefit older minds.

"This finding isn't saying, 'If you're older, you need to go out there and start running marathons,'" said lead au...

09 Mar
Some Americans Gained Better Habits During Pandemic, Poll Finds

Some Americans Gained Better Habits During Pandemic, Poll Finds

About one-quarter of Americans say they made positive changes to their daily habits during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll shows.

As U.S. states ended masking mandates and infection numbers dropped this year, most (64%) respondents said

28 Feb
Eating Disorders Are Different for Men

Eating Disorders Are Different for Men

People tend to have a specific image when they think of eating disorders -- a disturbingly skinny white girl with reed-thin arms, her ribs and shoulder blades prominent.

You don't think of a ripped, beefy muscle man chugging a protein shake and fretting about carbs betwe...

21 Feb
Getting Active Can Keep Those 'Senior Moments' at Bay

Getting Active Can Keep Those 'Senior Moments' at Bay

Want to preserve all those precious memories, including your first kiss and how you felt the first time you got behind the wheel of a car?

If you do, start moving: New research shows that when sedentary older adults started to exercise, they showed improvements in episod...

16 Feb
Never Too Late:  Starting Exercise in 70s Can Help the Heart

Never Too Late:  Starting Exercise in 70s Can Help the Heart

Here are some numbers that could add up strongly in your favor.

If you're in your 70s and get 20 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous exercise, you may ward off

08 Feb
Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Worried that a COVID-19 vaccine might hamper your workout? New research suggests you can hit the gym with minimal effects.

In a study of 18 healthy people who received a COVID-19 vaccine, the participants were monitored while they did cycling workouts b...

07 Feb
Exercise Might Help Relieve 'Dry Eye'

Exercise Might Help Relieve 'Dry Eye'

Got dry, itchy eyes?

Working out might help, a new study suggests.

"Instead of having to use eye drops or other alternative treatments, our study aimed to determi...

03 Feb
Exercise Might Boost Outcomes for People Battling Esophageal Cancer

Exercise Might Boost Outcomes for People Battling Esophageal Cancer

Alan Holman didn't stop exercising when told he had cancer, and he's glad of it, now that U.K. researchers say moderate exercise may improve chemotherapy outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.

Holman, 70, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2016, shortly af...

03 Feb
Take That Walk: Your Aging Brain Will Work Better

Take That Walk: Your Aging Brain Will Work Better

Worried about losing your mental faculties as you age? Get out there and exercise, new research suggests.

Physical activity helps keep the aging brain sharp, according to the latest of many studies showing a link between exercise and brain health.

This study includ...

02 Feb
As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

With America's best skiers, skaters and snowboarders now heading to the Winter Olympics, a team of mental health professionals will be in Beijing to help them perform under the double strain of intense competition and a pandemic.

One of those professionals is Dr. David B...

02 Feb
Getting Active Soon After Concussion May Aid Kids' Recovery

Getting Active Soon After Concussion May Aid Kids' Recovery

A return to non-contact physical activity three days after a concussion is safe and possibly even beneficial for kids, a Canadian clinical trial finds.

"Gone are the days of resting in a dark room," said study co-author Andrée-Anne Ledoux, a scientist at the Children's ...

30 Jan
Take These Winter Workout Tips to Heart

Take These Winter Workout Tips to Heart

Tempted to take your workout into the great outdoors?

Be aware that there are both benefits and risks to exercising outdoors during the winter.

25 Jan
Extra 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Could Save 110,000 U.S. Lives Annually

Extra 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Could Save 110,000 U.S. Lives Annually

Americans, get up out of that chair and get moving.

If everyone between 40 and 85 years of age were active just 10 minutes more a day, it could save more than 110,000 U.S. lives a year, a

25 Jan
3 Factors Helped Teens Stay Mentally Healthy During Pandemic

3 Factors Helped Teens Stay Mentally Healthy During Pandemic

Support from family and friends, along with exercise and sufficient sleep, have helped protect teens' mental health during the pandemic, new research shows.

The study also found that teen girls have been more likely than boys to suffer mental distress during the pandemic...

25 Jan
How Many Steps to Walk Away From Diabetes?

How Many Steps to Walk Away From Diabetes?

When older people cut back on physical activity, their risk of type 2 diabetes rises. But walking regularly can help, a new study suggests.

The more steps you take -- and the more intensely you walk -- the lower your odds for

24 Jan
Worries May Raise Men's Heart Risks, Even When Young

Worries May Raise Men's Heart Risks, Even When Young

Worrying can take a toll on your psyche, but new research suggests that when middle-aged men fret too much, they face a higher risk for developing diabetes, heart disease or stroke down the road.

And this increase in risk is on par with the health risks linked to

24 Jan
Many Kids Aren't Wearing Helmets While Sledding, Poll Finds

Many Kids Aren't Wearing Helmets While Sledding, Poll Finds

When American kids do downhill skiing or snowboarding, they almost always wear a helmet, their parents say, but they're far less likely to do so when cruising down a neighborhood hill on a sled.

That puts them at risk for serious

21 Jan
After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery

After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery

Your heart is in an incredibly vulnerable state if you've suffered a heart attack or are fighting heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery.

Unfortunately, not enough older folks appear to be taking advantage of this life-savin...

20 Jan
Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

Who hasn't started to watch a new drama series on TV, and suddenly realize that hours have slipped by as they binged on one episode after the next?

Now, a new study suggests that too much binge-watching may raise the risk of life-threatening blood clots in the legs or lu...

20 Jan
Getting Back to Sports After Recovering from COVID-19

Getting Back to Sports After Recovering from COVID-19

Folks who've had a tough case of COVID-19 shouldn't hit the gym for basketball or an aerobics class without getting checked out by their doctor first, according to the American College for Sports Medicine.

The disease wracks the body in ways that can be tough on athletes...

16 Jan
13 Jan
Death During Sex Very Rare Among Those Under 50

Death During Sex Very Rare Among Those Under 50

It's a familiar trope of TV and movies -- a couple is engaged in passionate sex when the guy's heart suddenly gives out.

"Usually it's a middle-aged man. Usually he's cheating with somebody else. It's funny, there's this myth in our mind that this can happen," said cardi...

13 Jan
Even a Little Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's

Even a Little Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's

A few hours of exercise a week may help slow Parkinson's disease, even if it's just moderate activity such as walking or gardening, a new study suggests.

The key is to be consistent, the researchers found.

"Although medications can provide people with Parkinson's s...

11 Jan
Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Beating cancer is a huge feat, but how survivors live their lives afterwards also influences their longevity. A new study shows those who sit too much and are not physically active are much more likely to die early from cancer or any other cause than those who are more active....

10 Jan
Scientists Work Out How Exercise Saves Your Brain

Scientists Work Out How Exercise Saves Your Brain

Exercise helps you stay fit, hale and hearty, and researchers say it may also help you stave off dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Now they have a better understanding of the hidden benefits that aid the brain.

Older folks who are more physically active have higher level...

03 Jan
Study Finds No Ties Between Youth Tackle Football, Brain/Behavioral Issues

Study Finds No Ties Between Youth Tackle Football, Brain/Behavioral Issues

Many parents struggle with the decision to let their kids play tackle football or other contact sports due to the risk of concussions and long-term brain diseases that may occur with repeated head blows.

Now,

01 Jan
New Year's Resolution? Here's How to Make it Stick

New Year's Resolution? Here's How to Make it Stick

It's clear that these last couple of years have been tough for a lot of people.

So now that it's the week when people make New Year's resolutions, go easy on yourself.

If you'd like to make a resolution, start small, the American Psychological Association (APA) s...

28 Dec
Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy

Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy

While some plastic surgeons recommend no exercise for weeks after breast augmentation, new research suggests the ban may not be necessary.

26 Dec
Shoveling Snow? Beware of Heart Hazards

Shoveling Snow? Beware of Heart Hazards

Don't let a picture-perfect snowfall turn deadly.

Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest in folks with heart conditions and even in those who are unaware that they have heart disease, the

25 Dec
12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap and clean running water...

12 Dec
Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

This time of year can be hard on the heart.

The United States has more heart attack deaths between Christmas and New Year's Day than at any other time of year, so the American Heart Association (AHA) offers some holiday health tips.

"The holidays are a busy, often...

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