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Morning Exercise Protects the Heart, Especially for Women: New Study

Exercising in the morning lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke, especially for women, researchers find.

Exercise Boosts Protection from COVID Vaccine, New Study Finds

High levels of physical activity enhance the effectiveness of COVID shots in fully, researchers find.

Short “Activity Snacks” vs. Long Workouts for Muscle Building

Short bursts of exercise throughout the day can help repair or replace old and damaged muscle, study finds.

Exercise Key to Weight Loss in Diet Resistant People, Study Finds

Adults with obesity who can’t lose weight despite strict dieting may need to add exercise to their program, researchers say.

Exercise Key to Living Longer, Study Finds

Getting 2-4 times the recommended amount of exercise significantly lowers the risk of death from all causes, researchers say.

Post Workout Sauna May Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

Regular exercise followed by a relaxing sauna may help improve key heart markers including cholesterol and blood pressure, researchers say.

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.

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21 Nov
There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Women's Heart Health

There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Women's Heart Health

Regular exercise has long been hailed as a great way to preserve heart health, but could a morning workout deliver more benefits than an evening visit to the gym?

New research suggests that for women in their 40s and up, the answer appears to be yes.

“First of al...

21 Nov
Even Moderate Exercise Can Boost Survival After Breast Cancer

Even Moderate Exercise Can Boost Survival After Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors may be able to extend their lives, just by taking a brisk walk every day, a new study suggests.

The value of regular exercise -- including the oft-cited daily walk -- is well known. One of the potential health benefits is a lower risk of developin...

18 Nov
Study Confirms It: Kids Keep Harried Moms From Exercise

Study Confirms It: Kids Keep Harried Moms From Exercise

Something — or rather, someone — may be standing between moms and a regular exercise routine: their children.

New research from the universities of Cambridge and Southampton in the United Kingdom suggests that fewer than half of mothers met recommended activity leve...

17 Nov
Exercise Can Help Fight Colon Cancer, Even If Patient Is Obese

Exercise Can Help Fight Colon Cancer, Even If Patient Is Obese

Getting regularly scheduled, moderate physical activity can help extend the lives of people with colon cancer, according to a new study.

Exercise is even helpful for obese cancer patients, reducing inflammation and improving the bacterial communities of the gut's microbi...

15 Nov
Even in Kindergarten, White Kids More Likely to Join Extracurricular Activities

Even in Kindergarten, White Kids More Likely to Join Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities may have many benefits for young children, but researchers have discovered racial gaps in who takes part.

Among a group of 401 kindergarten students in Ohio, white children were 2.6 times more likely to participate in the most common extracurri...

12 Nov
Got the 'Winter Blues'? Exercise Can Help

Got the 'Winter Blues'? Exercise Can Help

A good workout can boost mood, making it an ideal routine as the days get shorter and darker.

If you're one of the millions affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and you feel tired, unmotivated, down on life and crave carbs and sweets, staying active can help. An...

27 Oct
Exercise Is Key to Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery

Exercise Is Key to Recovery After Breast Cancer Surgery

The best way to get back to feeling more normal after breast cancer surgery is to get moving, experts say.

One surgeon offers some post-surgery suggestions for arm stretches an...

25 Oct
Hate Long Workouts? 'Activity Snacks' May Work for You

Hate Long Workouts? 'Activity Snacks' May Work for You

Taking a quick walk or doing squats after you eat may help you retain muscle mass as you age, new research suggests.

So-called “activity snacks” — short bouts of exercise — may help maintain muscle mass and quality by allowing your body to use more

25 Oct
Stay Fit & Your COVID Shot May Work Even Better

Stay Fit & Your COVID Shot May Work Even Better

The more often you work out, the more effective your COVID-19 vaccination will be, a new study suggests.

Fully vaccinated folks who clocked high weekly levels of physical activity...

18 Oct
Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover

Exercise During Chemo Helps Your Heart, Lungs Recover

When you are getting chemotherapy, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. Now, new research suggests it should be the first.

Exercising duri...

17 Oct
Is Exercise Getting Tougher for You? Long COVID Might Be to Blame

Is Exercise Getting Tougher for You? Long COVID Might Be to Blame

After COVID-19, resuming regular exercise may be harder, and new research suggests this may be one more symptom of long COVID.

For the study, the researchers ...

12 Oct
Your E-Bike Is No Match for Real Biking: Study

Your E-Bike Is No Match for Real Biking: Study

That e-bike might make hilly rides a lot more fun, but it's not improving your fitness the way a good old-fashioned bicycle would, a new study shows.

People riding e-bikes...

07 Oct
Retirement Means Sleeping More, Exercising Less: Study

Retirement Means Sleeping More, Exercising Less: Study

Retirees, it's time to get up out of your easy chair and get moving.

That's the message from a Finnish study that used a wrist-based device to determine just how much retir...

29 Sep
Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Healthy Living Boosts Life Span, Even for Former Smokers

Eating well and exercising can make for a longer life, and that holds true for former smokers, too, a new study shows.

Researchers found that of nearly 160,000 former smokers, those who exercised, ate healthfully and limited their drinking were less likely to die over th...

28 Sep
Regular Weightlifting Could Lengthen Your Life

Regular Weightlifting Could Lengthen Your Life

Combining weightlifting with aerobic exercise can significantly lower your odds dying early, especially from heart disease, new research shows.

Depending how much weightlifting they did, older adults reduced their risk of premature death by between 9% and 22%, the study ...

08 Sep
Too Little Exercise, Too Much Sitting Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Too Little Exercise, Too Much Sitting Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Sitting on the couch or behind a desk could be increasing your risk of breast cancer, a new genetics-driven study suggests.

People more likely to engage in physical activity based on their DNA...

01 Sep
Exercise Rates Still Haven't Recovered From Pandemic, Global Study Shows

Exercise Rates Still Haven't Recovered From Pandemic, Global Study Shows

The COVID-19 pandemic stopped people in their tracks, reducing their physical activity. And daily "step counts" still haven't reached previous numbers, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco examined worldwide trends in ph...

25 Aug
Dogs Get Healthier When People Get Fitter

Dogs Get Healthier When People Get Fitter

Writer Jenny Block and her chiweenie, Aurora, are on a health kick.

"We walk at least 1 mile and up to 4 miles in the early morning, before it gets too hot," said the Hou...

25 Aug
Get Moving! Any Sports Can Lower Seniors' Odds of Early Death

Get Moving! Any Sports Can Lower Seniors' Odds of Early Death

Here's a fresh prescription for seniors who want to live longer and lower their odds of dying from cancer or heart disease: Lace up your running shoes or grab your tennis racket.

23 Aug
Regular Exercise Can Help Shield You From Severe COVID

Regular Exercise Can Help Shield You From Severe COVID

Looking for a new reason to work out?

Here's a good one: Regular exercise appears to significantly reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, a large international research review has found.

And, if you do get COVID,

22 Aug
Are You Among the 'Diet-Resistant'? Workouts May Be Key to Weight Loss

Are You Among the 'Diet-Resistant'? Workouts May Be Key to Weight Loss

"You can't run from the fork."

It's an old weight-loss saying, reminding folks that diet is more important than exercise when it comes to shedding excess pounds.

But is that true for everyone?

New research suggests there's a category of "diet-resistant" peop...

22 Aug
Want to Maintain Muscle?  Frequency of Workouts Is Key

Want to Maintain Muscle?  Frequency of Workouts Is Key

Whether the goal is bulging biceps or just a bit more strength and mass, a relatively light workout several times a week beats a more intense one done just once a week.

That's the conclusion of a small Australian

15 Aug
Playing Football, Hockey in High School Ups Odds for Stimulant Abuse

Playing Football, Hockey in High School Ups Odds for Stimulant Abuse

Taking part in certain sports in high school may lead to misuse of prescription stimulants in the years after graduation, a new study finds.

It reported that high school seniors who play contact sports are 50% more likely to abuse prescription stimulants in their 20s. Se...

08 Aug
Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: Study

Children are not as physically fit as their parents were when they were kids, and this will likely harm them as the Earth warms, new research claims.

The findings are based on a comprehensive review of more ...

07 Aug
Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.

Encouraging kids to make physical activity part of their lives has

06 Aug
Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Pickleball has become a wildly popular sport for older Americans, but seniors who enjoy playing it should know about potential injuries and how to avoid them.

The most common problem is with the...

28 Jul
Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Even Chores, Socializing Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

Your daily walk, cleaning the house and lunch with friends could together be keys to staving off dementia, according to researchers.

A new study looked at lifestyle habits...

27 Jul
Getting Kids Out in Nature Boosts Lung Health, Study Finds

Getting Kids Out in Nature Boosts Lung Health, Study Finds

Living next to nature may improve the function of little lungs.

Researchers studying kids' exposure to green space found that those who had vegetation near their homes in the first 10 years of life performed better on a test of lung function than those who did not live n...

26 Jul
Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Middle-aged people could add years to their lives just by getting off the couch and going for a walk every day -- though it wouldn't hurt to do even more, a large new study suggests.

The researchers followed over 100,000 Americans for decades and found what many have sho...

26 Jul
More Evidence Fitness Trackers Can Boost Your Health

More Evidence Fitness Trackers Can Boost Your Health

Your fitness tracker, pedometer or smartwatch may motivate you to exercise more and lose weight, Australian researchers say.

In a large research review, the ...

21 Jul
Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercise, Puzzles, Games: They Help Men's, Women's Brains Differently

Exercising your body and mind can help stave off memory problems as you age, and some of these benefits may be even greater for women, a new study suggests.

The study looked at cognitive reserve, or the brain's ability to withstand the effects of diseases like

21 Jul
Post-Workout Sauna Might Boost Your Health Even More

Post-Workout Sauna Might Boost Your Health Even More

Next time you work out, maybe take a 15-minute sauna when you're done for extra heart health benefits.

That's the main finding of research out of Finland. It found taking a sauna confers additional cardiovascular benefits over exercise alone.

The new study didn't l...

19 Jul
Using Pot May Impede Female Athletes' Performance

Using Pot May Impede Female Athletes' Performance

Medical and recreational marijuana use has surged across the United States as more states legalize the drug, but young female athletes may want to think twice before t...

12 Jul
Do You Live in America's Fittest City? Experts Rank Best to Worst

Do You Live in America's Fittest City? Experts Rank Best to Worst

Want to get fit and stay fit? Arlington, Va., may be the city for you: For the fifth year in a row, it has been named the fittest city in America.

Meanwhile, the title of the least fit city goes to Oklahoma City, according to the

11 Jul
Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

Think You're at High Risk of Prostate Cancer? Healthy Living Can Slash Odds for Lethal Disease

Genes can put some men at heightened risk of prostate cancer, but a new study suggests they can undo much of that potential harm with a healthy lifestyle.

Researchers found that among men at increased ge...

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 suggest...

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 ...

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