Misc. Fitness Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/3/2014
Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness

People with the sleep disorder take in less oxygen during exercise, small study finds

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

4/24/2014
More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

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
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
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
Could Elite Athletes Have Lower Risk for Diabetes?

Small study of Finnish men found protective effect, especially with endurance sports

11/18/2013
Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients

Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

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