Misc. Fitness Health News

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7/8/2013
Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

7/2/2013
Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study

Fit 18-year-olds less likely to take their own lives as adults

6/28/2013
South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study

Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men

5/31/2013
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun

Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars

5/29/2013
And America's Fittest City Is...

New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas

5/23/2013
Statins May Hamper Workout Results

Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

5/16/2013
Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later

Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

5/15/2013
Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says

It's never too late to start, researchers find

5/2/2013
Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots

Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

4/30/2013
Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit

Begin a regular tennis match

4/19/2013
Health Tip: Resolve to Meet Your Exercise Goals

Make them realistic and attainable

4/12/2013
Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes

Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/11/2013
Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage

Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

3/1/2013
Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

2/22/2013
Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors

Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

2/19/2013
Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine

Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

2/17/2013
Fitness Experts Dispel Common Exercise Myths

Sad to say, walking doesn't really burn as many calories as running

2/4/2013
Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road

Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s and beyond, study suggests

1/28/2013
Obese Women With Diabetes May Need Different Workouts Than Men

Small study found specific exercise program did less to improve their health

1/23/2013
Health Tip: Get Fit During Your Commute

Use the time to exercise

1/23/2013
Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying

1/22/2013
One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School

Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

1/17/2013
Weight Gain a Risk After Knee Replacement, Study Finds

Many patients continue to avoid activity that caused pain before the surgery, researcher says

1/15/2013
Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness

1/11/2013
Phys Ed Requirements Disappearing at 4-Year Colleges

Some students avoid alternatives such as fitness centers, researcher says

1/9/2013
Active Video Games May Boost Fitness in Younger Students

Study of inner-city school found traditional gym class more effective for older kids

1/8/2013
Keeping Cold-Weather Exercise Fresh, Not Frozen

When the going gets cold, the cold get going, experts say

1/8/2013
Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Study found higher death risk for those who were overweight, physically inactive

1/3/2013
Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study

Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

12/31/2012
Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

It helps kids' overall development and gives them a chance to decompress

12/26/2012
Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report

However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/16/2012
Winter Weather, Snow Shoveling Pose Heart Risks

Expert gives tips for cold-weather heart health

12/13/2012
How Well Do You Rise From Sitting on the Floor?

Ability to do this simple task may predict risk of dying, study suggests

11/30/2012
To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

Study shows even a virtual one can spur you to exercise longer

11/30/2012
Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much

Study finds that people sit more hours a day than they sleep, raising the risk of chronic health conditions

10/30/2012
'The Biggest Loser' May Sour Viewers on Exercise, Study Finds

Expert says popular show is more daunting than motivating

10/29/2012
Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

Getting fit helped overweight, inactive adults sharpen their thinking skills, too

10/11/2012
Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

9/5/2012
It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies

However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

8/7/2012
More Americans Walking, But Still Not Enough, CDC Says

Almost half of adults don't get enough exercise to improve their health: report

8/3/2012
Race-Day Diet Can Make or Break a Competitive Cyclist

HealthDay reporter describes nutrition regimen for grueling West Coast bike ride

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

7/23/2012
Pre-Season Fitness Not a Factor in Collegiate Sports Injury Risk

But gender, type of sport played are, Canadian researchers report

7/18/2012
Inactivity May Kill as Many Worldwide as Smoking: Report

Lack of exercise linked to cancer, diabetes and heart disease, which cause about 10% of deaths worldwide

7/16/2012
Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

Youngsters who watched more TV had bigger bellies, lower muscular fitness levels, study finds

7/3/2012
Exercise Might Keep Menopausal Hot Flashes at Bay

Fewer benefits seen in women who were overweight, less fit or had more intense symptoms

6/1/2012
Too Much Screen Time May Harm Kids' Fitness

Children less connected to wired world seem to be in better shape, study finds

6/1/2012
Young Girls, Boys Can Compete on Equal Level

Analysis of nearly 2 million swim records found little or no difference until age 13

5/31/2012
Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found