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A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia

Older folks who began eating right, exercising did better on memory and problem-solving tests in study

Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards

Researchers found that people ate more if told their walk was exercise, rather than scenic stroll

Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study

Sharp rise seen in number of Americans who didn't exercise, while calorie intake stayed steady

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

Aerobic/Strength Training Combo May Be Best Workout for Diabetics

In study, people with type 2 disease had better blood sugar control when both modes used

Brisk Walking May Help Curb Parkinson's Symptoms

Study found it improved gait, stiffness, mood, attention and overall quality of life

Bad Weather May Dampen Will to Exercise

People in hot, cold climates less likely to get physical activity, more likely to be obese, study says

Dance Those Cares Away!

Study of seniors shows decreased knee-hip pain and increased ability to walk among those who dance

Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports

Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

Is All That TV Killing You?

Study suggests more than 3 hours daily doubles chance of early death, but one expert questions the connection

1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

Soccer Scores a Goal for Senior Fitness

Ex-couch potatoes over 63 gained muscle strength, stronger bones, healthier hearts, study finds

Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

Exercise May Spur More Varied Gut Microbes, Study Finds

In turn, that may boost immune system and overall health, researchers note

Men Who Take Statins May Exercise Less

Activity declined most among those just starting the drug, study finds

Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

Yoga May Not Help Ease Asthma, Study Suggests

But ancient practice not harmful and can improve overall health, experts say

Bicyclists Happier Than Drivers, Train Riders, Study Says

Car passengers are generally in a good mood, too

Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study

Healthy habits important even when you're sick, researcher says

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Illness

Try to eliminate one unhealthy practice

Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide, Report Finds

And United States is home to highest proportion of world's obese people, researchers add

U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report

Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

Jump in, Just Don't Swallow the Water

Kiddie pools are hotspots of bacteria, expert says

Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

Exercise Linked to Improved Bladder Cancer Survival

But smoking and a delayed diagnosis might boost the risk of dying from the disease, researchers warn

Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds

Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

Health Tip: Exercise for Stress Relief

Get aerobic activity regularly

Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease

The more patients walked, the less their odds for early death or need for dialysis, study found

Concussion Rates Double Among High School Athletes: Report

Experts say rise likely reflects increased awareness, more legislation about concussions

There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'

Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

40 Isn't Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise, Study Finds

Similar heart benefits seen in those who began endurance workouts before 30 or after 40

Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds

Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say

Electrocardiogram might help identify teens at risk of sudden death

Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC

Lack of workouts increases the risk of chronic diseases, experts say

Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts

Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade

Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study

Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability

Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll

Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

Knee ligament injuries are rising among kids in sports, especially girls, experts say