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Women who get regular exercise may significantly lower their risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, new research shows.
Researchers compare common diet strategies and discover evidence-based weight loss plans help move the scale and improve important heart measures.
Patients with substance use disorders benefit from adding exercise therapy to their treatment plan, researchers find.
While the overall number of high school sports injuries is decreasing, more serious head and neck injuries are being reported, a new study finds.
Researchers say it’s never too late to make healthy lifestyle changes that help prevent memory loss, language problems and other symptoms of dementia.
Researchers identify 6 healthy lifestyle habits that may help you cut your risk of long COVID. Regular exercise and adequate sleep are just two of them.
Growing evidence shows volunteering can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
Short bouts of high intensity exercise boost production of a protein that’s key to learning and memory, researchers say.
Aerobic exercise can help ease symptoms of depression in children and adolescents, according to researchers.
Making these small changes can make a big difference in your health and wellness in 2023.
Exercising in the morning lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke, especially for women, researchers find.
High levels of physical activity enhance the effectiveness of COVID shots in fully, researchers find.
Short bursts of exercise throughout the day can help repair or replace old and damaged muscle, study finds.
Adults with obesity who can’t lose weight despite strict dieting may need to add exercise to their program, researchers say.
Getting 2-4 times the recommended amount of exercise significantly lowers the risk of death from all causes, researchers say.
One potential solution to reducing chronic pain: Get moving.
A new Norwegian study finds that physically active folks have greater pain tolerance compared to sedentary types. Those with higher levels of activity also had higher pain tolerance, according to the report published online May 24 in
The problem of "food deserts" in many parts of the United States has gained attention in recent years. Now, researchers are highlighting a similar issue: play deserts.
In a recent study, investigators at the University of Georgia found that in many areas of the country -- particularly the South -- families have few safe, free parks and playgrounds for their kids to enjoy.
That's a p...
Need an activity to do with your kids on spring and summer days? Go to the park.
Outdoor play is good for physical health, mental well-being and reduced stress in children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
“Whether it’s sunny or snowing, playing outside is good for children, physically and mentally,” said pediatrician
People with the rare heart disorder hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can safely engage in vigorous exercise, according to new research.
This finding could lead to fewer activity restrictions for people with this condition, which involves the heart muscle becoming thickened and enlarged.
HCM is an inherited disorder that affects about one in 500 people worldwide. It is associat...
Regular exercise has a long list of health benefits, and a new study suggests another one could be added: a lower risk of Parkinson's disease.
The study, of nearly 99,000 French women, found that those who were most physically active day to day were 25% less likely to develop Parkinson's ov...
Cancer patients have a lot to think about, but adding one more thing -- lacing up their sneakers -- may pay off.
Two new studies suggest engaging in light or moderate exercise increases the number of cancer-destroying immune cells.
At the same time, exercise reduces the side effects of cancer treatments, improves quality of life, improves prognosis and decreases cancer risk, said t...
Hundreds of thousands of people are jumping on the Ozempic bandwagon and taking prescription medications to slim down, while others swear by intermittent fasting and other diet fads, but new research shows that they're all likely barking up the wrong trees.
There isn't any shortcut or magic bullet to losing weight, keeping it off, and improving your health, a
Physical activity after a stroke may be crucial to a more successful recovery, according to a study by Swedish researchers.
They found that patients who increased and sustained their exercise in the six months after their stroke were functioning better than those who didn't.
"People who have experienced a stroke can gain functional benefits by increasing physical activity, regardle...
Patients who've had surgery should ease back into movement and exercise.
These efforts may be small, but they're better than nothing, according to one surgeon who emphasized the importance of listening to your body.
“The most important thing is patient comfort. After surgery, there is often this apprehension of, ‘If I move or do something, I will hurt or damage the area where I...
Exercise might help people who are battling addiction stay on the straight and narrow, a new research review finds.
Investigators who analyzed 43 studies from around the world found a link between physical activity and reduced substance use among people in treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
The idea for the study review “came to me when I was working as a kinesiologist in ...
When exercise studies are led by men, female participants are often in short supply.
While this underrepresentation of female research subjects has been documented in everything from clinical trials to cell cultures, a new study links researchers' gender and women's participation.
“Our findings provide direct evidence of the link between gender of authors and gender of research pa...
It can be downright discouraging to work hard to lose 10 pounds, only to regain a few later.
But don't be downhearted -- a new evidence review says the important heart health benefits of weight loss are sustained even if some of the weight comes back.
People who drop some pounds still have lower blood pressure and better cholesterol and blood sugar numbers even if they regain a litt...
It's long been thought that working out helps a person stay sharp, but a new review argues there's little solid scientific evidence for the mental benefits of physical exercise.
Individual clinical trial results have tended to support the idea that regular exercise helps maintain brain health.
But a combined review of 109 trials involving more than 11,000 healthy folks found evidenc...
Exercise can help improve movement-related symptoms for people who have Parkinson's disease, a new review finds.
And any type of structured exercise is better than none, researchers added. The findings were published recently in the Cochrane Reviews.
While the idea of getting 10,000 steps a day is bandied about as a good walking goal, that can be intimidating to some people, depending on how fit they are.
Now, new research in adults between the ages of 70 and 90 finds that a much smaller number of steps can make a difference in heart health.
It's possible, according to researchers, that just 3,000 steps a day has benefit...
A brisk 11-minute daily walk can help you live longer, a new University of Cambridge study reports.
Researchers found that 75 minutes a week — 11 minutes daily — of moderate-intensity physical activity is enough to lower a person's risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
The investigators estimated that 1 in 10 early deaths could be prevented if everyone got that amount of exe...
If you're over 40, regular exercise may not only keep you fit -- it might keep you out of the hospital, too, a large new study suggests.
Researchers found that among nearly 82,000 British adults, those who regularly exercised were less likely to be hospitalized for various health conditions in the coming years. The list included such common ills as pneumonia, stroke, diabetes complication...
Spring sports season will be here soon, so it's time to get kids ready after a winter break.
Sports can teach valuable lessons, including teamwork, good sportsmanship, good communication, preparing for success, handling a loss, time management and the importance of doing your best, according to Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
The saga of Damar Hamlin's recent collapse during a football game has thrown the dangers of sports-related cardiac arrest into the spotlight.
What about this happening to someone much older?
A new study brings reassuring news: It's rare for an older adult to have a sudden cardiac arrest during exercise, and those who do tend to have fewer health issues than those who experience ...
Even short bouts of light exercise can help the millions of people with knee osteoarthritis reduce pain and improve their range of motion.
Knee osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear form of the disease, occurs when the cartilage between your bones breaks down, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.
Researchers in a
It's no secret that athletic endurance and strength go hand-in-hand with a healthy heart.
“Exercise strengthens the heart muscle, enabling it to pump a greater volume of blood with each heartbeat,” said Dr. Deepak ...
TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 -- You might have heard that doing cardio, or aerobic, exercise is one of the best ways to keep your heart, lungs and cardiovascular system healthy and strong.
Yet finding the time for the gym or even a trip to the local park can be a challenge when work and home responsibilities start to add up.
The good news? There's a growing list of exercises that are now...
Winter may feel like a time for hibernation, but it's important for seniors to safely keep up their hobbies and physical activity in the cold weather.
“It's important to get outside as much as possible, whether it's temperate or even if it's colder, as long as it's safe to do so,” said Dr. Angela Catic...
Millions of adults spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen, and experts have long advised them to sit less, move more.
But if lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and a mood boost are the goals, what's the bare minimum of movement that will get the job done?
Apparently just five minutes of walking every 30 minutes.
That's the finding of a small, new study that...
Six minutes of high-intensity exercise might prolong the lifespan of a healthy brain, perhaps delaying the start of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, a new, small study suggests.
Researchers found that short but intense cycling increased the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is essential for brain formation, learning and memory. It's thoug...
An antidote to teenage depression might be found in school gymnasiums and on sports fields, a major new review argues.
Supervised exercise programs are associated with significant reductions in symptoms of depression among children and teenagers, according to the analysis of data from 21 studies involving more than 2,400 kids.
“This is the first time that we've been able to put en...
New Year's resolutions can be a fickle thing.
They are a time-honored way to promise improvements to yourself and your behavior, a “fresh start” to the new year.
But if chosen poorly, a resolution also can be a source of anxiety, disappointment and hopelessness.
“They tap into the abiding American spirit of relentless self-improvement, and that can be so relentless that ...
One might expect identical twins to have the same health outcomes.
But it's not just genetics that makes a notable difference in their weight and in how their genes behave, according to a new study. Exercise can alter genetic markers of metabolic disease -- any of the diseases or disorders that disrupt norma...
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 all, I would like to stress that being physically active or doing some sort of exercise is beneficial at any time of day,�...
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 developing breast cancer.
But it has not been clear whether regular physical activity can help people who've already had br...
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 levels, a number that was even lower when the children were younger or there was more than one.
“It is perhaps not ...
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 microbiome, the findings showed.
"Inflammation is a key process that drives colorectal cancer. We know a high BMI [body m...
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 extracurricular sports than children of other races and ethnicities.
The study found similar results for other after-school...
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 expert from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston offers some tips for maintaining an exercise routine.
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 and light aerobic exercise.
"People who return to everyday activity sooner after surgery tend to heal better and hav...
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 amino acids from food, explained study author Daniel Moo...
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 were nearly three times less likely to land in the hospital with COVID, compared to those who got the jab but didn't ex...
When you are getting chemotherapy, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. Now, new research suggests it should be the first.
Exercising during chemotherapy is safe, improves long-term cardiac and respiratory function and may help ease some of the ravages of tr...
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 reviewed 38 published studies that tracked the exercise performance of more than 2,000 people who had had COVID-19. Ulti...
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 are 44% less likely to reach weekly targets for physical activity than those on regular bicycles, according to a re...
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 retired adults were moving every day.
“Based on our research, people who are retiring should aim to increase the amou...
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 the next couple of decades, versus their counterparts with less-healthy habits.
It's well known that when smokers ki...
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 found. Moderate or vigorous aerobic exercise lowered the risk by 24% to 34%. The lowest risk, however, was seen among th...
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 had a 41% lower risk of invasive breast cancer, researchers report.
Previous research also has shown a link betwe...
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 physical activity by measuring step counts in the two years following
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 Houston-based author.
"She needs it, and I need it, so it works out great," said Block, who has shed...
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.
A new U.S. National Cancer Institute study found older folks who played racquet sports lowered their risk of deat...
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, the study found, routine moderate and/or intense exercise dramatically lowers your...
"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" people who need to work out and watch what they eat if they want to shed pounds.
In fact, these folks should ...
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 study in which researchers spent a month tracking muscle-building progress among 36 college st...