Holiday festivities bring joy to many, but they also give rise to quite a few unhealthy habits, a new survey has found.
Two-thirds of people say they overindulge in food during the holidays, and nearly half (45%) said they take a break from exercise, according to a new survey from Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.
Meanwhile, a third admit they drink more alcohol durin...
Dreary, chilly winter days might cause some year-round runners to think twice about their jog, but recent research suggests the benefits of cold weather running outweigh those of running in warmer conditions.
Specifically, cold weather can help runners burn more bad fat, lose more weight and feel healthier overall.
“Cold weather doesn’t have to force runners indoors and I encour...
Squats and lunges aren’t the most fun exercises, but a new study says they’ll help save your knees.
Folks with strong quads building up their thighs appear to be less likely to require a total knee replacement, according to a presentation scheduled for Monday at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2023 (Healthday News) -- There is nothing worse for your heart than sitting, a new study confirms.
“The big takeaway from our research is that while small changes to how you move can have a positive effect on heart health, intensity of movement matters," said study first author Dr. Jo Blodgett, a research fello...
The ancient art of tai chi, plus a modern twist, may help older adults reverse mild declines in brain power, a new clinical trial reveals.
Researchers found that tai chi classes helped older adults improve their subtle problems with cognition (memory and thinking skills). It also helped them with a fundamental multitasking skill: walking while your attention is elsewhere.
Heated yoga classes can help some people with depression feel a lot better within a couple months -- even if they practice just once a week, a small clinical trial suggests.
The study, of 65 people with moderate-to-severe depression, found that those randomly assigned to heated yoga classes saw a greater symptom improvement over eight weeks than those assigned to a waitlist.
Extensive exercise regimens are keeping astronauts healthy and protecting their hearts during extended space missions, new research finds.
A study from scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found no loss of heart mass or output, and no loss of function in the heart's ventricles, during flights that can last up to six months.
When it comes to staying trim, timing may be everything.
That's according to new research that found adults who routinely engaged in moderate-to-vigorous exercise early in the morning were less likely to be overweight or obese than those who worked out later in the day.
“For individuals who exercise regularly, their body mass index [BMI] is 2 units lower and waist circumference is...
Having good fitness while young can really pay off when it comes to cancer risk later in life.
New research found that cardiorespiratory fitness -- the ability to do aerobic exercise -- was associated with up to 42% lower risk of nine cancers, including head and neck, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, colon, kidney and lung.
Researchers used Swedish registry data up to the end o...
Taking the stairs rather than an elevator. Raking leaves. Toting heavy grocery bags. Pushing a vacuum. Playing hard with your kids or pets.
Short bursts of vigorous physical activity during everyday events like these — most lasting less than a minute — can help lower cancer risk even in people who don't like to exercise, a new study finds.
If your child is in sports camp this summer, you'll want them to have fun and stay safe.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) offers some tips on dealing with existing medical conditions, staying hydrated and heat safe, avoiding weather dangers and protecting skin from the sun.
“Just as parents don't drop off their children at a pool without a lifeguard, they shouldn...
It doesn't matter if you exercise every day or squeeze it all into the weekend. If you do the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week, you'll get heart benefits, a new study finds.
Both regimens protect you from atrial fibrillation (a-fib), heart attack, heart failure and stroke, compared with inactivity, researchers reported in the July 18 issue of the <...
Pairing exercise with a 10% weight loss can make a major health improvement in people living with obesity and prediabetes, a new study says.
Building in regular exercise more than doubled sensitivity to insulin compared to just weight loss alone. This has the potential to prevent or delay prediabetes from progressing into type 2 diabetes while also decreasing the risk of heart diseas...
It can be challenging for people with type 1 diabetes to exercise safely while controlling their blood sugar.
People with the condition often struggle with this balance, according to a new study based on a survey conducted through social media groups restricted to adults with type 1 diabetes who run, jog or walk for exercise. The survey findings were presented Thursday at a meeting of the...
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.
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