Posted 7:00 AM 2/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Short stretches of physical activity -- such as taking the stairs or raking leaves -- throughout the day can be just as beneficial as a trip to the gym, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at more than 6,000 American adults and found that this (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/7/2013 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas wowed the crowd in crimson, actress/designer Kelly Osbourne flaunted cherry red, and pop star Toni Braxton strutted in ruby Wednesday evening in New York City, all part of the annual Red Dress Collection show to boost (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 2/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Walking is a great form of exercise, especially for people who are overweight and don't particularly like to do pushups or jumping jacks.
The Weight-control Information Network offers these suggestions for people who are overweight and want to begin a walking (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/5/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The blood pressure drug ramipril may make walking a bit easier for people with clogged leg arteries, new study results suggest.
Researchers found that of 212 people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), those given ramipril every day for nearly six (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 2/4/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Men who watch 20 hours of TV a week may have only half as many sperm as men who watch very little TV, a small study suggests.
On the plus side, 15 hours a week of moderate to vigorous exercise may improve sperm count by as much as 73 percent, the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/1/2013 by By Lisa Esposito
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, sports fans: It doesn't matter if your team wins or loses, just as long as the game is a down-to-the-wire nail-biter, with heroes to laud and villains to loathe.
That's the conclusion of a new study of what can really drive a fan's rooting interest (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/31/2013 by E.J. Mundell
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are being urged to look through their closets for anything crimson, scarlet or apple-red to wear Friday, in support of the American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women campaign.
National Wear Red Day -- now in its 10th year -- is (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/30/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People with a common heart rhythm problem may be able to decrease their symptoms by adding gentle yoga to their treatment regimen, a small study suggests.
The research, reported online Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American College of (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Certain exercises that benefit the hearts of obese men with type 2 diabetes may not help women with the same health issues, according to a small new study.
The findings could help researchers and health care professionals (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Winter sports provide a great way to enjoy the cold weather and to stay in shape, but can pose risks if you don't take proper precautions, an expert warns.
"Though some of us like to stay home indoors during the cold winter months, there are actually (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 1/25/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A mouthguard helps prevent damage to your teeth and mouth during sports or other physical activity.
The American Dental Association suggests how to keep your mouthguard clean:
Posted 5:00 AM 1/23/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Sitting in the car may not be the only way to get to work.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for turning commute time into exercise time:
Posted 5:00 PM 1/22/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with colorectal cancer who spend a lot of their leisure time sitting have a higher risk of dying, according to researchers at the American Cancer Society.
People who are physically active, however, have a better chance of surviving than (More)