Category Archives: Fitness

Health Tip: Avoid Beginners’ Workout Injuries

Health Tip: Avoid Beginners' Workout InjuriesStart slow after checking with your doctor

(HealthDay News) — Exercise can help you live longer and give you a better body. But you can hurt yourself if you overdo it or don’t exercise properly.

The website mentions these safe-exercise tips:

  • Check with your doctor before you start exercising. Start out with short workout intervals of just five to 10 minutes.
  • Protect yourself with safety gear, such as a helmet or sturdy running shoes.
  • Warm up before starting each workout.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, even if you aren’t thirsty.
  • If exercising outdoors, wear sunscreen.
  • Stop exercising if you feel dizzy, nausea or pain.

– Diana Kohnle

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Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity

Physicians say more training, practice-based changes might lead to improved care for obese patients FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) — Only 44 percent of primary-care doctors say they’ve helped obese patients lose weight, and many believe that nutritionists and dietitians are the most qualified care providers for these patients, researchers have found. For the new…

Pricier, Intensive Whiplash Treatment May Not Pay Off: Study

British research found no improvement in recovery when ‘active management’ was used MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) — More costly, intensive treatment is no better than usual care at hastening recovery from whiplash, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 3,800 British whiplash patients to compare a more intensive approach to treatment (“active…

Aerobic Exercise Seems Best for Weight, Fat Loss

Researchers compared it to resistance training, found it more effective By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) — If you want to burn fat and lose weight, aerobic exercise beats resistance training, a new study says. “We not trying to discourage people from resistance training,” said study author Leslie Willis, clinical research coordinator…

Health Tip: Balance Holiday Buffets With More Exercise

Take the stairs, not the elevator (HealthDay News) — If you tend to indulge in your favorite holiday treats, you may want to schedule some extra exercise to help offset those added calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these holiday suggestions: Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Engage in active play with…