Category Archives: Fitness

Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — Feeling anxious? Hit the gym, experts say. A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health found that moderate exercise can help people manage future stress and anxiety, and the emotional and mental…

Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids’ Diabetes Risk: Study

Just 20 minutes a day improved insulin resistance of overweight children TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — Getting plenty of aerobic exercise can help overweight children reduce their risk of diabetes, according to a new study. One-third of U.S. elementary school-aged youngsters are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is associated with a range of health…

Health Tip: Use a Stability Ball

It can help improve core muscles (HealthDay News) — A stability ball is an oversized, flexible ball that you can use to strengthen core muscles and get a good workout. The American Council on Exercise says possible benefits of exercising with a stability ball include: Improved balance. Stronger abdominal, core and trunk muscles. Improved posture.…

Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Sweets are OK, but only once-in-a-while (HealthDay News) — The occasional sweet treat is fine. But if your sweet tooth acts up daily, there are things you can do to help keep your cravings in check. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice: Eat lots of fiber to help you feel full, and include…

Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Sweets are OK, but only once-in-a-while (HealthDay News) — The occasional sweet treat is fine. But if your sweet tooth acts up daily, there are things you can do to help keep your cravings in check. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice: Eat lots of fiber to help you feel full, and include…