Category Archives: Fitness

Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds

Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed SATURDAY Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe for older adults to run marathons, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Canada tested marathon participants over age 50 before and after their 26.2-mile run. Using blood tests, ultrasounds and…

Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years: Study

Seniors who keep active and don’t smoke live an average 5 years longer, researchers say FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — So how much of a benefit might you get from exercising, eating right and avoiding vices like smoking? New research from Sweden suggests that healthy living into old age can boost life spans by…

Confusion Over Diabetes Types Adds to Patients’ Woes

Causes, treatment differ between type 1 and type 2 disease By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) — Given that about one in 12 Americans has diabetes, chances are good you know someone with some form of the disease. But you may be less informed about the different types of diabetes and their…

Less Is More With Exercise, Study Says

60-minute workout no better for weight loss than half-hour regimen WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) — Thirty minutes of daily exercise achieves the same amount of weight loss as 60 minutes, according to a small new study. The research included 60 heavy but healthy Danish men who exercised for either 30 or 60 minutes a…

Health Tip: Help Keep Your Bones Healthy

Exercise daily (HealthDay News) — Some people are more likely than others to develop osteoporosis, since their bone cells don’t replenish themselves quickly enough. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says exercise can help, but it may not thwart osteoporosis entirely. The academy offers these suggestions for keeping your bones as healthy as possible: Get…