Category Archives: Fitness

Health Tip: Wanna Dance?

It can bolster your heart and lungs (HealthDay News) — Dancing is a fun way to exercise, and it can offer many health benefits for people of any size. The U.S. National Institutes of Health says the health benefits of dancing could include: Better muscle tone. Improved flexibility. Improved heart strength. Improved lung function. –…

College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students’ risk for chronic disease SUNDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) — Although the dreaded “Freshman 15″ — a reference to the pounds gained by new college students — has been revealed by researchers to be a bit of an exaggeration, students should still take steps to avoid gaining…

Health Tip: Maintain Your Ideal Weight

Check it weekly (HealthDay News) — The weight-loss battle isn’t over once you lose the extra pounds. The challenge becomes keeping it off. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to help you maintain a healthy body weight: Weigh yourself weekly, so weight gain doesn’t creep up on you. Also measure your waistline. Incorporate…