Category Archives: Fitness

Regular Exercise May Add Years to Life, Study Finds

Biggest boost was seen in black women; effect didn’t hold for Hispanics, for reasons unclear By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that physically active people are likely to live several years longer than inactive people. The findings don’t say anything about whether those extra years are good…

Could Kids’ Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) — Children who eat a lot of salty food also tend to down more sugary drinks — which, in turn, might be related to their risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The findings…

Your Smartphone Might Help You Lose Weight

Personalized feedback and coaching along with education let patients shed pounds, study found By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) — Using smartphones to coach people as they try to shed extra pounds may make a standard weight-loss program more effective, a new study suggests. With the technology, patients can report their progress…

’Chemo Brain’ May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) — So-called “chemo brain” — problems with thinking, concentrating and remembering that are associated with receiving chemotherapy — may actually start to occur before the treatment is initiated, a small new…

Study: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Struggle to Exercise

But it is poor blood vessel function, not weakened lungs, that causes fatigue, researchers report FRIDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) — Children and teens with cystic fibrosis have impaired blood vessel function, which may affect their ability to exercise, a new study suggests. Exercise is recommended to combat lung complications associated with cystic fibrosis. Researchers…