Category Archives: Fitness

Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much

Study finds that people sit more hours a day than they sleep, raising the risk of chronic health conditions By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) — For women who love that great, self-satisfied feeling after a workout, a new study could be a disappointing surprise. Regular exercise, the study found, does…

Deep Belly Fat Could Weaken Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Level of ‘visceral fat’ seemed to have an effect regardless of man’s overall weight WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) — Obese men with a lot of deep belly fat are at greater risk for bone-thinning than other men, a new study finds. Although bone loss, or osteoporosis, is widely believed to be a health issue…

Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds

Moderate exercise reduced death risk even without drugs, but not as much By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) — People who exercise along with taking statins to lower their high cholesterol levels can dramatically reduce their risk of dying, a large new study suggests. “The reduction in death is independent; whatever statins…

Alzheimer’s May Progress Differently in Women, Men

Study found variations in brain matter loss, early mental decline By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease may look and act differently in men and women, new research suggests. An emerging field known as gender-specific medicine has shown pronounced differences among the sexes in terms of heart disease and other…

Too Much or Too Little Activity Can Spur Knee Problems

High-impact exercise linked to cartilage deterioration, osteoarthritis, researchers say MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) — For middle-aged adults trying to protect their knee health, it may be best to avoid extreme ends of the exercise spectrum, such as too much high-impact exercise or too little physical activity, researchers have found. While playing tennis and running…