Category Archives: Fitness

Muscle-Building Teens May Go to Extremes, Study Finds

Desire for toned physique sometimes leads to harmful behaviors, research shows By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) — Many teenagers want a toned physique, and some use unhealthy tactics to get one, new research finds. A survey of about 2,800 Minnesota teens found that nearly all boys were doing something to boost…

Health Tip: Seniors on the Move

Be sure to warm up before walking (HealthDay News) — Walking is the most popular form of exercise in the United States. The average American takes between 8,000 and 10,000 steps per day. Podiatrists tout walking as one of the best exercises for your feet because it contributes to circulation, maintains weight control and promotes…

Health Tip: Get Fit This Fall

Don’t let that bulky sweater inhibit exercise (HealthDay News) — The crisp fall weather and colorful leaves make great reasons to get outside and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these autumn fitness suggestions: Rake up the leaves in your yard. Start a game of touch football with family, neighbors and friends. Kick…

Exercise a Likely Tool for Parkinson’s Patients

Mobility improved with regular activity, study finds By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) — Patients with Parkinson’s disease can improve walking, muscle strength and fitness with moderate exercise, a new study finds. Difficulty walking is a hallmark of this central nervous system disorder, and current treatments don’t preserve mobility as the disease…

Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn’t seem to lessen the effect, new study shows By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — All those hours Americans spend in their office chairs or on their sofas may be packing on a particularly unhealthy form of fat around the heart, a new study suggests. What’s more, the fat…