Category Archives: Fitness

Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality

Shedding pounds through diet alone or diet and exercise aided shuteye, researchers say TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight can help people who are overweight get a better night’s sleep, according to a new study. And sleep quality seems to improve whether the weight loss is achieved through dieting alone or by combining…

Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review

Researchers found aerobic, water exercise reduced pain, boosted function in patients By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Adults with painful osteoarthritis of the knee should turn to exercise — aerobic, aquatic or strength training — as a good nonsurgical way to ease their pain and improve their functioning, a new review…

Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study

Poor diets and obesity are still common, however TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic Americans meet more heart-healthy goals than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 16,000 Hispanic-American adults of Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Central and South American origins…

Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol

Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — People who took a probiotic supplement containing a beneficial bacteria saw their cholesterol levels improve, and a freeze-dried concoction made from a genetically engineered tomato had a similar effect on mice, two new studies show. The…

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Here are less costly options (HealthDay News) — Exercise doesn’t have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym. The U.S. Weight-Control Information Network offers these inexpensive exercise suggestions: Take a walk or run around a local park, or the track at a nearby school. Go for a brisk walk around the nearest…