Category Archives: Fitness

Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

First, get a doctor’s ok (HealthDay News) — Becoming active and exercising daily benefits almost anyone — even those with a chronic health condition. But you should always get your doctor’s approval. The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions for diabetics who want to start an exercise program: Choose favorite activities, making sure they’re easy…

Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

Getting fit helped overweight, inactive adults sharpen their thinking skills, too MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Regular high-intensity exercise is not only good for your body, it’s also good for your brain, researchers report. Their new study included overweight and inactive adults, average age 49, who underwent tests to assess their thinking, decision-making and…

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Can Fight Weight Gain: Study

Sprint-interval training burns up to 200 extra calories daily, researchers say By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 25(HealthDay News) — Is lack of time your excuse for not exercising? New research finds that just a few minutes of intense activity interspersed between less intense stretches of exercise will burn excess calories all day long. Men…

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Halloween

You don’t have to serve up ‘junk food’ (HealthDay News) — If you’re planning a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids, candy and other “junk food” aren’t your only options. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests these healthier alternatives: For trick-or-treaters, offer low-calorie drinks and treats. For party guests, serve veggies, fruit…

Health Tip: Exercise for People Who Have Had Breast Cancer

It helps them regain strength (HealthDay News) — Exercise is always important for good health, but it’s especially beneficial for women who have had breast cancer. The American Council on Exercise mentions these potential benefits: Exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, death from breast cancer and death from all causes, compared to…