Category Archives: Fitness

Exercise May Beat Socializing at Staving Off Brain Shrinkage

Study also found physical activity more protective than mental stimulation MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may offer seniors more protection against brain shrinkage than social or mentally stimulating activities, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked aging-related brain shrinkage to memory and thinking problems. In this study, Scottish researchers examined the…

Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer

Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — Men with metabolic syndrome — a group of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes risk — may also face a higher risk of dying from prostate cancer if diagnosed with the disease, according to a large new…

Exercise May Delay Early Aging of People With Diabetes

Fitness training improves their cardiovascular health, preliminary study finds FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise may slow the premature aging of the cardiovascular system that occurs in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A healthy adult loses about 10 percent of fitness with each decade of life after age 40…

Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise

They’ll have more energy for fun activities (HealthDay News) — Having the will to exercise can be challenging when you’re the only family member who would rather be active than watching TV. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to spare children from a “couch potato” lifestyle: Exercise lowers the risks of type 2…

Diet/Exercise Combo Best, ‘Biggest Loser’ Study Says

20 minutes of exercise, 20 percent calorie cut would maintain weight loss, computer model predicts FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — A combination of exercise and healthy eating is better than dieting alone in reducing body fat and preserving muscle in adults, according to researchers who analyzed data from 11 participants on the reality TV…