Category Archives: Fitness

Health Tip: Beat Boredom

Keep exercise fresh and fun (HealthDay News) — Your desire for exercise may be waning if you’re bored with the same old routine. The American Council on Exercise suggests how to keep your workout fun and exciting: Make a quick, simple change to your routine, such as kickboxing instead of step aerobics, free weights instead…

Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise

Review of data finds too much chair time doubles odds for diabetes, heart disease and death MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) — Sitting for long periods boosts your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, even if you work out regularly, a new study contends. U.K. researchers analyzed data from 18 studies that included more…

’Believing’ Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a ‘contract’ with a supportive friend FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer survivors who believe in their ability to follow through with an exercise program are more likely to continue working out after their treatment ends, according to a new study. Researchers from Oregon State University…

Health Tip: Exercising in Cold Weather

Prevent loss of too much body heat (HealthDay News) — Most people can exercise comfortably in cold weather, assuming they bundle up. The prime concern is preventing hypothermia — the loss of too much body heat. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for exercising safely in the cold: Wear layers of clothing that…

Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Fast walking, jogging reduced disease warning signs, but daily stroll did not MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) — Fast walking and jogging every day can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 50 percent, but an hour’s walk every day does not make a difference, according to a new Danish…