Category Archives: Fitness

Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity (HealthDay News) — Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can’t control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices — factors you can control — are a big part of the equation, too. The Cleveland Clinic says controllable risk factors for high cholesterol include: Whether your diet…

Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study

Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — People who spend a lot of time sitting are at increased risk for kidney disease, according to a new study. Researchers categorized more than 5,600 people, aged 40 to 75, according to the amount of time they spent sitting each day…

’Junk Food’ May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — People who eat a so-called “Western diet,” which is high in fat, salt and sugar, are at significantly greater risk for stroke or premature death, according to a new study involving rats. Researchers from…

Exercise Improves Effects of Stroke: Study

The most significant gains involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — People who have suffered a stroke can improve their memory, thinking, language and judgment problems by nearly 50 percent through exercise, according to a new Canadian study. Researchers in Toronto said these positive effects can be recognized after just…

Health Tip: Gear Up for Safe Soccer

Stay in shape to help prevent injury (HealthDay News) — Proper technique, protection and training are essential to preventing soccer injuries. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers these safety suggestions for soccer players: Stay in good physical shape, even in the off-season, with regular exercise and strength training. Always warm up and stretch before…