Category Archives: Health News

Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) — When looking for ways to get a heavy child moving, soccer could prove a winner. California researchers found that a soccer program increased the physical activity levels of overweight and obese children. Researchers examined the impact that a community-based, after-school soccer…

Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet. Eating a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with red wine, helped those at high risk for cardiovascular problems…

Health Tip: Work Out at the Right Speed for You

How to tell if you’re overdoing it (HealthDay News) — When you’re starting an exercise program, it’s important to work out at the right intensity to make sure you’re challenging yourself without pushing your body too hard. The American Heart Association lists these tips to help you judge whether you are exercising at an appropriate…

Health Tip: Serve Up a Healthy After-School Snack

Try these no-cook options (HealthDay News) — You want your kids to eat something healthy after school, but there’s no time to cook something nutritious. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these no-cook healthy snacks: Make a frozen treat by dipping a peeled banana in yogurt, rolling it in crushed cereal and then freezing.…

Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular SATURDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — Race and possibly genetics play a role in childhood allergies, according to a new study. Researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit skin-tested more than 500 children, all of whom were 2 years old,…