Category Archives: Weight Loss

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…

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…

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Gastric band surgery, and other types of weight-loss operations, can significantly reduce obese people’s risk for heart disease and stroke, and also improve the health of the heart itself, researchers report. These effects are seen in a…

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts

Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) — Incorrect weight shifting is the most common cause of falls in elderly people, according to researchers who analyzed videos of actual falls among seniors. The videos of 227 falls suffered by 130…

Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — Formal physical exercise programs for children have only a small impact on overall activity and thus on weight loss, British researchers report. Their study raises questions about the best ways to help children…