Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Women who struggle with chronic obesity end up engaging in less and less routine physical activity, new research shows, confirming what may seem obvious to some. The investigating team acknowledged that their…

Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

It’s a great youth sport, but beware the possible injuries, doctor advises FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Baseball is one of the safest sports for children, but even so there are potential risks that can result in serious injury, an expert warns. “All kids should be involved in physical activity, and baseball is a…

Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don’t Walk: Study

Both helped shed pounds, but vigorous exercise produced better long-term results By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Need to lose weight? Running will help more than walking, according to new research. And to keep off those lost pounds, continue running, suggests Paul Williams, a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…

College Sports Could Raise Players’ Risk for Depression, Study Finds

Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Current college athletes are twice as likely to be depressed as former athletes, researchers have found. The findings suggest the need for further research to learn more about depression among college…

Health Tip: Don’t Ignore Pain During Exercise

Listen to your body (HealthDay News) — It’s important to challenge yourself during exercise. But you should never ignore pain — a sign that you’re potentially stressing or damaging your joints. The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice for people who exercise to strengthen the back: Don’t jump rope, which can cause too much stress on…