Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

Regular exercise linked to increases in peak bone mass, study says SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) — Physically active children may be at lower risk for fractures when they grow older, according to a new study from Sweden. The findings add to evidence that regular daily exercise can improve children’s health now and in the…

Complications More Common Than Thought for Type of Hip Surgery

Study looked at minimally invasive procedure to repair damage to inside of the joint SATURDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) — The complication rate for hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair damage to the inside of the joint, is higher than previously thought, a new study finds. The researchers said previous reports on…

Health Tip: Stretch Before and After Exercise

But do it gently (HealthDay News) — Proper stretching can help reduce the risk of injury and improve your workouts. The Women’s Heart Foundation offers these suggestions for proper stretching: Gently and slowly stretch for at least five to seven minutes before aerobic exercise. Make sure your stretching motions are relaxed and slow. Never bounce…

Health Tip: Savor a Healthier Sandwich

Include more nutritious foods and less fat (HealthDay News) — Making a delicious, healthy sandwich is a great way to bring more nutrients into your meals without sacrificing taste. The University of Rochester Medical Center suggests how to create a healthier sandwich: Make a grilled cheese with tomato sandwich, or make a Philly steak sandwich…

Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — If your young children are picky eaters, they may be able to blame it on their genes, according to a new study. The findings add to growing evidence that genes play an important role in children’s…