Exercise

Does A Fitbit Actually Make You Fit?

Does A Fitbit Actually Make You Fit?

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If you really want to give your fitness and weight loss efforts a boost, track calories — and get enough exercise.

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Breast Cancer Survivor Mortality Decreases with Exercise

Those who exercised were about 40% less likely to die from the disease, review suggests.

Yoga Associated with Lower Back Pain and Improved Function

Yoga Associated with Lower Back Pain and Improved Function

A review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels and function after 3 to 6 months.

Exercise Counseling Proves Cost-Effective for Older Men

Exercise Counseling Proves Cost-Effective for Older Men

The total direct cost of the intervention was $459 per participant; mainly for counselor effort.

Initial Step in Total Fitness Plan: Reduce Sitting Time

Initial Step in Total Fitness Plan: Reduce Sitting Time

This study supports physicians in advising male patients to reduce sitting time to help avoid obesity.

Reduced Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

Reduced Physical Activity Common After Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers say physical activity can improve odds of recovery and survival in cancer patients.

Steps Per Day Increases with Step Count Prescription Strategy

Steps Per Day Increases with Step Count Prescription Strategy

A net increase of 20% in steps/day was seen with a physician-delivered step count prescription strategy.

Shorter Telomeres in Women Linked with Sedentary Behaviors

Shorter Telomeres in Women Linked with Sedentary Behaviors

Cells of elderly women who sit most of the day look much older than their actual age.

Inflammation Reduced with Brief Episodes of Moderate Exercise

Inflammation Reduced with Brief Episodes of Moderate Exercise

About 20 minutes on a treadmill can drop immune cell levels tied to inflammation.

Moderate Activity Linked with Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Moderate Activity Linked with Longer Survival in Advanced CRC

Patients only appeared to derive benefits from moderate -- not vigorous -- activity.

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Depression Risk Associated with Physical Activity Level in Childhood

Higher moderate-to-vigorous physical activity predicts fewer symptoms of major depression in children.

Decreased Mortality Seen for 'Weekend Warriors'

Decreased Mortality Seen for 'Weekend Warriors'

Those who exercise one or two days a week may see similar health benefits to those who work out regularly.

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Behavioral Issues in School

The use of 'cybercycles' reduces classroom disruptions for children with autism, ADHD and other behavioral disorders.

Running Beneficial in Reducing Inflammation in Knee Joints

Running Beneficial in Reducing Inflammation in Knee Joints

Researchers suggest that running might actually slow the development of osteoarthritis.

Addition of Exercise Improves Asthma Control in Obese Patients

Addition of Exercise Improves Asthma Control in Obese Patients

Adding exercise to a weight-loss program improves lung function and inflammatory biomarkers.

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

This study found that the virtual reality game got adults moving -- but only for a while.

Specific Sport Participation Associated with Significant Health Benefits

Specific Sport Participation Associated with Significant Health Benefits

Participating in racquet sports, swimming and aerobics were tied to lower risks of early death.

Exercise During and After Treatment is Beneficial in Cancer Patients

Exercise During and After Treatment is Beneficial in Cancer Patients

Studies show better physical function and quality of life for those who did strength training and aerobic activity during and after treatment.

Limited Benefits of Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity on Resting Pulse Rate

Limited Benefits of Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity on Resting Pulse Rate

Long-term moderate-intensity physical activity was statistically significant, but had a clinically small average effect on resting pulse rate.

High-Intensity Resistance Training Associated with Improvements in Cognitive Impairment

High-Intensity Resistance Training Associated with Improvements in Cognitive Impairment

This study shows significant improvements in cognitive function, muscle strength and aerobic capacity with resistance training.

International Olympic Committee Suggests Strenuous Exercise Safe During Pregnancy

International Olympic Committee Suggests Strenuous Exercise Safe During Pregnancy

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) finds little evidence that strenuous exercise prolongs labor or increases premature birth risk.

Resistance Interval Training Improves Endothelial Function, Especially in Diabetics

Resistance Interval Training Improves Endothelial Function, Especially in Diabetics

Resistance interval training (R-INT) shown to improve flow-mediated dilation throughout 2-hour post-exercise period in type 2 diabetics.

New Study Aims to Help Medical Students Improve Fitness, Reduce Stress and Increase Test Scores

New Study Aims to Help Medical Students Improve Fitness, Reduce Stress and Increase Test Scores

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This new study from NYITCOM will monitor the wellness of their medical students via fitness trackers and monthly seminars.

Lack of Fitness a Major Risk Factor in Overall Early Mortality, Study Finds

Lack of Fitness a Major Risk Factor in Overall Early Mortality, Study Finds

This study shows that low fitness levels have a greater effect than even high cholesterol and blood pressure on overall early mortality.

Just 1 Hour of Exercise May Reverse Mortality Risk of Sitting 8 Hours a Day

Just 1 Hour of Exercise May Reverse Mortality Risk of Sitting 8 Hours a Day

This study suggests that by exercising for just 1 hour a day, the mortality rate associated with sitting daily for 8 hours can be reversed.

Yoga Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Yoga Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Paula Meltzer was only 38 when out of nowhere everything she looked at was blurry. For the single mother, who had a lucrative career as a gemologist and spent hours examining valuable pieces of jewelry, it seemed as if—in a split second—her life changed.

Exercise Shields Children from Stress

Exercise Shields Children from Stress

Chevy Chase, MD -- Exercise may play a key role in helping children cope with stressful situations, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism (JCEM). When they are exposed to everyday stressors, the study found sedentary children had surges of cortisol - a hormone linked to stress. The most active children had little or no increase in their cortisol levels in similar situations.

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga: it's the word that is everywhere, the practice that is surging in popularity every year. It seems that everybody is doing it, partly because everybody is doing it. In 2001, 4 million Americans said they practiced some form of yoga, and in 2011, that number reached 20 million.

Superheroes? Think Again...Men's Health

Superheroes? Think Again...Men's Health

Studies and surveys indicate that more than half of the men in the United States have not seen a doctor in over a year. Men just don't go to the doctor as often as they should. Why is getting a man to see a doctor such a problem? And how, as a health care practitioner, can you get your male patients to see the light?

Diet Nation

Diet Nation

In the United States, the diet and weight loss industry is nearly a $61 billion enterprise. In some instances, its purveyors are modern-day equivalents of traveling snake oil salesmen. For a case in point, the new Hollywood diet craze—the HCG fat-burning supplement—promises that with daily sublingual applications of a couple of drops of their product, people can burn up to 2 pounds of fat per day.

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