Fitness

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fitness Tracking Devices Fail to Improve Overall Health

Fitness Tracking Devices Fail to Improve Overall Health

This study found that there were no signs of step increases in short-term or any health effects in the intermediate-term.

Hatha Yoga Shows Potential in Reducing Anxiety

Hatha Yoga Shows Potential in Reducing Anxiety

A new study shows that Hatha yoga may be beneficial in reducing anxiety.

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.

Yoga Can Lower Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Yoga Can Lower Fatigue, Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.

A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Prevent Disease in Children

A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Prevent Disease in Children

Studies by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis prove that when kids increase their level of physical activity, they experience positive health benefits quickly. Benefits include less body fat, increased muscular strength and reduced risk factors for major diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic and lifestyle-related disorders.

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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