June 21, 2017
April 12, 2017
This Week in Health: The Risk of Running Marathons
Marathon-running is a popular pastime, but new research released this week found that it's particularly stressful for one part of the body. We also learned that if you want to mix-up your workouts, you may want to consider kickboxing. Here's what else caught our attention in health news this week.
March 13, 2017
Not Exercising As Bad As Being Obese
More and more research supports what you already know: Exercise is the most powerful healthy living tool you have in your fight against old age and disease. The latest findings, from a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, show that not exercising is basically as bad as being obese.
September 26, 2016
Bariatric Surgery: The Solution To Obesity?
"Half my life has been about trying to lose weight," Henry Roberts said. He was telling me about his decision to have a surgery that would reduce the size of his stomach by seventy-five per cent. Roberts (a pseudonym) is five feet six, and when we met he weighed two hundred and seventy pounds, giving him a body-mass index of forty-four; a B.M.I.
September 22, 2016
“Hunger Hormone” May Drive Fat Storage, Not Appetite
Everyone is familiar with the complaints of a hungry stomach. For years, scientists attributed the gnawing increase in appetite before a meal to ghrelin, a hormone which is secreted in the gut and circulates in the blood, playing a role in food intake and storage.
September 14, 2016
Regular Exercise Tied to Lower Health Costs With Heart Disease
(Reuters Health) - Need another reason to exercise? A new study suggests that routine workouts are associated with significantly lower health costs for heart disease patients. Patients with heart disease who did moderate to vigorous physical activity for 30 minutes at least five times a week saved an average of more than $2,500 (about 2222 euros) in annual healthcare costs, the study found.
August 22, 2016
August 17, 2016
Moderate Exercise Benefits MS, Too Much Exercise Does Not
Not many years ago, people with multiple sclerosis were advised to stay in bed and not exert themselves. But over the last 20 years, research has shown that exercise benefits those with MS. Patients energy and balance can increase, muscle atrophy can decrease, according to Multiple Sclerosis News Today.
September 9, 2015
Even Short Bursts Of Exercise Can Reverse Heart Problems In People With Type 2 Diabetes
It goes without saying that exercise and a healthy diet are the two main protecting factors against type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. But questions about how to exercise still remain: Should the workouts be brief, moderate, or intense?
August 6, 2015
‘Let’s Move!’ Reevaluated: Why Some Obesity Awareness Campaigns May Lead To Weight Gain, Not Weight Loss
In case there was not enough evidence that we need to reevaluate the way we are handling the obesity epidemic, a new study has found that obesity awareness can lead to increased weight gain. These findings seem to contradict the fact that those who are overweight tend not to realize it, and thus must be informed of the fact in order to combat the problem.