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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Quality of Life With Those With Advanced Cancer Improved Through Walking

Feb. 17, 2017 — Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has ... read more

Getting Inside Teens' Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

Feb. 15, 2017 — A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical ... read more

Esophageal Cancer: Loss of Muscle Mass Represents a Significant Risk to Survival

Feb. 14, 2017 — Esophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than patients with no sarcopenia, ... read more

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

Feb. 13, 2017 — From the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many ... read more

Older Adults Who Exercise Regularly May Lower Chances for Severe Mobility Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — A team of researchers theorized that exercise might also help adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent ... read more

Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work Frustrations, Study Shows

Feb. 7, 2017 — A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — There are no more excuses for being out of shape. Researchers have found that short, intense bursts of stair climbing, which can be done virtually anywhere, have major benefits for heart health. The ... read more

Diet Quality Improves Fitness Among the Fittest

Feb. 6, 2017 — In two recent peer-reviewed papers exercise scientists report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional ... read more

Do Foot and Tibia Angles Affect Loading Impact Rates in Runners?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Running is one of the most popular forms of fitness. Despite numerous health advantages, running injuries are common with incidence rates ranging from 19.4 to 79.3 percent. Foot strike patterns have ... read more

Brisk Exercise Linked to Better Arterial Health Already in Childhood

Feb. 6, 2017 — High levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity are associated with lower arterial stiffness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. No similar association was found for light ... read more

Study Provides New Evidence That Exercise Is Not Key to Weight Control

Feb. 3, 2017 — Compelling new evidence has been gained that exercise may not be the key to controlling weight. Researchers who studied young adults from the United States and four other countries found that neither ... read more

Whole-Body Heat Stress Lowers Exercise Capacity, Blood Flow in Men

Feb. 1, 2017 — Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can raise both the skin and core temperature, reducing blood flow to the brain and limbs during exercise and limiting the ability to exercise for long periods, ... read more

Modest Physical Activity Associated With Improvement in Markers, Data Suggests

Jan. 26, 2017 — Insulin resistance, a predictor of cardiovascular risk and the development of diabetes, may be modulated with even modest levels of physical activity, new research ... read more

Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks

Jan. 26, 2017 — Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — An analysis of 105 female college students showed those with the highest levels of stored iron and those with higher fitness levels had better grades than less-fit women with lower iron ... read more

Safe Exercise Guidelines for Type 1 Diabetes

Jan. 24, 2017 — An international team of researchers and clinicians has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar. The guidelines on ... read more

Yoga, Exercise Fail to Improve Sleep in Midlife Women, Study Suggests

Jan. 23, 2017 — Yoga and aerobic exercise interventions did not significantly reduce objectively measured sleep disturbances among midlife women who were experiencing hot flashes, suggests new ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, ... read more

Survey: Most Women Don't Know Age Heart Screenings Should Begin

Jan. 23, 2017 — When should women start getting heart screenings? A new U.S. national survey shows most women wait way too ... read more

Researcher Examines Effect of Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new study has focused on the effects of exercise and physical activity on postmenopausal breast cancer survivors taking AIs -- hormone-therapy drugs that stop the production of estrogen. The work ... read more

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