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Take a Stand on Getting Slimmer, Healthier 1Feb
2018

Take a Stand on Getting Slimmer, Healthier

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may not want to sit down for this. New research finds the mere act of standing burns more calories over time compared to sitting, and anyone bent on weight loss may...
Fit Kids Have Healthier Lungs as Adults: Study

Fit Kids Have Healthier Lungs as Adults: Study

1 February 2018
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another reason to get your child off the couch: Fit children have healthier lungs later, new research suggests. "This study shows that children who are physically fit...
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another reason to get your child off the couch: Fit children have healthier lungs later, new research suggests. "This study shows that children who are physically fit go on to have better lung function as young adults," said lead researcher Bob Hancox. "We think that this could reduce the risk of them developing chronic lung diseases as they get older," said Hancox, a respiratory specialist at the University of Otago, in New Zealand. Chronic lung conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are a leading cause of ill health around the world, the research team noted. This study included more than 1,000 participants in New Zealand and more than 1,300 in Denmark. The New Zealanders had their fitness levels and lung...
Set New Milestones for Exercise Motivation

Set New Milestones for Exercise Motivation

1 February 2018
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A goal like having a flat stomach may give you the initial impetus to start exercising, but may not be enough to keep you on track. For that you need "intrinsic motivation"...
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A goal like having a flat stomach may give you the initial impetus to start exercising, but may not be enough to keep you on track. For that you need "intrinsic motivation" -- being motivated from within by enjoying fitness and valuing it. Below are key steps to building that drive to exercise. 1. Enjoy what you're doing -- find fitness activities you like. The fact is many people don't have the internal motivation to work out, and say they'd rather do something else. The trick is finding a "something else" that just happens to have fitness benefits. 2. Become a master to feel comfortable and competent, and gain a sense of accomplishment. A big motivation killer is not feeling adept at exercise. Since mastery is motivating, get...
MS Patients May Gain From Balance-Focused Workouts

MS Patients May Gain From Balance-Focused Workouts

31 January 2018
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Problems with balance are a common hallmark of multiple sclerosis, but new research suggests a specially designed exercise program can help put patients on firmer...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Problems with balance are a common hallmark of multiple sclerosis, but new research suggests a specially designed exercise program can help put patients on firmer ground. People with MS who enrolled in the 14-week program showed "greater improvements in balance, dizziness and fatigue," compared to MS patients who hadn't done the exercises. That's according to a team led by physiotherapist Jeffrey Hebert, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora. As the researchers explained, problems with balance, vision and tiredness are common for people with MS. These issues can reduce mobility and raise the odds for injury-linked falls, the investigators noted in the Jan. 31 online issue of Neurology. However, most programs aimed at...
Surfers Swallow Lots of Seawater. So Is It Harmful?
30 January 2018

Surfers Swallow Lots of Seawater. So Is It Harmful?

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Surfers aren't just catching waves. They're also three times more likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their digestive tracts than land lubbers, a new British study shows. "Antimicrobial resistance has been globally recognized as one of the greatest health challenges of our time, and there is now an increasing focus on how resistance can be spread through our natural environments," said study leader Anne Leonard, from the University of Exeter Medical School. "We urgently need to know more about how humans are exposed to these bacteria and how they colonize our guts," she said in a university news release. The study authors said surfers swallow 10 times more seawater than swimmers. They wanted to find out if that made the wave...
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