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Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine 30Jan
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Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and don't want to...

Health Tip: Encourage Your Child to be Active

30 January 2018
(HealthDay News) -- If children adopt active lifestyles at a young age, they are less likely to become obese as adults, research shows. One in three children is overweight or obese, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. The group adds that children and teens spend an average of seven hours per day using TVs, computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment. The academy suggests how to encourage your child to become more active: Find an age-appropriate physical activity that your child enjoys. Plan ahead and make time for exercise. Provide your child with all necessary safety equipment. Provide active toys, such as balls and jump ropes. Be a role model and lead an active lifestyle. Play with your child as your child learns a new sport. Limit TV, computer and...
Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter...

Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter...

26 January 2018
FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds. "This suggests women should not...
FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds. "This suggests women should not just concentrate on weight," said Mia Gaudet, strategic director of breast and gynecologic cancer research for the American Cancer Society. "Instead, they should focus on doing things that can help reduce body fat levels -- like a healthy diet and regular exercise," said Gaudet, who was not involved in the study. Past research has found that overweight and obese women generally have a higher risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. But doctors have long relied on body mass index (BMI) to tell whether people are normal weight or not. The problem is, BMI does not...
Many Stroke Survivors Don't Improve Health Habits

Many Stroke Survivors Don't Improve Health Habits

24 January 2018
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While you might think most people would try to change unhealthy behaviors after a major health scare like a stroke, new research suggests most people don't. They may even...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While you might think most people would try to change unhealthy behaviors after a major health scare like a stroke, new research suggests most people don't. They may even pick up worse habits. Fewer than 1 in 100 stroke survivors met all seven heart-health goals identified by the American Heart Association. And just 1 in 5 met four of those goals. Dubbed "Life's Simple 7," the goals include not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, achieving a healthy weight and controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The proportion of stroke survivors who met none or one of those goals grew from 18 percent in 1988-1994 to 35 percent in 2011-2014, the study found. Over that period, obesity...
Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout
24 January 2018

Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Commuting by car doesn't just try your patience. An Australian study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that it can also lead to weight gain, even if you're active on the weekends. One answer is to turn at least part of your commute into a workout. As cities with municipal bike programs like New York and Cleveland have shown, biking is a quick way to get around and get great exercise. You don't have to be a world-class cyclist or even go very fast to gain benefits from this low-impact cardio activity. Of course, you want to take all the necessary safety precautions. That means making sure your bike is in good working order. Wear a helmet plus any other protective gear that's appropriate for you. Obey local...
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