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Want to Avoid Winter Weight Gain? Exercise 22Jan
2018

Want to Avoid Winter Weight Gain? Exercise

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Don't let cold weather keep you from being active -- that's a surefire route to winter weight gain. Exercise keeps you healthy, trim and happy, and it's a great antidote to...
How to Stay Safe on the Mountain

How to Stay Safe on the Mountain

20 January 2018
SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The growing popularity of snowboarding and skiing has meant more injuries on the slopes, a new review shows. In 2015, more than 140,000 people were treated in U.S....
SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The growing popularity of snowboarding and skiing has meant more injuries on the slopes, a new review shows. In 2015, more than 140,000 people were treated in U.S. hospitals, doctors' offices and emergency rooms for skiing and snowboarding-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Snowboarders are three times more likely than skiers to be injured. In 1989, snowboarding injuries accounted for 4 percent of all snow sport-related injuries, before rising to 56 percent by 1999, according to the review. The review was published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. "Skiing and snowboarding are associated with a large number of injuries, with specific patterns and anatomic...
'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

'Hot' Yoga Is No Better for Your Heart: Study

19 January 2018
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's called "hot" yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a...
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's called "hot" yoga because it's practiced in sweltering temperatures, and some research has hinted that it might improve heart health more than traditional yoga. But a new study suggests that adding heat to your Half Moon pose doesn't boost its cardiac benefits. "We were surprised by the result that a non-heated practice seemed to have the same benefit on vascular health as the heated practice," admitted study author Stacy Hunter. She is an assistant professor of exercise and sports science in the department of health and human performance at Texas State University in San Marcos. "Previous research has documented reductions in cardiovascular disease risk with sauna therapy alone," Hunter explained. "So we thought that the heated...
Former NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football

Former NFL Pros Push for End to Kids' Tackle Football

19 January 2018
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins -- is urging...
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A group of former National Football League greats -- including Hall of Famers Harry Carson of the New York Giants and Nick Buoniconti of the Miami Dolphins -- is urging parents not to let their children play tackle football until they're at least 14 years old. The group is instead endorsing a program called "Flag Football Under 14," launched by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The program aims to educate parents and young players about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Sometimes called CTE, it is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head, and has been detected in more than 85 percent of tackle football players studied over the past 10 years, according to the foundation. "This education program for parents is inspired...

Health Tip: Why Exercise?

19 January 2018
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life, the National Library of Medicine says. According to the agency, exercise: Helps control your weight. Reduces your risk of heart disease by strengthening the heart and improving your circulation. Helps lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Helps your body manage blood sugar and insulin, reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. May make it easier toquit smokingby reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Improves mental health and mood. Strengthens your bones and muscles. Helps improve sleep. Increases your chances of living longer.
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