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Do NFL Players Face a Higher Risk of Early Death? 1Feb
2018

Do NFL Players Face a Higher Risk of Early Death?

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots playing in Sunday's Super Bowl may have already taken a hidden hit before setting foot on the field, a new study...
Take a Stand on Getting Slimmer, Healthier

Take a Stand on Getting Slimmer, Healthier

1 February 2018
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...
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 want to remain upright a few more hours each day. In fact, standing for six hours each day -- at a 'standing desk' at the office, for example -- could help you shed more than five pounds in one year, the new study found. Even though the notion of standing instead of sitting for a few more hours per day might seem daunting, "for the person who sits for 12 hours a day, cutting sitting time to half would give great benefits," said study author Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez. He's chair of preventive cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Standing not only burns more...
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
31 January 2018

MS Patients May Gain From Balance-Focused Workouts

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...
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