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Want to Lose Weight? Here Are the Best Exercises to Shed Pounds

Want to Lose Weight? Here Are the Best Exercises to Shed PoundsMONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to picking the best exercise to lose weight, there is no one right answer. That's because the right answer is variety, mixing and matching types of exercise to keep the body guessing and improving. "The body adapts to the demands we put on it," said Dr. Russell Camhi, who works in primary care sports medicine for Northwell Health's Orthopaedic Institute in East Meadow, N.Y. "If we do the same exercise regimen over and over, results are bound to plateau," he explained. "Now this doesn’t mean you have to change exercises every day or every week, but a little variety will help the body change and grow."The key to weight loss is a blend of exercise and nutrition, with the latter responsible for about 80% of the heavy lifting,...

Some Athletes May Need an Extra Month for Concussion...

19 January 2023
Some Athletes May Need an Extra Month for Concussion RecoveryTHURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Some college athletes take longer to recover from a concussion, but a new study offers them some good news. They may still be able to return to play -- after one extra month of recovery, researchers report Jan. 18 in the journal Neurology."Although an athlete may experience a slow or delayed recovery, there is reason to believe recovery is achievable with additional time and injury management," said study author Dr. Thomas McAllister, from Indiana University School of Medicine. "This is an encouraging message that may help to relieve some of the discouragement that athletes can feel when trying to return to their sport. While some athletes took longer than 24 days to return to play, we found that three-quarters of them were able to return to...

Seniors, Make This Winter an Active & Healthy One

14 January 2023
Seniors, Make This Winter an Active & Healthy OneSATURDAY, Jan. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Winter may feel like a time for hibernation, but it’s important for seniors to safely keep up their hobbies and physical activity in the cold weather. “It’s important to get outside as much as possible, whether it’s temperate or even if it’s colder, as long as it’s safe to do so,” said Dr. Angela Catic, an associate professor in the Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. “If it’s cold, bundling up and getting outside is good for your spirit and good for you physically,” she said in a Baylor news release.Continue walking, biking or being in nature, Catic suggested, while being cautious of snow or icy conditions. But don’t pick up a new active sport like skiing or snowboarding, unless that was already a...

Weightlifting Your Way to Weight Loss

12 January 2023
Weightlifting Your Way to Weight LossTHURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Look at a bodybuilder who has bulked up with bulging muscles, and it might not seem that lifting weights can shed pounds. But first impressions can be deceiving.Instead, experts say, building muscle can indeed be one way to transform your body and lose weight. “Weightlifting activates your large muscle groups and, when done appropriately, can burn more calories than steady state cardio,” said Dr. Russell Camhi, who works in primary care sports medicine for Northwell Health's Orthopaedic Institute in Smithtown, N.Y.Still, weightlifting on its own is not the key to weight loss. At least 80% of weight loss is through nutrition, Camhi said. “No matter what exercise program you choose you will not lose weight if you are not monitoring your...

What Exercise 'Snack' Is Best for Your Health?

12 January 2023
What Exercise `Snack` Is Best for Your Health?THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of adults spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen, and experts have long advised them to sit less, move more.But if lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and a mood boost are the goals, what's the bare minimum of movement that will get the job done?Apparently just five minutes of walking every 30 minutes.That’s the finding of a small, new study that compared the benefits of five exercise “snacks” — small bursts of exercise spread out during the day.“We’ve found in our past research that, on average, adults in the U.S. spend over three-quarters of their day sedentary, or about 11 to 12 hours a day,” said study co-author Keith Diaz. He directs Columbia University’s Exercise Testing Laboratory at the...

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