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Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Getting a COVID Vaccine Won`t Affect Your Ability to ExerciseTUESDAY, Feb. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Worried that a COVID-19 vaccine might hamper your workout? New research suggests you can hit the gym with minimal effects.In a study of 18 healthy people who received a COVID-19 vaccine, the participants were monitored while they did cycling workouts before and two to three weeks after being fully vaccinated.The researchers also conducted exercise tests in a control group of people who did not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.The results showed that COVID-19 vaccination does not impair the body's response to exercise, and that it's unlikely to have a negative effect on exercise performance "in the vast majority of healthy people," said senior author Richard Simpson. He is a professor in the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness at the...

Exercise Might Help Relieve 'Dry Eye'

7 February 2022
Exercise Might Help Relieve `Dry Eye`MONDAY, Feb. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Got dry, itchy eyes?Working out might help, a new study suggests. "Instead of having to use eye drops or other alternative treatments, our study aimed to determine if remaining physically active can be an effective preventative measure against dryness," said study co-author Heinz Otchere. He is a doctoral candidate in vision science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.The small study divided 52 participants into two groups — athletes and non-athletes. The athletes exercised on a treadmill at least five times a week, while non-athletes did so no more than once a week.The researchers assessed the moisture level of participants' eyes before and five minutes after each workout.While the athletes had the greatest increases in tear...

Exercise Might Boost Outcomes for People Battling...

3 February 2022
Exercise Might Boost Outcomes for People Battling Esophageal CancerTHURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Alan Holman didn't stop exercising when told he had cancer, and he's glad of it, now that U.K. researchers say moderate exercise may improve chemotherapy outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.Holman, 70, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2016, shortly after retiring from his job as a facilities manager at a shopping mall in Britain. Like many patients, he underwent chemotherapy and then surgery.But Holman also enrolled in an exercise regimen as part of a small study. "Once I started the chemotherapy, it was tiring, but doing an hour with the trainer, you come out feeling better," said Holman, adding it "got me through the chemotherapy." The study included 40 patients with cancer of the esophagus, sometimes called the gullet...

Take That Walk: Your Aging Brain Will Work Better

3 February 2022
Take That Walk: Your Aging Brain Will Work BetterTHURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about losing your mental faculties as you age? Get out there and exercise, new research suggests.Physical activity helps keep the aging brain sharp, according to the latest of many studies showing a link between exercise and brain health.This study included 90 adults, ages 50-74, who wore devices to measure their levels of physical activity and completed thinking tests at home.The participants did better on the tests on days when they were more active, and worse on days when they got less exercise, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine."It was a very linear relationship," said principal investigator Raeanne Moore, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry. "We hypothesized...

As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

2 February 2022
As Winter Olympics Nears, America`s Athletes May Be More Stressed Than EverWEDNESDAY, Feb. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- With America's best skiers, skaters and snowboarders now heading to the Winter Olympics, a team of mental health professionals will be in Beijing to help them perform under the double strain of intense competition and a pandemic.One of those professionals is Dr. David Baron, provost of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. He'll enter the Olympic Village in Beijing as the only psychiatrist providing on-the-ground mental health care for Team USA. Baron had worked as a volunteer psychiatrist during several Olympic games dating back to 1984. This time, he will be one of the first psychiatrists that Team USA has brought to the games in an official capacity.According to Baron, mental health care for Olympic athletes has...

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