Exercise/Fitness News

Keeping Weight Off Requires Personalized, Innovative Approach

December 15th, 2014
The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, fellowship, and family -- but it is also a time when many people struggle with weight control. A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) report explains that weight loss and long-term weight control ...

Obese Kids’ Brains Respond More to Sugar

December 14th, 2014
A new study has discovered that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. The study, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, does not show a causal relationship between sugar hypersensitivity and ...

Early Warning Signs of Cognitive Impairment Provide Opportunity to Act

December 12th, 2014
New research suggests indications of cognitive decline associated with aging may surface during midlife. Recognition of these warning signs may allow individuals to modify behavior and lower their risk of cognitive deficits later in life. As presented at American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual ...

Safe, Walkable Neighborhoods Enhance Mental Health in Older Latinos

December 10th, 2014
Older Latinos living in the U.S. who feel that their neighborhoods are safe and walkable exhibit fewer symptoms of depression, and the effect may be long-term, according to a new study by the University of Illinois. “Many times we look at individual-level factors ...

Obesity Can Shorten Life Up to 8 Years

December 8th, 2014
A new Canadian study finds that overweight and obese individuals may have their life expectancy shortened by up to eight years. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy. Their study is published in the journal ...

Prolonged Sitting at Work Impacts Anxiety, Depression

December 6th, 2014
Employees who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for psychological distress, according to an Australian study published in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity. Specifically, employees who reported sitting for longer than six hours per day had higher ...

Longer the Commute, the Less Satisfied with Life

December 6th, 2014
A Canadian study has found that the more time you spend commuting to work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life. "We found that the longer it takes someone to get to work, the lower their satisfaction with life in ...

Subliminal Cues Improve Athletic Performance

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that endurance athletes benefit from positive subliminal cues. Subliminal visual cues are words, pictures, or symbols which are not consciously identified. Researchers from Bangor University found exposure to positive subliminal cues helped endurance athletes exercise significantly longer compared to those ...

Public Health Policy Needs to Address Social Practices

December 1st, 2014
A new U.K. study suggests a shift in public policy is needed to address "lifestyle diseases," the major cause of death and disability. Dr. Stanley Blue, a lecturer in social sciences at the University of Manchester, claims public health practitioners should pay more ...

Sleep Apnea Tied to Poor Oxygen Intake During Exercise

November 27th, 2014
Individuals with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have limited oxygen capacity while participating in strenuous aerobic exercise, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition in which a person’s breathing ...