Exercise/Fitness News

‘Healthy’ Obese Experience Health Declines

January 6th, 2015
Despite recent findings that some obese adults appear to maintain health, new research finds that for most, the idea of "healthy" obesity is a misleading concept. In a new study, researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London ...

Exercise Linked to Parkinson’s Prevention

January 6th, 2015
Research evidence continues to mount that physical exercise may help lower a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease. In a new study that followed 43,368 men and women in Sweden for about 13 years, moderate daily exercise was found to be associated with ...

Fast Food Serving Portions Remain Consistent

January 5th, 2015
Public health experts often comment that an important key to weight loss or even weight management is food portion control. Although it is generally accepted that serving portions are expanding in fast food restaurants, two new reports show little change in fast food ...

More Friends on Facebook Tends to Mean Less Money for Charity

January 3rd, 2015
People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with lots of friends, according to a new study. For her study, Dr. Kimberley Scharf, an economist at the University of Warwick, analyzed data from JustGiving.com and found a negative correlation ...

New Laws Boost Concussion Treatment

January 2nd, 2015
New laws have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for student athletes, according to a new study in the American Medical Association journal JAMA Pediatrics. Over the past decade, concerns about concussion injuries and media coverage of them have ...

Exercise Improves Quality of Life for Parkinson’s Patients

January 1st, 2015
Exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their quality of life, their ability to move around, and their balance, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, according to a new study. For the study, 231 people with Parkinson's disease ...

Yoga May Benefit Heart as Much as Aerobics

December 31st, 2014
New research reveals that the ancient mind-body practice of yoga may provide the same benefits for your heart as traditional types of aerobic exercise, such as biking or brisk walking. The similarity of yoga and exercise's effect on cardiovascular risk factors, according to the ...

Health Coach Helps Those with Severe Mental Illness Lose Weight, Stay Fit

December 30th, 2014
A unique health program, called In SHAPE, developed specifically for people with serious mental illness was found to be far more successful in helping its participants achieve weight loss and fitness compared to a typical gym membership. The key component of the program ...

Teens Successful at Losing Weight Do It For Their Own Sakes

December 28th, 2014
A new study reveals that teens who are successful at losing weight do it more for their own sakes rather than to impress their peers or please their parents. "Most parents have the view that their teen is largely influenced by other people's ...

Fear of Terrorism Can Up Heart Rate, Risk of Death

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people’s resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying. The study of more than 17,000 Israelis is the first statistics-based study, and the largest of its kind, ...