Exercise/Fitness News

Perception of Exercise as Fun Helps to Control Diet

July 10th, 2014
For some, the caloric benefit of a good workout is often negated by increased consumption of calories afterward. That bowl of ice cream or chips and dip becomes a reward for the treadmill grind. New research suggests a remedy: the way you perceive the ...

Healthy Lifestyle Can Add 10 years to Life Expectancy

July 9th, 2014
Simply put, "A healthy lifestyle can help you stay 10 years' younger," said Swiss researcher Eva Martin-Diener, M.Sc., M.P.H. While chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are on the rise, these can be controlled by improving lifestyles. In ...

Weight Gain from Lack of Activity, Not Diet

July 8th, 2014
A new study discovers caloric intake has remained stable while physical activity has sharply declined over the last two decades. Investigators believe the loss of physical activity or increase in sedentary activity -- especially among young women -- may be responsible for the ...

Fast Walking May Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms

July 4th, 2014
Promising new research suggests that regular walking of moderate intensity may improve motor function, mood, tiredness, fitness, and some cognitive skills among people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. The research is presented online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy ...

Saving Oneself Tied To Saving For The Future

July 2nd, 2014
New research suggests poor physical and financial health are the products of similar underlying psychological factors. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that the decision to contribute to a 401(k) retirement plan predicted whether or not someone will try to improve ...

New App Helps People Get Up, Stand Up for Fitness

June 30th, 2014
A new smartphone-based intervention may produce short-term reductions in sedentary behavior that can help to improve health. Researchers from Miriam Hospital, affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, developed a smartphone-based intervention, or smartphone app, to reduce the amount of time obese ...

More Fruits and Veggies May Not Be Best Way to Lose Weight

June 26th, 2014
A new study suggests simply eating more fruits and vegetables will not aid in losing weight. University of Alabama-Birmingham researchers say that while it is a commonly recommended weight-loss tactic to increase the feeling of being full by consuming more fruits and vegetables, increased ...

Physical Fitness Tied to Kids’ Academic Performance

June 23rd, 2014
A growing body of evidence suggests physical fitness may play a key role in brain health and academic performance. In a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the independent and combined influence of components of physical fitness on academic performance. Cardiorespiratory capacity, ...

Focusing on Families To Tackle Childhood Obesity

June 16th, 2014
Childhood obesity is a widespread problem in the U.S. And while research-proven behavioral treatments for obesity exist, they rely on regular one-on-one meetings with a trained health coach, making them beyond the reach of many families. Now, researchers from Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative have found it ...

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Make a Difference for Students?

June 15th, 2014
Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Make a Difference for Students?A new study shows that 12 minutes of exercise can improve attention and reading comprehension in low-income adolescents. Researchers at Dartmouth College say these findings suggest that ...