Exercise/Fitness News

Overactive Immune System May Be Linked to Mental Illness Risk

August 15th, 2014
The immune system may play a vital role in the development of mental illness, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study shows that children with regularly high levels of a protein released in the blood during an infection ...

Wanted: Just the Right Amount of Exercise

August 14th, 2014
More than half of all American fail to obtain the minimum recommended amount of physical activity (>150 minutes/week of moderate exercise), a factor that increases risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Emerging research, however, warns that individuals can overdo exercise increasing the ...

Balancing Proportion of Food ‘Vices’ May Be Key to Right Diet

August 13th, 2014
New research finds that it may be OK to eat unhealthy food even when trying to lose or maintain weight. The key is keeping the "bad" food at the right level. Vanderbilt University researchers call the strategy a balance of “vice-virtue bundles” combining ...

Natural Light in Workplace Boosts Quality of Life

August 9th, 2014
Employees with more exposure to natural light at the office sleep longer, have higher quality sleep, are more physically active, and have a better quality of life, according to new research. The study highlights the importance of natural light to employee health, according ...

Accurate Self-Perception Vital for Healthy Weight in Teens

August 9th, 2014
Kids who recognize they are overweight are more likely to attempt weight loss, according to a new study by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. But many are likely to underestimate their weight problem, say the researchers. The findings, published in the journal ...

Fitness Helps Middle-School Girls Avoid Depression

August 8th, 2014
A new study suggests that physically fit sixth-graders -- especially girls -- are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade. The research was presented at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention. Investigators discovered that sixth-grade girls who performed better on ...

Motivation to Exercise for Fun Declines with Age

August 7th, 2014
New research finds that baby boomers are driven to exercise -- but that doesn't mean they like it. It turns out boomers view exercise as a "need" rather than a fun activity. In a study recently published in the International Journal of Wellbeing, James Gavin, Ph.D., ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

Even Short Runs Can Help You Live Longer

July 30th, 2014
A new study finds that running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease when compared to someone who does not run. While it is well known that exercise ...

Healthy Lifestyle Retards Cells Aging

July 30th, 2014
New research presents evidence that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, a healthy lifestyle may counteract many of these effects. In the new study, University of California, San Francisco researchers discovered maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, ...