Health News

A Link Between Migraines and Your Waistline?
The link between being overweight or obese and other health issues is clearly established for conditions like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. But a person's weight may be related to migraines as well.
Staying Fit to Fend off Illness
The risk for various health problems increases with age. But there are steps people can take to help minimize these risks, and exercise seems to be one of those steps.
Working Out Now to Help the Brain Later
The benefits to exercising can be immediate. More energy and better sleep are two. While fitness has immediate effects on the body now, fitness as a young adult can also impact the body down the line, particularly where the brain is concerned.
The Ache on the Joints of Bigger Women
Excessive pounds can put added pressure on the joints of obese individuals. Man or woman, that added pressure may contribute to arthritis. But new research suggests that obesity may have a bigger impact on arthritis in women than in men.
Step Up Your Exercise for Your Bones
There are many benefits to being physically active. For older women, one of those benefits may run as deep as the bones.
Exercise for the Mind
Mild cognitive impairment causes problems with memory, language and thinking. It can also put people at a greater risk for developing Alzheimer's.  For patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), exercising may offer some protection for the mind. 
Knees Buckling Under Pressure
Your body weight and your job may be putting considerable pressure on your knees. This pressure could lead to a medical condition called knee osteoarthritis.
Yoga for Your Back: Once or Twice a Week?
Yoga can be therapeutic for the body in a number of ways. And for people with back pain, a little bit of yoga can go a long way.
The Stress of Extra Weight on the Knee
Extra pounds from fat can stress the body in a number of ways. For older adults, excess weight can rub the knees the wrong way.
Healthy Protection Against Alzheimer’s
There are many reasons to eat a healthy diet low in saturated fat and simple carbs. For individuals with a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a healthy diet may also help protect their brains.