Health News

Walking Away From a Stroke
Exercising is a key part of staying healthy, but you don't always have to sprint to reap the benefits. New research shows that leisurely walking may have significant health advantages.
When Men Are Dissatisfied with Their Bodies
Typically, eating disorders and concerns about one's body image are thought to be mainly prevalent among girls and young women. But men are not immune to these problems.
Weight Loss Plans for Healthier Hearts
Extra weight can put patients at risk for developing serious health problems. New guidelines by the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend that doctors help their patients find a weight loss plan that works for them.
AHA: Healthier Diet and Exercise for a Stronger Heart
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease. New guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) show specific ways to eat and exercise for a healthier heart.
Rewards of Exercise Don't Stop with Age
Even in old age, physical activity can keep the body moving like it’s young. Being free to move and having less pain are always good.
Exercising Anxiety Away
Have you ever felt a "runner's high," that relaxing, happy feeling after a bout of exercise? Research shows that it could be an effective treatment for some types of anxiety.
Staying Fit for Your Mind
Exercise can help your body become stronger, faster and more resilient. And a fitter body might mean a fitter mind as people age.
Sudden Death During Sports Still Rare
While physical activity is generally good for the body, vigorous sports activity can be risky for untrained people. The risks for women may be pretty rare, at least where the heart's concerned.
Boys Burned More Calories With Strength Training
Lifting weights may not sound like a typical activity for preteens. But perhaps it's something that more schools or communities may want to consider offering older children.
More Protein, More Exercise, Better Body Composition
With all the weight loss supplements, advice books, and fad diets out there, it's hard to know what weight loss advice is based on facts. A recent article looked at several medical studies to see what works the best.