Health News

240 Minutes a Week to Keep BP Normal
More is usually better when it comes to exercise and physical activity. But even a few hours every week can have an impact on your weight, mood and, as new research shows, blood pressure.
Exercise as Disease Treatment?
Going for a run, swimming laps, or riding a bike can be a healthy way to feel better and stay at a healthy weight. But can it be a treatment plan for disease as well?
Get Moving on World Heart Day
As James Brown says, “Get up offa that thing.” On September 29, World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (WHF) encourages everyone to think of heart health and get moving.
For Pre-Diabetes, Being Fit Beats Being Thin
When it comes to improving health in people with pre-diabetes, fitness may matter more than fatness. In fact, a heavy person who is fit may have just as good a chance of survival as a normal weight person who is fit.
Celebrate Women's Health Day by Getting Fit
September 25 is National Women's Health and Fitness Day. There's no better time to start eating right, exercising and taking charge of your health.
Two is Better than One for Knee OA Pain
Diet and exercise are two things that heavier adults are told to consider when seeking relief from pain in the knees. With osteoarthritis, exercise by itself might not be enough to reduce the stress placed on those joints.
Exercise for Depression: The Jury Is Still Out
It's not news that exercise can boost mood. But as far as helping with actual depression, exercise might not work as well as other methods to ease symptoms.
A Leg Up on Learning: Exercise, Study or Both?
Kids might rather be running around outside instead of preparing for that next test, but both play and study can help the brain. That is, physical fitness and quizzing could help the child learn better in the long run.
More Rehab Now to Heal Better Later
For patients with mobility problems, being consistent with rehab is an important part of   the recovery process. It might be helpful for many of these patients to meet more often with their specialist or therapist.
Exercise Is the Goal
For a lot of people, breaking down exercise into smaller parts or short-term goals can make it more manageable to accomplish. Exercise goals may help people, including older individuals, get active.