As people get older, they tend to lose muscle mass and are at an increased risk for fractures and other injuries. Eating and drinking more dairy may help protect older folks from such risks.
If Your Heart Stops, Gym May Be the Best Place to Be
As the name implies, sudden cardiac arrest can happen anytime, any place and without warning. The odds of survival, though, may be greater if it strikes at a fitness facility.
Keeping Cool While Working Out
Choosing the right workout gear is important for healthy exercise. Clothing that traps heat may raise body temperature and even cause heat strokes.
Active Child Makes for an Active Heart
It’s not news that physical activity is good for the body and can prevent a number heart and health problems in adults. The same thing can now be said for kids — that exercise and physical activity could protect young ones from heart disease.
Pregnant Moms Breakin’ a Sweat
High blood sugar among pregnant women can increase the risk of birth complications. Exercising during pregnancy may be a way to reduce the risk of high blood sugar in the second and third trimester.
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.
Exercise Role Models
Childhood obesity is a common problem for many children with special needs. Both an unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise contribute to this problem. Parents may be able to change at least one of those unhealthy habits by setting a good example.
Fit Communities, Fit Families
Many families struggle to get enough exercise. Making physical activity a daily habit can improve fitness. Effective physical activity can be as simple as walking or biking around the neighborhood.
Weight Control for the Active Athlete
In a time where more people are overweight, many young athletes may come to their sport carrying some extra pounds. These athletes may want to lose weight to compete hard and improve performance. But it can be hard to keep off that weight all year round. So, how can athletes maintain a healthy weight?
Live Healthy Today, Stay Active Tomorrow
Whether it is driving yourself to the grocery store or performing routine housework, staying independent in old age can make life much easier. New research suggests that to have independence later in life, everyone should pick up healthy habits today.