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Don't 'Bypass' Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery
Having weight loss surgery can improve obese patients' health, but it isn't a fix-all for health problems tied to being obese. Exercise may improve these patients' overall health even more and lower their risk for diabetes.
Burning Off That Thanksgiving Meal
Feeling more stuffed than the turkey you ate entirely too much of on Thanksgiving? You're not alone, and you're not without ways to burn off some of those calories.
Running for Better Walking
Sometimes you've got to run before you can walk. A new study found that running for exercise may help older people keep some pep in their step.
Exercise Alone Didn't Help Diabetics
For many diabetes patients, exercise can be a life-changing activity for managing their blood sugar. Some diabetes patients, however, may be unable to benefit from an exercise regimen. But most people will see positive changes.
CDC Reports Depression and Obesity May Be Linked
Obesity and depression are both tied to health risks like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And now a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report suggests that being obese may increase patients' risk of depression, and vice versa.
Physical Activity May Combat Depression
People who exercise may have fewer symptoms of depression, new research suggests. But depressed patients may find it difficult to motivate themselves to work out.
Many Athletes Had Poor Dental Health
Athletes often deal with fatigue, sore joints or pulled muscles from playing sports. But new research found that many athletes also face dental health problems.
Exercise Early May Not Prevent Depression in Adolescents Later
Exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on symptoms of depression. But these mental health benefits may not be the same in young people as in others.
Bone Fragility Fractures Could Increasingly Affect Men
Weakened bones from osteoporosis can lead to hip and other fractures. Although it’s commonly thought of as a problem only aging women face, new research suggests that, because osteoporosis is underdiagnosed in men, they face a higher risk of death following a hip fracture.
Healthy Habits May Be Strike Against Stroke
Every year, more women than men have strokes, according to the National Stroke Association. Healthy lifestyle choices like eating right and exercise, however, may keep stroke at bay.