Women who were physically active as teens and young adults were 23 percent less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer than women who grew up sedentary.
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Exercise and Fitness
For the first time researchers are beginning to understand exactly how various forms of exercise impact the heart. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators, in collaboration with the Harvard University Health Services, have found that 90 days of vigorous athletic training produces significant changes in cardiac structure and function and that the type of change varies with the type of exercise performed. Their study appears in the April Journal of Applied Physiology.
Should the physical education in schools be geared more toward competition or personal performance leading to exercise more, be fit and have a healthy life? This report says the future health of Americans may depend exercising more.
As the weather grows warmer, baseball and softball leagues swing into action, soccer and tennis matches start up and cyclists and runners hit the road. The health benefits are substantial for those who regularly participate in sports and physical activity. But unfortunately, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10,000 emergency room visits per day are the result of participation in sports, recreation or exercise. That's 3.65 million ER trips per year. How can those injuries be reduced?
Regular physical exercise may help protect against mild cognitive impairment, a disorder of the brain that affects nerve cells involved in thinking abilities.
As summer quickly approaches, many of us are scrambling to find a workout regimen that will get us the fastest results so we can look good by Memorial Day. The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) polled their member database -- nearly 100,000 personal trainers and health professionals strong -- their survey recommended trying the following exercises for each body part to get your best summer beach body:
1. Chest: incline and decline dumbbell presses
2. Back: seated lat rows
3. Lower Back: reverse hypers
Gyrotronics, Pilates and Yoga, while similar, are exercise and fitness systems that focus on using the human body properly, and efficiently getting rid of bad habits (which everyone develops over time).
Older women loose more muscle mass than men and they need regular exercising and protein eating to preserve muscle.
ThermaFreeze Products Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TFZP) announced today the inclusion of the Company's compress pads at WisdomKing.com, the largest physical therapy store online.
Modest amount of brisk walking weekly is enough to trim waistlines and cut the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), an increasingly frequent condition linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
Elderly adults at risk for physical disabilities are able to adhere to a regular program of moderate exercise for one year.
Illinois legislation requires outdoor football stadiums, soccer fields, baseball fields and other outdoor facilities to have an automated external defibrillator on hand to help save lives in the event of a medical emergency.
Performed on a Krankcycle, an upper-body, stationary hand cycle that utilizes an adjustable, variable-resistance mechanism connected to a floating flywheel, Kranking is a new training system that focuses on upper-body cardiovascular training.
Physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of patients who have had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis in the short term.
With fantasy football almost as popular as the real-life games, enthusiasts can now look to a physical therapist, an expert in musculoskeletal conditions, for a better understanding of the injuries plaguing their fantasy teams.
The contestants of NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser are showing off this season's latest fitness fashion accessory, the bodybugg armband, which measures the number of calories that they burn, aiding in their weight loss efforts.
Illinois Department of Public Health held its 13th annual Fitness Day to encourage employees who spend most of their day in the workplace, to be more physically active.
The Rhode Island Department of Health will host the first annual Rhode Island Sports & Fitness Expo for People with Disabilities, Their Families and Friends.
This is Physical Fitness Month, and I am with members of the President's Physical Fitness Council.
Their job is to encourage all Americans, young and old, to exercise.
During the summer of 2007, Lithia maintains a robust schedule of community activities.
While health club membership has grown by 63 percent since then, the number of Americans who exercise regularly represent just a fraction of the total population.
Minnetonka has been designated a "Governor's Fit City" promoting physical activity, exercise and fitness in Minnesota.
'Get Fit With Walgreens' Program Encourages Students to Get Healthy, and Stay Healthy Students from Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago learned about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise with their good friend, The Striped Vegetarius, one of the characters in the award-winning "Get Fit with Walgreens" program.
Now in its third year, the program is designed to help manage the obesity crisis among urban youth by encouraging students to better understand proper nutrition. (PRNewsFoto/Flowers Communications Group)
The Nebraska Health and Human Service System's Office of Women's Health encourages all women to participate in a new program called the WOMAN Challenge, dedicated to exercise and fitness.