Drinking soda after exercise could damage kidneys
A recent study concludes that drinking soda following physical exertion might cause further dehydration and could even cause kidney damage. Source: Drinking soda after exercise could damage Read more
Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It
Not only does P.E. do little to improve physical fitness, but it can also lead to truancy and other disciplinary problems. Source: Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid Read more
Resolving to Get Active? Make It Happen with a Move More Plan
This year, make a Move More Plan instead of a New Year’s resolution. Chances are you have room for activity, because fewer than one in four Americans over 18 years old meet the Read more
Aerobic exercise with weight training helps prevent type 2 diabetes
Japanese women who engaged in aerobic exercise with weight resistance training developed type 2 diabetes less often than those who exercised less frequently, according to findings from a Read more
Exercise may improve thinking in sedentary seniors with cognitive decline
Older adults who already have some cognitive impairment, but not dementia, may find their thinking skills improve when they start doing aerobic exercise like walking or cycling a few times a week, a small experiment suggests. Source: Exercise may improve thinking in sedentary seniors with cognitive Read more
Just 6 months of walking may reverse cognitive decline, study says
Worried about your aging brain? Getting your heart pumping with something as simple as walking or cycling just three times a week seems to improve thinking skills, new research says. Add a heart-healthy diet, and you maximize the benefits, possibly shaving years off your brain’s functional age, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.... Read more Read more
Winter Activity: Boost Your Fitness Without Leaving Home
Being physically active is a key recommendation for cancer prevention and for boosting overall health. The good news is that whatever your fitness or activity level, AICR is to help you give you tips to do a little more. Source: Winter Activity: Boost Your Fitness Without Leaving Read more
The Gym Inside Your Door
The Gym Inside Your Door program was initially developed to increase daily physical activity in prediabetic and diabetic Alaska Natives in 2007, but has since gained widespread use in Read more
How to Stop Sitting So Much
Too much sitting is bad for your health. Check out this list of ideas to help you be less sedentary at home and at work. Source: How to Stop Sitting So Much | Food & Nutrition | Stone Read more
Go4Life Workout Videos
Watch 10-, 15-, 20-, and 60-minute exercise videos for older adults from Go4Life. Source: Go4Life Workout Videos | Read more
Morning physical activity more common among adults who maintain weight loss
Adults who maintain weight loss have more consistent weekly patterns of physical activity and are active earlier in the day compared with other groups, according to data presented at the Read more
Even light exercise can increase men’s lifespan
A study looked at the effects of a few minutes of light physical activity on senior men and found that modest levels of activity may improve Read more
47 Micro-Goals to Keep You Healthy (Without Knowing It)
An exploration of how little things can help you get — and stay — healthy. They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Read more
Many Women With Heart Disease Falling Short on Exercise
Too many women with heart disease aren't heeding exercise guidelines, and that could translate into even more health problems down the road, new research Read on HealthDay News
Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young
Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study HealthDay News
Harnessing Exercise Games To Help Kids (and Parents!) Lose Weight
  Obese kids may be able to drop weight with the help of an unlikely aid: video games. Special exercise video games helped overweight children drop pounds – and improve their Read more
Muscle Cramps: What Causes Them and What Stops Them
The commonly accepted theory for what causes them includes fluid imbalances; dehydration and not enough electrolytes. However, recent evidence seems to suggest there's more to Read more
Drink Enough Water? Even 1% Dehydration Could Be Slowing Your Mental Processes
Athletes have always stressed the importance of proper hydration for optimal physical performance.  Now there’s new evidence emerging that shows that a little dehydration can Read more
Diet and exercise could increase brain blood flow in type 2 diabetes
Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can help prevent poor blood circulation to the brain in people with type 2 Read more