Joel Merritt , NASM Elite Trainer

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance athletes or those who are very physically active should drink plenty of water -- but only when they feel thirsty, new expert recommendations say.

    Athletes should listen to their body and drink water as needed to prevent a potentially de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

    In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a proc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extracurricular sports may help children develop the discipline they need to succeed in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Kids' attention span and level of self-control are linked to their participation in organized, after-school sports, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The global obesity epidemic is linked to an oversupply of food available for human consumption, a new study suggests.

    There are enough extra calories available to explain the weight gain reported in many countries around the world, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

    In updated recommendations releas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child Neurology:

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

    Without solid concussion training, coaches may mishandle a student's head injury...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

    Reviewing data from more than 16,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around your toddler may be just as harmful to your child as smoking during pregnancy, new research suggests.

    By age 10, children exposed to secondhand smoke as toddlers tended to have wider waists and a higher body mass index (a calcula...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

    National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

    National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds.

    About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese. Another 40 percent of men and 30 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than one-third of Americans are currently at a healthy weight, with the rest of the population either overweight or obese, a new report finds.

    About 35 percent of men and 37 percent of women are obese. Another 40 percent of men and 30 percen...Full Article