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WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Participants in one of the world's most grueling cross-country ski races are at increased risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), according to a new study.
Researchers looked at nearly 53,000 people who completed the 90-kilometer (56...Full Article
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing a pedometer that tracks daily physical activity can motivate you to sit less, move more and perhaps shed unwanted pounds, a new study suggests.
Researchers from Indiana University found this type of intervention was particularly helpful for wor...Full Article
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- You're jogging at a steady pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they couldn't carry you any faster.
And then you hear the groan of a zombie over your right shoulde...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- It's a three-peat. For the third year in a row, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the fittest in America, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual rankings released Wednesday.
"Minneapolis may be under snow for three months, ...Full Article
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are physically fit in middle age have a lower risk of developing and dying from certain cancers, new research indicates.
"Fitness is a huge predictor of [cancer] risk," said Dr. Susan Lakoski, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure -- also known as hypertension.
"This study confirms many people's feelings that exercise may be useful in...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- When a health insurer told obese people they could either pay 20 percent more for coverage or start exercising, most of them decided to get active, according to a new study.
More than 6,500 obese people insured by Blue Care Network enrolled in a pedom...Full Article
MONDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping up a leisure-time physical activity regimen for a decade or more could help middle-aged adults improve their heart health, researchers report.
Over time, routine activities -- such as brisk walking, biking, or even doing housework or gardening v...Full Article
In order to achieve peak fitness your body needs to receive the best "fuel" possible. Nutrition is often one of the most difficult components to focus on for individuals of all fitness levels. Your body needs to have carbohydrates, proteins and fats in order to function efficiently. The proper ratio... Full Post
Depending on your child’s attitude to walking you might want to approach walking for fitness in different ways. Young children hopefully have not yet developed negative associations with walking so going for a hike is a tremendous adventure. During our recent camping trip we took a short hike through... Full Post