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Running Instead Of Walking May Increase Breast Cancer Survival
2014-01-29 12:48:48

Jon Weiner - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Previous studies have shown that breast cancer survivors who meet the current exercise recommendations (2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week) are at 25% lower risk for dying from breast cancer. New research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and reported in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that exceeding the recommendations may provide greater...

Cancer Death Risk Reduced In Men Who Exercise More
2014-01-27 05:02:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity could reduce the risk of death in male cancer patients by nearly half, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. As part of the study, researchers from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School looked at data from 1,021 men with an average age of 71. Each of the men had previously been diagnosed with...

Small Elliptical Device Could Promote Exercise While Sitting
2014-01-22 13:16:16

Matthew Solovey - Penn State People may be able to keep the weight off by using a compact elliptical device while sitting at a desk or watching TV, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. "Adults in the United States spend more than 11 hours per day sitting while doing things like watching television and working on a computer," said Liza Rovniak, assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences. "Evidence suggests that this sedentary lifestyle has contributed...

2014-01-21 23:01:26

Self-Monitoring fitness device can track important health data in prediabetes treatment. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 PreDiabetes Centers rides the growing trend of wearable health technology, offering clients a wearable fitness device to track personal health data. PreDiabetes Centers is the nation’s top authority on the detection and treatment of prediabetes, and strives to stay on the cutting-edge of health and wellness. Wearable heath devices are a top health trend for...

2014-01-20 23:23:33

The new “Health Benefits Of Walking” article on the website Vkool.com delivers to people positive effects of walking every day. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 The new “Health Benefits Of Walking” report on the website Vkool.com covers the most typical advantages of walking. At the beginning of the article, readers will get to know two main types of walking, which are speed-walking and race walking. After that, the author indicates that walking is a form of aerobic exercise...

2014-01-16 23:27:44

The new “Health Benefits Of Exercise” article on the site Vkool.com covers positive effects of regular physical activity. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 The new “Health Benefits Of Exercise” article on the website Vkool.com delivers to people advantages of physical activity. At the beginning of the article, the author indicates that exercise can prevent excess weight gain and maintain weight loss. “One way to make exercise a daily habit is to integrate your workout into...

Diabetes Risk Lower In Women Who Pump It Up Regularly
2014-01-16 05:03:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Middle-aged and older women who lift weights or do yoga for just 30 minutes a day can cut their risk of type-2 diabetes (T2D) by as much as 40 percent, while women who work out as little as one hour per week reduce their risk by 13 percent, according to a study published January 15 in the journal PLOS Medicine. The study also found that women who engage in both muscle conditioning and cardio workouts gain a “substantial...

2014-01-15 14:28:04

Aerobic exercise is known to prevent type 2 diabetes, and muscle-strengthening alone or in combination with aerobic exercise improves diabetic control among those with diabetes. Although men who weight train have been found to have an associated reduced risk of developing diabetes, whether such an association exists for women has not been established. In this week’s PLOS Medicine, Anders Grøntved (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, and University of Southern Denmark,...

Play High School Sports Stay Healthy Later
2013-12-30 13:42:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Young men who want to avoid going to the doctor later in life should take up a high school sport, according to a new study published earlier this month in the journal BMC Public Health. In the study, a team of Swiss and American researchers found that men who played varsity high school sports were more likely to be active into their late 70s and less likely to have to visit their doctors. Although the study only considered male World...

Exceeding Physical Activity Guidelines Has Health Benefits
2013-12-27 04:13:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who meet or exceed American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity are less likely to die prematurely than those who walk less than guidelines suggest, according to new research appearing in the journal PLoS ONE. According to study author Paul T. Williams of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there are “substantial health benefits” to exceeding the cardiovascular health...