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Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Is the “e” word — exercise — a downer for you? If so, you need look no further than everyday chores to find new ways to ramp up your workout level and burn more calories. Remember, if you’re moving you’re burning calories — […]

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Bananas Edge Out Sports Drinks in Study

Bananas Edge Out Sports Drinks in Study

Bananas may be a better choice for athletes than sports drinks, a new study suggests. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Researchers compared the effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports and found that bananas provide comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits than sports drinks, The New York Times reported. One downside of bananas may be […]

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Why More People Don’t Walk or Bike to Work

Why More People Don’t Walk or Bike to Work

Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Walking or cycling to work doesn’t take as long as you probably think, a new study finds. A major reason people favor a car for their daily commute is that they believe they don’t have time to walk or cycle, Pennsylvania State University […]

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Weightlifting Injuries Common for Deployed U.S. Troops

Weightlifting Injuries Common for Deployed U.S. Troops

Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An “alarming” number of weightlifting injuries occur among U.S. military personnel in combat zones, according to a new study. Intense weightlifting workouts help the armed forces stay in peak condition during deployment. But surgeons reported that during four months in a forward field […]

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It’s Crunch Time

It’s Crunch Time

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Toned abs don’t just look great, they’re also vital for good posture and avoiding lower back pain. But there’s a limit to how far the exercises known as crunches will go toward getting you those six-pack abs. These exercises […]

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Abandoning Your Workouts May Bring on the Blues

Abandoning Your Workouts May Bring on the Blues

Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Before you give up on your exercise program, know that new research suggests the decision may put more than your fitness at risk. It might also make you vulnerable to depression, according to a review of studies. The research included 152 adults who […]

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Smart Choices for Your Home Gym

Smart Choices for Your Home Gym

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Home exercise equipment has come a long way over the years. It’s a great option if you’re starting a fitness program and don’t want to go to a gym or can’t get to your gym often enough. There’s also […]

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A Few Tips to Make for a More Active You

A Few Tips to Make for a More Active You

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most people today simply aren’t as active as people were decades ago. You can blame technology for some of that. The conveniences of modern living have taken away many chances to burn calories. Homes, office buildings and even some public spaces have been […]

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Even Short Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health

Even Short Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Simply climbing a single set of stairs, walking around the block or taking a three-minute jog can improve a middle-aged person’s health, even when such activity is spread across the day, new research suggests. After tracking the activity habits […]

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The Benefits of Moving More

The Benefits of Moving More

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the battle of the bulge, it’s not just getting exercise that matters — what you do when you’re not formally working out counts, too. Research shows that even getting 30 minutes of focused exercise a day may not […]