Obesity and excess body fat — especially the type around the middle — can lead to excess fat within the liver. When this occurs, it can diminish the liver's ability to function, and if continued long enough can lead to liver failure. But exercise (and it doesn't have to be extreme) can turn this problem around, at least in Chinese adults.
Pokémon Go encourages players to find and 'catch' Pokémons by taking a walk in the real world and getting some exercise to boot.
No, this is not from satirical magazine. But there are some doctors recommending that stimulant drugs should be used by some who are too lazy to exercise. That's right take a pill that will make you less lazy, so that you might go to the gym. But, what happens if you are too lazy to pick up the pills?
Simple lifestyle interventions are a tempting target to stave off cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Sadly, two new studies appearing in JAMA show no discernible benefit from exercise activity nor from omega-3 or vitamin supplementation.
If you want to have a decent estimate of calories you just burned, you can go to any fitness website and look at a table for that kind of activity - or you can spend $70 on a Misfit Shine and get an error rate of over 30 percent.
Experts describe childhood obesity as the canary in the coal mine for chronic diseases. But too many parents are in denial about their children s weight and attitudes vary among different ethnic groups and income levels, among other variables.
That physical activity can benefit health should come as no surprise; but it s not always clear how much is enough (or too much), and if the rules apply to older folks as much as to younger people. Two studies just published in JAMA Internal Medicine investigated these questions.
Older adults may avoid exercise of any type for fear of injuring themselves or because they do not think they are capable. However, according to Miriam Nelson, professor of nutrition at Tufts University s Friedman School of
The latest in health news: Why a sedentary lifestyle is deadly, but pizza consumption isn't, and Dr. Ross's latest op-ed in The Daily Caller discussing the sad state of our nation's public health when it comes to stemming the toll of cigarette smoking.
Obese adolescents are at risk of becoming obese adults, which in turn places them at a higher risk of early diabetes and other chronic conditions. And exercise is an important means of both improving their general health as well as helping them with weight loss.
A new study out of Sweden evaluated prospectively how a few lifestyle modifications might yield significant reductions in risk of heart attacks. Published in the current Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the
Atrial fibrillation (an irregular and often rapid heart rate resulting in poor blood flow) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. According to the American Heart Association, AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart complications. Currently, an estimated 2.7 million Americans are affected by AFib. AFib can affect anyone, but typically people