1. Do I Diet or Exercise First?

    If you’re trying to eat more healthfully or exercise regularly, researchers have a surprising tip: consider making both changes at the same time. It may seem counterintuitive. Changing diet and exercise habits both require time and motivation. But research has shown people have more success when d…Read More

  2. Sedentary Lifestyle Increasing

    Since publication of the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) for Americans in 2008, there has been no increase in adherence to aerobic activity guidelines, while sedentary time has increased, according to a study. The University of Iowa examined the concurrent changing trends in adherence to the PAG …Read More

  3. Exercise Builds Your Body and Your Brain

    Exercise does more than build body strength, it also keep brain cells in shape. According to a Mayo Clinic study, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. The study provided indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can have a positive …Read More

  4. Obesity Affects about 40 percent of American Adults

    Obesity affects about 40 percent of American adults, an estimated 93.3 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a serious public health problem, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. One major reason people gain…Read More

  5. Exercise Outdoors

    Exercising outdoors provides more stress relief than working out indoors, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton in the U.K. The studies found the indoor groups’ stress levels were reported, on a 1-to-5 scale at 2.42 prior to exercise, falling 8% to 2.23 afterward. By contrast, t…Read More

  6. Even a Little Exercise Can Lengthen Your Life

    Exercise, even a little, can lengthen your life. Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. The study analyzed data from eight studies that included more than 36,000 adults, aged 40 and older, who were followed for an average of almost si…Read More

  7. Take a Walk…a Brisk Walk

    Walking is known to be one of the best exercises to stay fit, but the speed a person walks may help them live longer, according to a study at the Mayo Clinic. People, from underweight to obese, have a longer life expectancy if they walk more briskly compared to those in the same weight category who …Read More

  8. Even 2-Minute Walks Count in New Physical Activity Guidelines

    Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes-- can add up to huge benefits for your immediate and long-term health, according to the new edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Previously, the guidelines stated that unless physical activity lasted 10 minutes or longer,…Read More

  9. Shift Workers More Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes

    Shift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to weight gain and poor sleep quality which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at irregular hours and getting less exercise. In this n…Read More