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Maybe It's Time to Get in the Game

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Team sports aren't just for kids. They offer adults a wealth of benefits, including a greater feeling of well-being, reduced stress and a strong sense of community. You have many options for finding…

Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few Americans know that inactivity can increase the risk of colon, breast and other types of cancer, a new study finds. An analysis of survey responses from 351 people revealed that while many knew…

What Makes a Better Baseball Batter?

SUNDAY, Aug. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ace hitters like Barry Bonds and Derek Jeter probably can confirm this: Baseball players with faster hand-eye coordination are better batters, a new study finds. This is especially true when it…

How Much Daily Exercise Do You Really Need?

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hopefully, you enjoy exercising and don't watch the clock, impatient for it to be over. But it's important to know how much exercise you're getting so you can reap all its health rewards. Between…

Selecting a Personal Trainer

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional. While…

Free Weights or Machines?

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Resistance or strength training isn't just for bodybuilders -- it's for everyone, and it's essential to combat the natural tendency to lose muscle mass with age. It also helps prevent bone loss…

How to Maximize Your Gym Membership

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- So, you've made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. But don't let your good intentions or your…

How to Start Exercising When You're Out of Shape

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though you may face challenges if you're carrying excess weight or haven't been active in a long time, you can still get fit and gain all the benefits that exercise has to offer. The easiest way…

Sitting Tied to Raised Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly. If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who…

Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of Americans are falling far short when it comes to exercise, and the South and Midwest bear the dubious distinction of having the most couch potatoes, a new government report shows. Only…

Make Exercise a Family Affair. Your Kids Will Thank You.

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While recommendations call for adults to exercise for 30 minutes a day, kids need double that amount -- yes, 60 minutes of physical play a day. And being active as a family can make it easier…

Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the…