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Medicine Balls: Exercise Tools That Add Fun to Fitness

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to add a new type of challenge to your exercise routine? Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in popularity. This weighted ball helps you develop…

Hey Home Exercisers, Sometimes Gym Classes Offer Added Benefits

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule. But taking classes at a gym or fitness center could hold some motivational magic for you. And you…

Working Out When Under the Weather

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. But if you have a cold that could last a full week, you probably won't want to find yourself facing a fitness…

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person's memory, new Japanese research suggests. How little? The small study involved 36 healthy college-aged men and women and found…

Slaying the Couch-Potato Mindset

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list. Here's how to hurdle the obstacles standing between you and getting in shape. "I'm…

AHA: Get Your (Exer)game On to Make Screen Time Pay Off

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Parents, can't seem to tear the kids away from their screens? There are ways you won't have to -- and still get them off the couch. Exergaming allows players to engage in physical…

Obesity Tops 35 Percent in 7 U.S. States: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That's up from five states two years ago. Moreover, no state had a notable improvement…

Over 1.4 Billion of World's Adults Face Disease Because of Inactivity, WHO Says

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, take note: Sedentary living has put more than one quarter of the world's adults at risk for serious disease, a new study says. More than 1.4 billion adults face a higher risk for…

Working Workouts Into Your Life

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weekly fitness guidelines can seem like a laundry list of to-do's that you just can't get done -- 30 minutes of cardio at least five days, resistance training two or three days, and at least two flexibility…

AHA: It Takes More Than a Bribe to Get Some People to Exercise

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Getting people to exercise isn't as easy as dangling money in front of them like a carrot in front of a hungry horse. It turns out it's better to show them the money, and then threaten…

Exercising on an Empty Stomach: Good Idea or Not?

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's an age-old question, whether it's better to exercise before or after eating. Research done in the United Kingdom might provide the impetus for some people: According to a small study, exercise…

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…