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Here's to a Healthy Holiday Season

SATURDAY, Dec. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your health is one of the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season, a medical expert suggests. "This festive time of year can be a lot of fun, but may also hurt our mental…

Cross-Training for Fitness and Fun

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not yet familiar with the fitness approach called cross-training, it might sound like hard work. But it's really just a way to add variety to your exercise routine by alternating activities. You'll…

That Gift of Exercise Might Go to Waste

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might think the perfect gift for someone you love is a gym membership or a subscription to a healthy food plan, but you need to make sure the recipient will make use of them. "As much as we…

Take It Outside! The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever come home from a brisk walk feeling reinvigorated, you're not alone. Research shows that this is just one of many benefits of exercising outdoors. Working out in a natural environment…

Surmounting That Fitness Plateau

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just as there are diet plateaus, you can hit the wall with exercise, too -- no longer seeing results from your efforts and then losing motivation. According to the experts at the American Council…

AHA: Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new research that found regular physical activity…

Break a Sweat Over the Holidays, but Do It Safely

SATURDAY, Dec. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's great to get exercise during the holidays, as long as you take steps to avoid injuries, a sports medicine expert says. "I would encourage everyone to get out and be active, but we want to…

Safety First When Running Outdoors

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between the fresh air and the interesting scenery, running outdoors can be invigorating. But there are safety precautions to take when you leave a protected indoor environment. The Road Runners Club…

What Couch Potatoes Don't Know Can Hurt Them

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The fastest way to get a sedentary person moving is to tell them the specific health dangers of inactivity, a new report suggests. For the study, researchers surveyed 615 Australian adults, aged…

Finding the Right Number of 'Reps' When Strength Training

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results. But also use this time to learn proper form, the American College of Sports Medicine advises. As you…

Women as Tough as Men During Extreme Exertion

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are no more likely than men to have health problems due to strenuous training and extreme physical exertion, researchers report. "Our findings contain some potentially myth-busting data on…

Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash. Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes' worth…