FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- You've probably heard that you need to get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. But a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggests that a mix of different types of exercise brings better results than simply adding more quantity.
That's important if you spend hours at the gym, but focus solely on strength training or pounding the treadmill.
FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide, a new study says.
"Meeting physical activity guidelines by walking for as little as 30 minutes most days of the week has a substantial benefit, and higher physical activity is associated with even lower risks," said study lead author Scott Lear.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Falls and fractures are a major cause of disability in old age. An influential U.S. medical task force is recommending exercise and, in some cases, medical evaluation to help seniors stay on their feet.
But the new draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) say there isn't enough evidence at this time to either endorse or advise against taking vitamin D or calcium supplements to prevent broken bones.
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Active middle-aged men are likely to stay active into old age, a new study finds.
The research included nearly 3,500 British men, aged 40 to 59 at the start of the study. The researchers followed the men's health for 20 years. Those who were physically active in mid-life were nearly three times more likely to be active at the end of the study period.
TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 -- If a gym visit elicits more grimaces than grins, you might be genetically predisposed to dislike exercise, Dutch researchers suggest.
The notion that at least part of a penchant for enjoying exercise -- or not -- may be inherited came from tracking the exercise habits and feelings of several hundred sets of identical twins, fraternal twins, and non-twin siblings between the ages of 12 and 25.