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Health : Fitness
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Health : Fitness
A new summary of guidance for wellbeing by Dr Lynne Drummond
A new summary of guidance for your wellbeing; written by Dr Lynne Drummond to support Oxfam International.
Jul 20, 2012 - 7:29:06 AM

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Burning more sugar drives super athleticism
Washington, Dec 1 - Muscle fitness drives super athleticism, especially when their cells efficiently utilise sugar as a fuel source, a study reveals.
Dec 1, 2011 - 1:54:14 PM

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Musculoskeletal problems ail computer workers
Those who work for long hours on computers become victims of weak backs and shoulders, an affliction that doctors believe has multiplied over the years.
Jan 9, 2010 - 4:46:24 PM

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You may damage knees if you're an exercise freak
If you are a middle-aged man or woman and tend to over- exercise, then you may unwittingly damage your knees, increasing chances of osteoarthritis, a new study says.
Dec 9, 2009 - 1:51:39 PM

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Exercise addiction could prove fatal
New Delhi, Oct 23 - The six-pack or the eight-pack abs of Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan may look mighty impressive but it's inspiring many youngsters to pump iron without being aware that this 'exercise addiction' could prove fatal. This week two people in India were victims of 'exercise addiction'.
Oct 23, 2009 - 9:47:08 AM

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Tai Chi can help diabetics
Washington, Oct 3 - Doing tai chi exercises regularly can help diabetics lower their blood glucose levels, says a new study.
Oct 3, 2009 - 12:31:20 PM

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Obesity spurs a tide of cancer in Europe
London, Sep 26 - Obesity caused at least 124,000 new cancers last year in Europe, according to a new study.
Sep 26, 2009 - 12:43:58 PM

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US yoga activists bring benefits to needy
Time was when yoga was considered a lifestyle choice in the US, something upper class people did in the luxury of spare time. That image is changing fast, thanks to activists who want to spread the therapeutic benefits of yoga among those who badly need them.
Aug 10, 2009 - 11:38:53 AM

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Professional cycling reduces sperm quality
Amsterdam, July 6 - Intensive professional cycling training damages sperm, according to a study presented at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam recently.

Jul 6, 2009 - 12:30:43 PM

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Giving up smoking and bad habits can improve senior's health
Washington, April 24 - Previous smokers easily outpaced current smokers in physical activity, suggesting that giving up such bad habits can positively impact a senior's health later in life.

Apr 24, 2009 - 3:28:02 PM

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Do you know if your blood pressure is high?
London, Nov 13 - Over 50 percent of people with high blood pressure might not be aware of their condition, a new study has found.

Nov 17, 2008 - 11:33:11 AM

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Anti-smoking hospital programmes successful: Indian American expert
Washington, Oct 14 - Hospital-based anti-smoking programmes, along with referrals for cardiac rehabilitation, seem to help patients quit smoking after a heart attack, according to a study co-authored by Indian American cardiologist Susmita Parashar.

Oct 14, 2008 - 2:02:43 PM

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Peers' jeers rob obese kids of cheer
Taunts or jeers of peers can rob obese adolescents of peace of mind and result in health and psychological problems that overshadow their young adulthood.

Aug 13, 2008 - 1:22:59 PM

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No evidence of gene doping at Games but worry remains
Beijing, Aug 10 - Gene doping may not be present at the ongoing Beijing Olympic Games but anti-doping experts remain worried that illegal use of gene therapy.

Aug 10, 2008 - 4:35:10 PM

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Little exercise goes a long way for older adults
Sydney, July 19 - A little exercise or 'resistance training' to strengthen muscles goes a long way in keeping older men fit as a fiddle, according to a study by University of Queensland.

Jul 19, 2008 - 3:27:04 PM

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How exercise changes structure and function of heart
For the first time researchers are beginning to understand exactly how various forms of exercise impact the heart. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators, in collaboration with the Harvard University Health Services, have found that 90 days of vigorous athletic training produces significant changes in cardiac structure and function and that the type of change varies with the type of exercise performed. Their study appears in the April Journal of Applied Physiology.

Apr 22, 2008 - 4:00:00 AM

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Posture linked to blood pressure
London, Aug 13 - Scientists in Britain have said that the position in which you hold your body plays a role in maintaining blood pressure.
Aug 13, 2007 - 12:18:34 PM

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Aging Process Reversed by Exercise
Not only does exercise make most people feel better and perform physical tasks better, it now appears that exercise - specifically, resistance training -- actually rejuvenates muscle tissue in healthy senior citizens.
May 22, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Limited Exercise Useful for Obese Women
New research indicates that even small amounts of physical activity, approximately 75 minutes a week, can help improve the fitness levels for postmenopausal women who are sedentary and overweight or obese, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA.
May 16, 2007 - 3:48:06 AM

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Major genetic study identifies gene for obesity
Scientists have identified the most clear genetic link yet to obesity in the general population as part of a major study of diseases funded by the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity. People with two copies of a particular gene variant have a 70 per cent higher risk of being obese than those with no copies.
Apr 14, 2007 - 3:35:51 AM

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Belly size an indicator of heart disease
New York, Dec 29 - The size of a person's belly is a better indicator of heart disease than how obese he or she is, says a new study.
Dec 29, 2006 - 3:25:53 PM

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Good sleep could make you slim
New York, Dec 6 - It may not be necessarily diet control or exercise, but if you want to become slim develop a good sleeping habit, suggests a new book after looking at a host of new research.
Dec 6, 2006 - 6:30:04 PM

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Daily aerobics can cut snoring in overweight children
Daily aerobics can cut snoring in overweight children, says a study.
Nov 24, 2006 - 7:34:24 PM

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Sleep well for a trimmer body
New York, Nov 23 (IANS) A decent night's sleep curbs the number of pounds women put on as they age, according to a finding by a team of US researchers led by an Indian-American doctor.
Nov 23, 2006 - 6:57:11 PM

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The need for "exercise prescriptions."
For many older adults, a visit to the doctor is not complete without the bestowal of at least one prescription. What if, in addition to prescribing medications as necessary, physicians also prescribed exercise?
Oct 6, 2006 - 9:05:00 PM

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High Common Daily Activity Levels Reduce Risk Of Death
Older adults who expend more energy through any daily activity, including non-exercise activity, have a lower rate of death than adults who are less active, according to a study in the July 12 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have shown that older adults who report low physical activity levels are at a higher risk of death compared with those who report moderate or high levels of activity. These findings have been based on questionnaires asking about physical activity levels, which may not be recalled accurately and are unable to account for many types of daily activity, according to background information in the article. Self-reported physical activity does not provide accurate estimates of absolute amounts of activity (kilocalories per day) and thus is less precise in determining whether higher levels of total activity-induced energy expenditure offer survival advantages.
Jul 12, 2006 - 6:11:00 PM

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How Group Dynamics Affect Fitness and Eating Habits
Imagine break-room vending machines featuring fruit juice and vegetables instead of cookies and soda pop. Consider colleagues who insist on mid-morning group exercise breaks and applaud a lunchtime workout rather than criticizing the cut of the sweat suit. Ponder an organizational culture that encourages walking the stairs instead of riding the elevator.
Jul 10, 2006 - 8:51:00 PM

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Exercise benefits in building strong bones
Recent studies indicate that exercise can help build and maintain healthy bones. But just how early should one start? At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada this week, several studies highlighted the importance of exercise in children and adolescents for building peak bone mass that will help protect against osteoporosis in later life.
Jun 7, 2006 - 12:08:00 AM

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STRRIDE trial: Exercise reverses unhealthy effects of inactivity
Many of the detrimental effects of physical inactivity can be reversed, and in some cases improved, by a similar period of moderate exercise, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found in a new analysis of data from the first randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effects of exercise in sedentary overweight men and women. Just as important, the trial participants who exhibited the greatest decline in physical status during inactivity benefited the most from exercise training, according to the researchers. These findings linking the ability of exercise training to reverse the negative effects of inactivity can be attributed to the exercise alone, because the participants did not alter their diets during the trial, the researchers said.
Jun 3, 2006 - 9:58:00 AM

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Avoid fungal infection by using towel at gym
People who work out at the gym should use a towel when they are on the stationary bike or other shared exercise equipment to reduce the spread of fungal infections.
Apr 25, 2006 - 8:40:00 PM

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Each Extra Hour of TV Translates Into 167 Extra Calories in Diet
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Children's Hospital Boston found that kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low-nutrient foods advertised on television. Previous studies had demonstrated that children who watch more television are more likely to be overweight, but this is the first time a research team has found evidence for a mechanism explaining that relationship. The study results appear in the April 2006 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
Apr 23, 2006 - 5:10:00 PM

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Being obese could prove dangerous
Obesity's main causes are well known - an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. The dangers of being too fat are, however, often underestimated.
Apr 1, 2006 - 2:28:00 PM

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Exercise unlikely to cause sudden cardiac death in women
Sudden cardiac death during exertion is an extremely rare occurrence in women, and regular moderate to vigorous exercise may significantly lower the long-term risk, according to a study in the March 22/29 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on women's health.
Mar 22, 2006 - 1:24:00 AM

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Strenuous exercise may harm obese kids
Obese children can barely get out of their chairs and sending them running round the block would do more harm than good, an Australian study has shown.
Mar 21, 2006 - 2:28:00 AM

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Bulging waistline could indicate how your heart is
Excess fat around the waist is harmful and could be an indicator of the state of your heart, say scientists in a new study of how body weight affects the heart.
Mar 19, 2006 - 8:19:00 PM

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Thin? You still need exercise
If you are naturally thin you still need as much exercise as others in order to stay healthy, says a study.
Mar 8, 2006 - 9:35:00 PM

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Babies of fat women face problems at birth
Pregnant women should exercise and take appropriate caloric intake before they go for conception, as the babies of obese mothers are more likely to be admitted to intensive care units, says a study.
Feb 7, 2006 - 2:53:00 AM

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Personal Fulfilment May Motivate Adolescents to Be Physically Active
Adolescents are most likely to report personal fulfillment as the strongest motivation to be physically active. Personal fulfillment motivation should be considered when designing physical activity promotion programs for youth, according to a study in the December issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Dec 8, 2005 - 3:16:00 PM

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Healthy junkfood with seaweed alginate
The highly-fibrous seaweed extract, alginate, could be used to increase the fibre content of cakes, burgers and other types of food which usually contain large amounts of fat and a low degree of healthy nutrients, say British scientists.
Sep 27, 2005 - 5:59:00 PM

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Fitness trumps cholesterol as key to heart health
Being physically fit can dramatically reduce men’s deaths from heart disease – even when their cholesterol rates are high, says Queen’s researcher Peter Katzmarzyk.
Sep 4, 2005 - 8:17:00 AM

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