Fitness Newsbytes

Menstuff® has compiled the following newsbytes on fitness.

Exposing (And Evading) Grocery Store Fat Traps


Monosodium glutamate (MSG) has several aliases you should be on the lookout for, including hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed protein, hydrolyzed plant protein, plant protein extract, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, yeast extract, textured protein, autolyzed yeast, and hydrolyzed oat flour. This white, crystalline amino acid is made in a lab and then added to meat products and most canned or packaged foods to "enhance flavor." One small problem: It doesn’t have any flavor. It just enhances overeating - and the food manufacturer’s bottom line......
Source: www.newswithviews.com/Ellison/shane26.htm

13 Healthy Habits to Make You Stronger


Follow these helpful hints and up your odds of getting stronger when you need it most.
Source: www.webmd.com/content/article/88/100054.htm

Olympic Tips for Weekend Warriors


Psst -- if you're a weekend warrior, we have some secrets used by Olympians to share with you. Learn how these mental tricks can improve your performance.
Source: www.webmd.com/content/Article/118/113114.htm

Companies Offer Workers Deals to Get Fit


One of the rare businesses that has been paying the full cost of employee health insurance -- put limits on its generous policy last year. The company said its workers had to take responsibility for their health if they wanted to continue getting free health insurance.

Jim Brown started doing aerobics, running and lifting weights two years ago to slim down. Now his employer is giving him another reason to stay in shape and eat right.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/25491/432132.html?d=dmtICNNews

The Curse of the Metrosexual?


More guys are struggling with eating disorders today than ever before. What's driving this trend?
Source: www.webmd.com/content/Article/114/111178.htm

No More Sit Ups!


Are you angling for abs of steel but can't stand doing sit-ups? Try these five "no sit-up" exercises that will work your abs in no time.
Source: www.webmd.com/content/Article/113/110876.htm

LeBron James Pitches Youth Fitness Plan


Top-draft pick LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers launched a youth fitness program in his hometown.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/369045.html
 

U.S. Pedestrians, Cyclists At Greater Danger Than European Counterparts


American pedestrians and cyclists beware: You are two to six times more likely to be killed on the road than your German or Dutch counterparts.
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/368786.html
 

Suburban Residents Walk Less, Weigh More


People who live in sprawled-out suburbs where they must drive to school, work or the store are likely to weigh 6 more pounds than their counterparts in old-fashioned, walkable cities.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/368796.html

Herbal Remedies and Your Health


How much do you really know about that herbal supplement you've been taking? How much does your doctor know? Learn about a new vigorous seven-step testing and evaluation process to ensure products meet all labeling claims.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/Article/57/65959.htm?pagenumber=2

Cranberry Juice Won't Bog Down 'Good' Cholesterol


Small study touts its heart-healthy benefits.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512359
 

The Return of the House Call


The practice, which had all but disappeared, is making a comeback
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511675

Exercise Injury Prevention


If you exercise for health and fitness, you may be more susceptible to overuse injuries.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC270/7165/8908/36169.html?d=dmtContent

More People Creating Gyms At Home


The days of long waits for sweaty machines are losing their appeal faster than a New Year's resolution. Is it any wonder more people are opting to work out at home?
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/20833/376175.html?d=dmtICNNews

Fitness Can Improve Thinking Among Aging


Improving fitness can also boost the thinking ability of aging adults, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/8896/376096.html?d=dmtICNNews

Gene Therapy Could Lead To Super Athletes


A gene therapy that has been shown in rats to double muscle strength and power could illegally be used to build super athletes, a researcher said Monday. Sports officials are looking for ways to detect the genetic manipulation.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/7228/376086.html?d=dmtICNNews

Yoga Adapts For Changing Times


Hot yoga. Tot yoga. Power yoga. Disco yoga. Yoga Kickboxing. Fat-blasting yoga. Years after the ancient Eastern discipline caught on big in the United States, yoga is proving to have a suitably limber foothold here. Not only are more people taking up yoga, but it is being geared for American tastes. There is yoga for dieters, for jocks, even for new moms and their babies.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/344/376231.html?d=dmtICNNews

Extra Salty and Extra Sweet


Not only is skipping a meal a bad way to "diet," hunger actually alters the taste buds -- which makes you more sensitive to certain flavors.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/82/97363.htm

Group Cycling Classes Gain Popularity


At first glance, it looks merely like a fitness class of stationary cyclists. On closer look, maybe an extreme cycling class.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/344/376402.html?d=dmtICNNews

Atkins Schmatkins! America Eating More Carbs


Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/81/97034.htm

Moderate-Fat Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet


With all of the nonfat foods on the market, it's easy to eliminate too much fat from your diet. Here's why you shouldn't.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/81/96921.htm

Group Cycling Classes Gain Popularity


At first glance, it looks merely like a fitness class of stationary cyclists. On closer look, maybe an extreme cycling class.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/344/376402.html?d=dmtICNNews

NFL Tackles Childhood Obesity Crisis


Kicking off its season, the National Football League announced that it is tackling the nation's childhood obesity crisis.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/368946.html

Experts Urge People To Increase Exercise


It took Americans decades to forget how to walk, and experts think it could take longer to learn it all over again.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/369056.html

Stay Safe With Spring and Summer Sports


Experts offer tips for children as they hit the playing fields
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512121

Eat Well When You're on the Run


Being busy doesn't mean you need to bypass good nutrition.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512120

Gear Up For Golf


Indoor exercises to improve your game.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512419

Are Organic Foods Better for You?


Expert offers information on the differences.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512196

Men Provide a Pit Stop for Stressed Women


Male underarm odor also alters menstrual cycles, study finds.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512336

 

Should Pregnant Women Eat Soy?


Rat study says chemical may cause sexual dysfunction in male offspring.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512356

New Consensus Document Issued For Most Common Cause Of Sudden Cardiac Death In The Young


For the first time ever, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have developed a consensus for strategies on how to diagnose and treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)-the leading cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people, including trained athletes.
Source: American College of Cardiology, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/368781.html  

Run With the Wind


Finish your jog with the wind at your back.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512182

Echinacea Products Often Mislabeled


Research shows some bottles didn't have any of the herb.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512399

Suburban Sprawl Making Us Heavier


People who live in sprawled-out suburbs where they must drive to school, work or the store are likely to weigh 6 more pounds than their counterparts in old-fashioned, walkable cities. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/368823.html

Can The Fast-Food Industry Lead Us To Better Health?


Nutrition has emerged as the fast-food industry's hottest buzzword in decades. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC268/333/344/369144.html

NHLBI Study Finds Moderate Physical Activity Promotes Weight Loss As Well As Intense Exercise


Women trying to lose weight can benefit as much from a moderate physical activity as from an intense workout, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC272/333/344/369123.html

Swimming Can Contribute To Rebuilding Bone Strength


Skeletal bone is living tissue and requires constant turnover, accomplished through a process that repairs damage and alters bone mass in response to needs. For most of the time, the skeleton responds to mechanical loading generated through exercise by increasing bone mass and strength. In human studies, bone development and bone mechanical properties are indicated by bone mineral density (BMD).
Source: American Physiological Society , www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/9247/367520.html?d=dmtICNNews

Hiring A Personal Trainer


When you need a helping hand.
Source: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC274/7165/25986/36165.html?d=dmtContent

IRS Clarifies Weight Loss Tax Breaks


Under new tax rules, you may be able to trim your tax bill as you trim your waistline.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/20833/367394.html?d=dmtICNNews

Yoga's Popularity Now Includes Youngsters


When the yoga teacher urges her students to stretch like trees, Benjamin Wolfgang gets up on his toes. Jenna Katz opens her palms to the ceiling.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/8895/367240.html?d=dmtICNNews

Raw Food Risks


Buy only live mollusks.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513626
 

Lightning Doesn't Call "Fore!"


Golfers in the open at high risk of being struck.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510437

Food Chemical Causes DNA Damage in Lab


Whether acrylamide acts the same way in animals is unknown.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513721
 

Do Physical Traits at Puberty Determine a Woman's Health Risks?


Controversial study says so, but critics call research flawed.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513722
 

In Need of TLC


You need a companion to help you eat right.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513236

On The Road To Breakfast


For busy commuters, eating right on the run may not be easy, but it can be done. And while driving and eating is risky, it's a reality for many folks. So if your steering wheel has to be your breakfast table, try these rules for the road.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH?t=28975&c=257999&p=~br,IHC|~st,20813|~r,EMIHC254|~b,*|&d=dmtContent

Men, Mirrors, and Mayhem


While body-image problems have long been associated with women, new research shows that more and more men are suffering from eating disorders and an unhealthy obsession with their looks. Where are these disturbing problems coming from -- and where are they leading?
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/62/71549.htm

Be Careful: New Weight-Loss Programs May Pose Health Risks


High-protein diets can help you lose weight, but they may also put you at risk for heart disease and kidney damage. Learn more about a new program designed for healthy weight loss.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtPrint/EMIHC272/35072/35077/360556.html?d=dmtContent&hide=t&k=basePrint

Give Your Body a Good Stretch


There are probably times when you feel achy and uncomfortable. Perhaps a good stretch would help. Not only can stretching improve your range-of-motion, it can also reduce stiffness, keep your joints flexible, and eliminate some pain. Here are three simple stretches to get you started. Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/49/39897

Exercise, The Right Prescription For Patients With Heart Failure (3/4/03)


Exercise is good medicine for heart failure patients - even while they await heart transplantation - according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.
Source: American Heart Association, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/344/361835.html
 

Europe Getting Too Fat, WHO Report Says (2/28/03)


Nearly one-third of all Europeans are obese because of fast-food consumption and sedentary lifestyles, and nations must encourage healthier habits, a U.N. agency warned.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/344/361835.html
 

Belly Full Of Danger: That Gut Is Called Visceral Fat, And It's The Deadliest Kind (2/26/03)


Doctors should measure more than your weight at appointments. They should measure your waist.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/344/361625.html

Physicians Target 'Fad' Diets (2/26/03)


Voicing strong opposition to any weight loss approach that fails to take into account overall health considerations, The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the nation's premier organization of physicians specializing in disease prevention and health promotion, released a position statement opposing popular fad diets as a means for losing weight. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: American College of Preventive Medicine, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/344/361625.html

Winter Sports Call for Water Bottles


Even colder weather can leave you dehydrated if you're active
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=509608

Fasting May Stave Off Huntington's Disease


Mouse study shows cutting back on calories, meals may delay start of disease
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511686

The Fight To Curb Concussions: League's Moves Paying Off, But Injury Still Prevalent


Logic isn't always followed in hockey's macho culture, where players compete with broken bones and try to push recovery time to the bare minimum.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360269.html

Winter Fitness


It's tempting to just hibernate indoors during the cold-weather months with your feet up by a warm fire. Tempting, but not healthful. For even though bears hibernate, there are good reasons for humans to leave their dens.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/9051.html

The Fight To Curb Concussions: League's Moves Paying Off, But Injury Still Prevalent


Logic isn't always followed in hockey's macho culture, where players compete with broken bones and try to push recovery time to the bare minimum.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360269.html

Athletes Can Benefit From Water Training


Aquatic exercise programs are not just for grandmas riding foam floats. Water is good for athletic training, too, and experts say more athletes are making use of it.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360251.html

Nutritional Quality in Drinks Fizzles as Kids Age


Sodas, fruit-flavored "-ades" replace healthier 100-percent juices, study finds.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511069

As Weight Goes Up, Life Span Goes Down


Grossly obese at greatest risk.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511141

Fish Keeps Arteries Fit


It's rich in amino acid that boosts blood flow.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511120

Food of the Future: Healthier, Safer ... Tastier


New innovations abound, but the tastebuds still rule.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511054

Holy Cow! Now That's Progress


A look at some major changes in the dairy industry.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510531

Shellfish Surprise


Some shellfish contains healthy fat.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511008

Before You Blow It . . .


A little snowblower preparation can go a long way.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=510476

Can You Be Overweight And Healthy Too?


Take Xina Sy's body weight and divide it twice by her height in inches. Then, multiply that number by 703. Using this formula, you'll find that her "body mass index," or BMI, is somewhere around 32.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360034.html

Putting The Squeeze On Diet Scams


Did you know you can "lose from two to five pounds a week eating yummy Peanut Butter Snacks?" Have you heard about the brand new, revolutionary natural energy tablet that lets you "Eat All Day and Melt Away?"
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/360035.html

Caveman History Blamed For U.S. Obesity


America's epidemic of fat has taken researchers deep into the brain in search of the root cause of persistent weight problems.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359996.html

Providers Need Increased Awareness Of Patients' "Self-Treating" With Supplements - 1/3/93


A survey of more than 45,000 men and women suggests vitamin and mineral supplements are especially popular among certain groups of Americans, some of whom may be using them to self-treat health conditions.
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health. www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/342/359743.html

Cyclists' 'Blood Doping' Associated With Cerebral Blood Clots


A recent case study has associated cerebral sinus thrombosis, a condition that may lead to tissue death in the brain, with the practice of 'blood doping.' Blood doping is the use of human growth hormones to increase the proportion of oxygen-carrying red blood cells in an athlete's blood. Thrombosis is a blood clot within a blood vessel. This method of performance enhancement is widely practiced because it is not readily detected through urine testing.
Source: American Academy of Neurology, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/344/346352.html

Athletes Test Positive For Drug Use


The positive tests for Aranesp at the Olympics have raised several questions. Aranesp is so new - it has just recently been approved in Europe and the United States for kidney patients suffering from anemia - that's it's not on the the IOC's list of banned drugs.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/344/346282.html

Maternal Feeding Practices Are Linked To Childhood Obesity


Currently, an estimated 25 percent of American children are obese, and the prevention of childhood obesity has become a vital public health priority because obese children are much more likely to become obese adults. Although factors such as the sex, ethnicity or socioeconomic status of the child have been thought to affect a child's weight, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that a mother's child-feeding practices outweigh all other influences on her child's total fat mass.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8015/346261.html

American Heart Association Weighs In On Fat Substitutes


The jury is still out on whether fat substitutes provide a health benefit, because individuals who use them seldom lose weight, according to a new American Heart Association statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Source: American Heart Association, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/20833/351066.html

 

"Economy Class" Lawsuits May Proceed Soon


The first U.S. "economy class syndrome" lawsuits, brought by airline passengers who developed life-threatening blood clots after sitting immobile on long flights, have passed early hurdles and may go to trial this summer.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358663.html

Food Fight: Expert Blames Overeating On Industry Marketing


When Marion Nestle gives talks on the politics surrounding America's burgeoning obesity epidemic, she sometimes displays an attention-getting image on a screen. In it, a corpulent Uncle Sam clutches a huge cheeseburger while declaring, "I want YOU to eat more."
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358664.html

Mountain Biking Linked To Infertility


Frequent mountain-biking may reduce fertility in men, according to a small Austrian study that adds fodder to a debate over cycling and male sexual function.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358642.html

Longevity Runs In Families: Study Looks At Genetics, Environment


Children of parents who live to be 100 are much less likely to develop heart disease and other health problems than those whose folks die at an average age, a Boston Medical Center study has found.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358426.html

Exercise Hits Cholesterol Risk


Need another reason to exercise? Scientists have discovered it makes cholesterol less dangerous.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/357780.html

Runner's High? Fiction, Many Scientists Say


Despite a widespread belief in the so-called runner's high, a feeling of intense euphoria that is supposed to come with vigorous exercise, the experience is not consistent or predictable. Some researchers have asked whether it exists at all.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350253.html

Iron-Binding Compounds Decrease Body Odor


Iron in human sweat is a necessary ingredient for bacteria to create the compounds responsible for body odor, and fortifying deodorants with an active system that starves these bacteria of iron significantly decreases body odor.
Source: American Society for Microbiology, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350239.html

Exercise May Cut Cancer Risk


Physically fit people are less likely to die of cancer, including cancers related to smoking, even if they smoke, a study finds.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350197.html

Alternative Fitness Program Offered


A bit sheepishly, the elderly cardiac patients head to the middle of the room in sweatshirts and sock feet. For 15 minutes they move gingerly through a series of stretching exercises under the tutelage of Ann Smith, whose writings and videos are dedicated to the proposition that staying fit need not be torturous.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350087.html

Sugared Soft Drinks Make You Softer in Middle


Study finds less weight gain with artificially sweetened ones.
Source: www.healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=509276

Seniors Need to Stay Fit


Strength and balance exercises benefit older adults.
Source: healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=509427

Gaining Insight About Losing Weight


'Boomerang' pounds are a problem.
Source: healthscout.com/template.asp?page=newsdetail&ap=408&id=509354

The Effect Of Laws Mandating Bicycle Helmet Use


Five Canadian provinces have introduced laws mandating the use of bicycle helmets in a direct attempt to lower the incidence of bicycle-related deaths, 75 percent of which are due to head injury.
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal, www.intelihealth.com/enews?346765

Academy Issues Skateboard Guidelines


Unless they're supervised by adults, kids under 10 shouldn't use skateboards and those under 8 shouldn't use non-motorized scooters, according to new guidelines from the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?346697

Older Adults Can Exercise Just Once A Week To Maintain Muscle Strength


Exercising just one day a week can give older adults the strength to maintain their independence and to avoid injuries, according to a study by a group of scientists at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Source: The Gerontological Society of America, www.intelihealth.com/enews?350006

You're Getting Faster: Athletes Exercise Their Mental Muscles With Hypnosis


With a growing preoccupation on the mental side of sports, mental coaching has found its niche as a supplement to traditional coaching.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349905

Running May Cut Stroke Risk


You don't have to be a super-athlete to significantly reduce your risk of stroke, but you do have to exercise consistently, a recent study finds.
Source:
www.intelihealth.com/enews?349987

Teens Use Yoga To Relieve Stress


Across the country, as yoga surges in popularity among adults, it is also attracting teen-agers.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349904

Fraud Fighters Target Ab Belts


You can't get washboard abs just by strapping an electronic exercise belt around your waist and pushing a button, the government says.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349870

HHS Urges World's Kids To Be Active


Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson warned that three times as many American children are overweight than 20 years ago, and urged the world to get moving, "literally."
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349872

Creatine May Help Older Men


Creatine may not be just for young athletes. Older men who took the supplement increased strength in just a week, a study found.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349518

HHS Urges Community Partnerships To Improve Physical Activity


HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson yesterday called on families, communities and businesses to work together and create innovative ways to encourage greater physical activity among children.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349594 sports.html

Some Foods Raise Dehydration Risk


What athletes take in may dry them out. Fast foods like hamburgers and carbonated drinks such as sodas can wind up causing dehydration, experts say.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349734

Health Secretary Heeds Own Advice


The nation's health secretaries always preach healthy habits. But call this one Mr. Prevention: Tommy Thompson has made his mantra the lifesaving benefits of a little exercise and good nutrition, and is taking his own advice to slim down.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?349779

Regular Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure In All Groups Of People, Study Shows


An analysis of data on 2419 adults from 54 studies of exercise found that regular exercise decreased blood pressure in all groups of people, including those who had high or normal blood press, those who were overweight or not overweight and those who were black, white or Asian. Exercise decreased systolic blood pressure by 3.84 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 2.58 mm Hg in the participants, who were previously inactive. The types of aerobic exercise included walking, swimming, jogging and cycling.
Source: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/348008.html

New Material To Patch Injured Knee Ligaments


Good news for injured athletes. Damaged knee ligaments heal better if patched with a scaffold made from pig's intestine.
Source: New Scientist, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/347817.html

Doctor-Patient Collaboration Necessary To Change Unhealthy Behavior


While evidence builds that tobacco use, obesity and lack of exercise contribute to the incidence of chronic illness and premature death, a new government report suggests that because patients pay attention to their doctor's advice, doctors should pay more attention to counseling their patients.
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/349170.html

Declining Physical Activity Levels Are Associated With Increasing Obesity


The recent worldwide increase in obesity has been attributed to environmental factors such as more sedentary lifestyles and excessive food intake.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/349197.html

Health Clubs Need Defibrillators


With research showing a slightly higher risk that people's hearts may give out during exercise, doctors are calling on health clubs to buy portable defibrillators.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348331

Government Study: 7 In 10 Not Exercising


Americans refuse to get off the couch. A new government report says seven in 10 adults don't regularly exercise and nearly four in 10 aren't physically active at all.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348306

WHO Advises Basic Exercise To Beat Heart Disease, Diabetes


Exercises as simple as walking up the stairs or even dancing could reduce the millions of deaths caused each year by diseases related to physical inactivity, the United Nations said.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348226

Health Officials Warn Against 'Epidemic' Of Sedentary Lifestyle In Asia


Lack of physical exercise, high-fat diets and smoking are leading to a deadly "epidemic of inactivity" in the Asia-Pacific region, health officials warned.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348178

New Hope For Weight Loss


Forget counting the calories -- dieting may soon be a thing of the past if Kyoto University researchers are right about hormones.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/14220/20833/351393.html

At-Home Exercise Helps Caregivers Care For Themselves


An estimated 3.5 million American women care for demented spouses or parents at home, putting their own physical and emotional health at risk. New research indicates that a simple, home-based exercise program can reduce the personal toll their caregiving takes.
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350420.html

More Exercise, Less Smoking May Extend, Enhance Life Even At Advanced Age


Adults over the age of 72 who exercise more and smoke less than their counterparts are most likely to enjoy long, healthy and happy lives, new research reveals.
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350478.html

Crash Diet And Exercise Key To Reducing Obesity


The best way to slim down the growing youth obesity rate is for parents to make sure their children are breastfed, that their TV-watching time is cut and that they have a proper diet and plenty of exercise, a government medical expert told a Senate panel.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/350339.html

Dip In Icy Water May Help Runners


An ice water bath may help distance runners prepare for a race, and researchers say it works best with a rectal thermometer.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348613

Pop a Pill, Get in Shape


Researchers ssay a pill may someday replace sweaty workouts for the health conscious.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348488

Doping Widespread In Britain


The use of banned performance-enhancing drugs is a widespread problem in Britain, according to a study issued by the British Medical Association.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/enews?348517

Creatine: A Parent's Nightmare


Over-the-counter nutritional supplements are very appealing to adolescents hoping for bigger, more muscular bodies. But there’s a lot more -– and a lot less -– to creatine and other supplements than the advertising would suggest.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/29369.html

New Findings Represent The First Aerobic Capacity QTLs Identified In Genetic Models


It is not by the pure chance of nature that some individuals have enhanced aerobic capacity. The ability to sustain efficient oxygen utilization is a quantitative trait influenced by the interaction of multiple genetic and environmental factors. This has been evidenced by previous studies on the genetic nature of aerobic endurance capacity in humans that suggest that between 70-90 percent of the total phenotypic (characteristics devolved from the interaction of genes to the environment) variance can be attributed to an inherited genetic component.
Source: American Physiological Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/349008.html

Gender Differences In Fatigue Explained By The Use Of The Body's Aerobic Pathways


Differences in fatigue between men and women have been found in a number of previous research studies. The collective results are mixed, but a significant number of findings indicate that women fatigue less than men.
Source: American Physiological Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/349010.html

High Protein Diets Cause Dehydration, Even In Trained Athletes


Adiet high in protein silently caused dehydration in endurance athletes, individuals whose training gave them a greater capacity to adapt to dehydration than the average person.
Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/7165/344/349002.html

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