Older People Who Exercise Are More Likely to Survive Strokes: Study

A study says that if you exercise regularly during your 40s, your brain could benefit by having blood vessels as healthy as a 16-year-old's by the time you're in your 70s.

Can Yoga Classes Help People Fight Depression?

Yoga was found to help those with severe depression who didn’t fully respond to antidepressant treatments, according to a study.

How a Big Belly Can Shrink Your Brain

Overweight individuals had brains similar to those with a healthy weight who were ten years older, a new study found.

Health Apps Don’t Recognize Real Danger: Study

If you’re using apps to manage your health – listen up. Many won’t warn you of a medical emergency, a recent study reveals.

Swimming Lessons May Help Babies Stand Sooner

The typical timeline that babies learn to stand occurs around 9 to 12 months of age, but babies given swimming lessons in a study could stand at just 4 months old.

Treadmill Stress Test Could Give Women Misleading Results

You might want to opt out of the treadmill portion of your next stress test if you’re a woman – the results might not be accurate.

7 Refueling Snacks to Eat Post-Workout

Maximizing your results after a workout is easy and delicious with these seven refueling snacks.

Walking Could Keep Our Eyes Sharp As We Age

A new study found that low-intensity exercise can help to prevent macular degeneration as we get older.

Inactive Teens May Develop Weaker, Lazy Bones

Between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls, and the ages of 12 and 16 for boys, is a crucial time in their physical development.

Even Just One High Intensity Workout Could Lead to Serious Condition

Concerning research into high intensity workouts, including exercises that push the body to its limits, stresses the importance of taking it slow.

Miss or Must-Have? Rank These Health Innovations

Vital Updates scours the web daily for innovative health products. Cast your vote to let us know which ones you think are the most interesting.

Stress Fractures Are More Likely in Underweight Female Runners

New research shows a correlation between a low BMI of 19 or less and an increased risk of injury in female runners.

Do You Know Your Fitness Age? Here’s How to Find It

Traditional fitness testing can be a costly and time-consuming process, but a new method that could save you a lot of money is now just a few clicks away.

Creatine May Cause Muscle Deformity in Young Users: Study

The popular sports supplement creatine may be unsafe for minors.

Smartphones Alone Don’t Help Teens Lose Weight, Study Finds

While many teens use their smartphones almost constantly, the omnipresent gadgets are not an effective tool to help them lose weight.

Can Dancing Make You Happier and Healthier?

Dancing does a lot more for your health than you may realize.

Americans Believe Leading Cause of Obesity is Laziness

A survey reveals many Americans think laziness is to blame for weight problems, a belief that could be sabotaging their efforts.

Can Exercise Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

A new study will try to determine whether regular aerobic exercise can help preserve brain function.

High Impact Exercise Proves Most Effective for Shedding Pounds

According to a new study, the most efficient workout to lose weight is a high impact program that utilizes movements that require jumping and elevate the heart rate to its peak.

IntelliRoll: The Foam Roller With Curve Appeal

You don't have to be an athlete to use this innovative foam roller. Its unique curves can hit the contours of your body that traditional foam rollers can't reach.

‘Weekend Warrior’ Workouts Linked to Longer Lives

One to two vigorous workout sessions per week may be all you need to maintain your health.

High Intensity Exercise May Keep You Healthier Longer

To see aging cellular function nearly reversed as a result of high intensity training shows much promise as a way to keep people healthy for as long as possible.

Girls Who Play Soccer Suffer More Concussions Than Football Players

High school girls who play soccer get more concussions than boys who play football, according to new research.

Brain Volume Could Predict Weight Loss Success

For those seeking to lose weight, a quick brain scan may predict how successful you’ll be, says a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Don’t Like to Exercise? It Could Be in Your Genes

If you’re not a big fan of working out, mom and dad could be to blame. A study says your genes could play a huge role in your interest in exercise.

The Science Behind Why Music Enhances Exercise

A new study found that participants were more positive about their workouts if they listened to music during exercise.

Team Sports Could Make You a Happier Person

A study found that athletes who were part of a team, and happy with their teammates, showed higher levels of life satisfaction.

Yoga Could Play Important Role for Kids With Cancer

Preliminary studies show that participating in yoga classes can help kids with cancer, as well as their parents, manage the physical and mental effects of treatment.

Here’s Why You Need to Ditch Your Desk and Walk for 5 Minutes

A study shows that even short breaks of physical activity every hour can help you get through your day easier.

Why You Should Use a Foam Roller, Even If You’re Not a Gym Rat

Often an overlooked part of the fitness routine, foam rolling can help you recover from injuries, ease knots and increase flexibility.

Could Playing Soccer Give You Better Eyesight?

This study is the first of its nature.

Exercise May Combat Work-Related Stress

New research shows exercise may help combat the harmful impact stress has on someone’s health, specifically when it comes to stress brought on from work.

4 Tips to Keep Off the Weight You Worked So Hard to Lose

Keeping the weight you've worked so hard to lose from coming back is possible with these diet and exercise tips.

Should Doctors Tell You You’re Overweight?

A 30-second discussion about a patient’s weight can lead to improved health outcomes, including a trimmed waistline.

The Best Exercises to Help Fight Heart Disease

Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics might be the best exercise to help stave off heart disease or stroke, according to a new study

In-Bed Cycling May Be Viable Exercise for ICU Patients

ICU patients could recover more quickly by exercising using a bicycle during their stay.

The Heart Benefits of Casual Exercise

Research shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20 percent below the average for healthy people, is beneficial.

Walking May Reverse Effects of Dementia

Compared to a non-exercise group, the group that partook in walking classes three times a week showed remarkable improvement in cognitive function.

Too Much Yoga May Cause Injury

There are many benefits to practicing yoga, but a new study also found that there may be a risk for musculoskeletal pain as well.

Exercise May Reduce Risk of Relapse for Breast Cancer Survivors

A recent study shows that exercise and weight gain play large roles in the health of breast cancer survivors when it comes to relapsing.

Children Are Already Less Active by Age 7, Study Finds

A new study finds that both boys and girls experience a gradual decline in physical activity starting at age seven, not during adolescence as previously thought.

Why You May Want to Fast Before Working Out

Not eating before working out may seem counterintuitive, but a new study says that waiting to eat until after your workout may help you burn more fat.

Why a Runner’s Brain Is ‘More Connected’ Than Others

A runner’s brain has a leg up over the minds of those who don’t regularly run, a new study suggests.

Hold, Breathe, Release: Yoga Can Improve Blood Pressure

Practicing yoga for an hour a day can help improve a person’s blood pressure and reduce the risk of serious health complications, according to a new study.

As Americans Become More Obese, Fewer Are Trying to Lose Weight

Overweight Americans are becoming more satisfied with their weight and appearance, which has lead to a decrease in their attempts to shed pounds.

Yoga May Improve Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men recovering from prostate cancer who partook in yoga two times a week had better energy levels, sexual function and urinary function compared to those who did not.

3 Must-Do Steps for Any Fitness Resolution

Sticking to a resolution or accomplishing a goal can be a matter of will. However, building up that willpower is much easier said than done.

Fitness Trackers May Be Giving You False Heart Rate Data

If you like to track your heart rate during exercise, you should think twice about the accuracy of your reading if you wear a popular “wrist-worn” device.

How to Work Out on Your Period

Here's what to know about working out during your menstrual cycle.

Poor Sleep Habits Might Make Losing Weight More Difficult

A study found that normal sleeping habits carried the power to make or break a person’s success in losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, regardless of the person’s nutrition or exercise habits.

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