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.

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.

Can Exercise Help to Prevent Alzheimer’s?

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

Daily Exercise Recommended for Women During Pregnancy

While the fear has been that any type of exercise can endanger the baby, that has been proven false, as exercise can actually benefit both mother and child.

Social Media Makes Running More Contagious

A new study found that when people see social media posts of their friends running longer distances, running more becomes contagious.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women

Research shows strength training workouts decrease a woman's risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and that the timing of workouts during a woman's menstrual cycle makes a difference in efficacy.

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.

Genes Related to Muscle Strength Discovered

The new study gives the medical community a great understanding of how our DNA impacts strength, and also may shed light on interventions that can reduce the risk of low strength in the elderly.

Getting Fit? Why You Need Competition to Stay Motivated

Whether your fitness goals are to lose weight or to build muscle, competition could be the key ingredient to your success, a new study shows.

Can Dancing Make You Happier and Healthier?

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

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.

When Keeping Weight Off Is Hard, Here Are 3 Exercises to Help

Weight loss results in metabolic rate decline, which means burning fewer calories at rest. These exercises help keep the weight off by targeting leg muscles that affect metabolic rates.

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.

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.

Running May Increase Life Expectancy

New research shows that every hour you run could extend your life by seven hours.

Stairs Are the New Coffee Break at Work

Feeling that afternoon slump at work? Here's why you may want to put down the coffee and hit the stairs.

Why Too Much Water Can Actually Be Deadly

Water has been touted as the number one beverage for dehydration. But for some long endurance athletes it could potentially be fatal.

Exercise Can Boost Testosterone in Overweight Men

Vigorous exercise can boost testosterone levels in overweight and obese men, lowering the chances of related health disorders.

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.

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.

Do Compression Pants Really Work?

Compression pants are a new wave of apparel technology that boast improved performance and reduced muscle soreness, but do they deliver actual results?

Holiday Trend: Fitness Tracker Sales on the Rise

The wearables market increased by 3.1 percent in the past quarter, with 85 percent of those sales from fitness trackers.

Exercise Can Help People Fight Depression: Study

A trip to the gym could be the best medicine for depression, according to a new study.

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.

Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces Health Risks in Children

Research shows that one of the health benefits of exercising while pregnant is that it protects your children into their adulthood lives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marijuana Users Are Fitter, More Active

New research calls into question other uses for marijuana as a weight-loss aid or supplement for those who are obese.

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.

Creatine May Cause Muscle Deformity in Young Users: Study

The popular sports supplement creatine may be unsafe for minors.

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.

7 Refueling Snacks to Eat Post-Workout

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

In-Bed Cycling May Be Viable Exercise for ICU Patients

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

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.

‘Weekend Warrior’ Workouts Linked to Longer Lives

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

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.

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.

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.

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