Lifting Less Than an Hour a Week Improves Heart Health:Study

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are… Continue reading Lifting Less Than an Hour a Week Improves Heart Health:Study

Diabetes, Heart Disease and Kids’ Aerobic Fitness: Study

Risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease accumulate in children who have poor aerobic fitness, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The study also found that the traditional way of expressing aerobic fitness in proportion to total body mass overestimates the role of aerobic fitness in identifying children at… Continue reading Diabetes, Heart Disease and Kids’ Aerobic Fitness: Study

Study:Heart Health Requires Exercise and Activity

Exercise and physical activity are of vast global importance to prevent and control the increasing problem of heart disease and stroke, according to a review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This paper is part of an eight-part health promotion series where each paper will focus on a different… Continue reading Study:Heart Health Requires Exercise and Activity

Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Compare photos of a crowded beach or stadium from 50 years ago to similar photos of today. You’re likely to notice some very stark differences. At least one of them should shock and terrify you. First, you might notice that food and beverages were smaller in the photos of yesteryear, and that fewer people seemed… Continue reading Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted… Continue reading Dementia Risk Doubled After Stroke