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Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a small new study suggests.
Why Seniors Should Lift Weights
Why Seniors Should Lift Weights
If you're over 65, cardiovascular activity isn’t the only form of exercise that is beneficial. You may want to add pumping iron to your list of priorities.
4 Exercises to Rev Your Metabolism as You Get Older
4 Exercises to Rev Your Metabolism as You Get Older
As an exercise physiologist, the No. 1 problem I see from clients who complain that their workout program is no longer giving them results is that they have been doing the same cardio program for ages. Don't get me wrong, some activity is always better...
Exercise is Medicine Solution Aims to Unite Health Care Systems, Fitness Professionals
Exercise is Medicine Solution Aims to Unite Health Care Systems, Fitness Professionals
Exercise is Medicine, Indianapolis, announced Tuesday a new initiative to bring together fitness professionals, healthcare systems, providers and community resources to better integrate physical activity into American healthcare.
Healthcare Providers Prescribing Fitness Towards Wellness
Healthcare Providers Prescribing Fitness Towards Wellness
Exercise is good for you. This age-old maxim dates back to Hippocrates, who recognized the importance of nutrition and physical activity on a person’s health. The challenge with modern medicine is the disconnect between this basic premise and und...
3 Must Ask Questions for Parent's Night
3 Must Ask Questions for Parent's Night
School sports season is almost upon us. With that comes the responsibility for attending Parent's Night - the annual meet-and-greet between the athletic director, coaches, medical staff and parents.
Health Buzz: What's the Fittest City in the U.S.?
Health Buzz: What's the Fittest City in the U.S.?
Maybe Washington isn't at a standstill after all. According to the American College of Sports Medicine's ninth annual American Fitness Index, the District of Columbia is the fittest city in the U.S. – a trophy it's held now for three consecutive ...
Australia's Head of Nutrition Louise Burke: How to Fuel Olympic Athletes
Australia's Head of Nutrition Louise Burke: How to Fuel Olympic Athletes
It is no secret that Australia does well at the Olympics for a country of only 22 million people. Many years they are in the top five or 10 countries in terms of medals per capita. One reason for this is the Australian Institute of Sport, which is "Au...
Getting People to Move More
Getting People to Move More
In 2010, a group of public and private organizations banded together to develop and release the first National Physical Activity Plan, a blueprint for getting Americans to move more.
8 Expert-Backed Tips on How to Sneak Exercise Into Your Life
8 Expert-Backed Tips on How to Sneak Exercise Into Your Life
We all need to be exercising. Most adults should exercise at moderate intensity for about 150 minutes per week — or about 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times per week, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. But that doesn&#...
This is Why Your Muscles Get Sore the Day After a Workout
This is Why Your Muscles Get Sore the Day After a Workout
You wake up the morning after a hard workout, and your muscles beg you to stay in bed.
The 5K, Not the Marathon, is the Ideal Race
The 5K, Not the Marathon, is the Ideal Race
On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. I’m racing 5Ks, I told him. He gave me a puzzled look that said, but you look like a...
The Olympics Are Still Struggling to Define Gender
The Olympics Are Still Struggling to Define Gender
What is gender? It might sound like the kind of question that college students debate in a liberal arts class. But for the International Olympic Committee, it's a practical question that demands a hard and fast answer.
1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion
1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion
For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, 60 seconds of strenuous ex...
And the fittest city in the U.S. is ...
And the fittest city in the U.S. is ...
Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third year in a row, according to a ranking of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country.
The Hottest New Wellness Trackers You've Never Seen — and Never Will
The Hottest New Wellness Trackers You've Never Seen — and Never Will
Kristi Wood, a 49-year-old business owner outside of Seattle, is a health and fitness enthusiast – and Google knows it. Among the ads that popped up on her computer a few years ago was one for a health analytics company called InsideTracker. She ...
Exercise Smart: How to Reach Your Target Heart Rate
Exercise Smart: How to Reach Your Target Heart Rate
Despite our claims otherwise, a lot of us don’t exercise to improve the function of the most important muscle in the body: the heart.
Intensity training found desirable, trending
Intensity training found desirable, trending
High Intensity Interval Training is on the rise across the country, reaching third on the American College of Sports Medicine's Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2016. University students and faculty have been utilizing and researching HIIT even before this bur...
Marshall University Recognized as Gold-Level Campus for Exercise Is Medicine Program; Only Univer...
Marshall University Recognized as Gold-Level Campus for Exercise Is Medicine Program; Only Univer...
Marshall University is setting the standard for promoting physical activity on college campuses in West Virginia. The university earned gold-level recognition in the Exercise is Medicine on Campus program, a U.S.-based health initiative through the Ame...
Has America Hit an Exercise Plateau?
Has America Hit an Exercise Plateau?
Kassie Barnes is a success story. She has managed to take charge of her life through exercise — reversing serious health problems such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She did it all through the power of exercise.
Your Perception of Pain Might be Making Your Muscles Hurt More
Your Perception of Pain Might be Making Your Muscles Hurt More
Last month at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, researchers from Elon University in North Carolina released their findings from a new study on the psychology surrounding workout soreness.
Strength Training Tips to Live Longer and Better
Strength Training Tips to Live Longer and Better
Every year, most older adults lose one percent of their muscle mass. But study after study suggests it's never too late to slow muscle loss and even rebuild some of it through strength training.
Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk: A Natural Prescription for Healthy Hearts
Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk: A Natural Prescription for Healthy Hearts
Every 43 seconds someone in the United States suffers a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association.
As Walking Movement Grows, Neighborhood Walkability Gains Attention
As Walking Movement Grows, Neighborhood Walkability Gains Attention
David Sabgir, MD, first started encouraging his patients to walk when he was a medical student in the mid-'90s. But by 2004, it was clear to the cardiologist that his longstanding advice wasn't working.
Active Voice: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Obesity - Can Exercise During Pregnancy Help?
Active Voice: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Obesity - Can Exercise During Pregnancy Help?
Despite tremendous efforts to develop effective prevention and treatment strategies, obesity prevalence is still on the rise. Obesity causes a variety of sequelae that challenge health care systems, but most importantly are those that burden the indivi...
How Short Bursts of High-Intensity Exercise Could Keep You (Relatively) Fit
How Short Bursts of High-Intensity Exercise Could Keep You (Relatively) Fit
If you happen to be one of those people who hits the gym or goes running for an hour, three times a week like clockwork, then congratulations — you're within the minority of Americans who gets the recommended amount of physical activity for healt...
Mel Williams, Renowned Researcher, Marathoner, and Motivator, Dies at 78
Mel Williams, Renowned Researcher, Marathoner, and Motivator, Dies at 78
Mel Williams, an accomplished marathoner, beloved member of the southeastern Virginia running community, and researcher whose work helped the International Olympic Committee decide to ban blood doping in the 1980s, died from bone cancer on May 18. He w...
Is 30 Days Really Enough to Create a Habit?
Is 30 Days Really Enough to Create a Habit?
Patrick Stephenson knew he needed to change how he was living, and he gave himself 30 days to do it.
Should You Eat Less Meat to Boost Your Cycling?
Should You Eat Less Meat to Boost Your Cycling?
It's almost as though meat is going out of fashion in the UK. According to the latest results from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey, 3 in 10 of us have cut back on the stuff in the past year and a further 1 in 10 are considering doing so.
How to Find A Good Personal Trainer
How to Find A Good Personal Trainer
There is a scene in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Running Man" in which "Captain Freedom's Workout" comes on TV, and Jesse Ventura yells, "Are you ready for pain? Are you ready for suffering?"
Local Personal Trainer Aims to Put San Diego Back Into Top 3 Fittest Cities
Local Personal Trainer Aims to Put San Diego Back Into Top 3 Fittest Cities
San Diego dropped from #3 to #10 fittest city in the U.S. in May, according to the 9th Annual American Fitness Index (AFI). The city lost seven places between 2015 and 2016 in the biggest drop in fitness of any large U.S. city, according to study co-sp...
Moving Around More Linked to Longer Life
Moving Around More Linked to Longer Life
Get up and move. That's the take-home message from a new study from Ezra Fishman, a doctoral candidate in demography at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute ...
Injury Prevention Emphasized at Sports Medicine Meeting
Injury Prevention Emphasized at Sports Medicine Meeting
Exercise is medicine, according to a global initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine, but getting the dosage right for each patient can be a challenge, attendees will hear at the upcoming ACSM 2016 Annual Meeting. "We are very fami...
Don't Stop Moving
Don't Stop Moving
Exercise is a major weapon in the fight against obesity and the many health-related problems it causes.
Innovation in Hydration: The Science Behind Your Body's Need for Water
Innovation in Hydration: The Science Behind Your Body's Need for Water
With spring upon us, it is getting warmer in most places, and the rising temperatures mean when people start heading outside, the stress associated with exercise can be amplified by added thermal stress. While exercising indoors seems like a solution, ...
Barclays is Telling its Bankers to Exercise Like Crazy Between Meetings
Barclays is Telling its Bankers to Exercise Like Crazy Between Meetings
Barclays has bought fully into the high-intensity fitness fad by encouraging its bankers to use new exercise technology between meetings — in their suits.
What We Can Learn about Sleep from Pro Athletes
What We Can Learn about Sleep from Pro Athletes
The San Jose Sharks hold the NHL’s road record for the 2015-2016 season, meaning they’ve won the most games away from home. If you ask their leadership team, the secret to that success is clear: They prioritize sleep.
Faith Groups Are Pitching in To Help Americans Get Fit
Faith Groups Are Pitching in To Help Americans Get Fit
Many people of faith consider their lives a walk with God. At the Howard United Methodist Church in Howard, Pa., some folks take the idea literally. They spend 10 weeks each year wearing matching pedometers, counting their earthly steps in a friendly c...
Strength Exercise: Everything You Need to Know
Strength Exercise: Everything You Need to Know
Strength exercise, or resistance training, works your muscles by using resistance, like a dumbbell or your own body weight. This type of exercise increases lean muscle mass, which is particularly important for weight loss, because lean muscle burns mor...
Active Voice: Fitter, Smarter and Healthier Kids
Active Voice: Fitter, Smarter and Healthier Kids
Students with higher aerobic fitness tend to have an increased chance of reaching high academic achievement, compared to their unfit counterparts.
Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer
Strength Training Helps Older Adults Live Longer
Older adults who met twice-weekly strength training guidelines had lower odds of dying in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the firs...
The secret Cold War origins of Sharapova's doping drug
The secret Cold War origins of Sharapova's doping drug
The origins of meldonium, the banned drug used by Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, are shrouded in Soviet-era secrecy.
Dare to Be 100: My New Friend, Dr. John Jakicic
Dare to Be 100: My New Friend, Dr. John Jakicic
Whenever I returned from a medical meeting my physician father always asked “what did you learn?” This question lingers. I’m just back from the summit meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Orlando last week. Th...
Study: Birth Control Pills Lessen Chance of Knee Injury in Female Athletes
Study: Birth Control Pills Lessen Chance of Knee Injury in Female Athletes
A female athlete who plays soccer, basketball or lacrosse is far more likely to suffer a serious knee injury than male athletes. But researchers say they may be onto some preventative medicine.