FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- Getting the recommended amount of exercise could cut your risk of early death, a new study indicates.
U.S. government guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity a week. They also suggest adults do moderate or greater intensity muscle-strengthening exercise at least two days a week.
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- After more than a decade of driving a Boston city bus, Lorene Thomas was exhausted, overweight and depressed.
"Sitting in that seat all the time, I gained weight and had high blood pressure," Thomas said. The 64-year-old also felt traumatized after several scary incidents, including being threatened by a man with a knife.
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Swimming and summer are practically synonymous, but getting sick from bacteria in lakes, rivers and the ocean can spoil the fun, U.S. health officials warn.
Since 2009, nearly 120 disease outbreaks in 31 states have been tied to untreated recreational water. But being aware of potential harms and taking precautions can help keep you healthy while you cool off, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- It's often said that physical activity rates are too low, but a new report takes a different angle and reveals the good news that exercise prevents nearly 4 million premature deaths a year worldwide.
For the study, the researchers analyzed data from 168 countries on the percentage of people who were getting recommended levels of exercise. The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or an equivalent combination each week.
MONDAY, June 15, 2020 -- Gyms are finally reopening across the United States, but your workout will not be the same.
Some chains are offering individual workouts while group classes are still on hold, post-workout showers will be done at home, the 6-foot rule is in place for gym patrons, and sanitizing your hands and equipment frequently is a must.
MONDAY, June 15, 2020 -- As COVID-19 closed gyms and forced people to hunker down at home, "Quarantine-15" jokes flooded the internet, referring to the weight gain that many anticipated.
For people who are already obese, though, breaking healthy habits poses special risks, according to Sarah Messiah, of the University of Texas School of Public Health in Dallas. She works with many people who have had or plan to have weight-loss surgery.