Exercise Articles & Stories :

To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

To Reduce Heart Failure Risk, Move More and Sit Less

Lead author, Dr. Deborah Young and fellow researchers explain how they discovered that even among men who engaged in routine exercise, sitting for extended periods raised their risk of heart failure. Dr. Young believes the key finding from their study, the first to examine the connection betwe... Read More


PCOS Patients Benefit From Exercise and Acupuncture

PCOS Patients Benefit From Exercise and Acupuncture

A strange, but disruptive condition plagues as much as 10 percent of the female population and is the most frequent cause of infertility in women. Women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome usually have excess weight, miss or have irregular periods, have a profusion of small cysts in their... Read More


Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Walking Speed Indicative of Cardiovascular Death Risk in the Elderly

Older people who walk slowly are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who walk faster, according to research published on bmj.com. The authors say the findings highlight the importance of fitness in preserving life and function during old age. Read More


Fewer Black Women Who Exercise Have Diabetes

Fewer Black Women Who Exercise Have Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is less frequent among black women who engage in vigorous walking for exercise several times a week, according to a recent study, regardless of whether they're thin or fat. The study, performed by Julie Palmer of Boston University and her colleagues and published in the Ame... Read More


Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

If you exercise vigorously before eating a fatty meal, your arteries will likely still be able to dilate normally in response to the body's requirement for increased blood flow, a recent study has found. It was already known that intense exercise helps artery linings - called the vascular ... Read More


Know if you are at Risk for Heart Disease

Know if you are at Risk for Heart Disease

Want to know whether you're at risk for heart disease? Pull out a tape measure. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that body mass index (BMI) alone may not be reliably linked to cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers say the best indicator... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the 6 causes or risk factors behind coronary artery disease. There are two physical risk factors: high blood pressure and size of the waist (or abdominal obesity). There are two chemical risk factors: cholesterol levels in the blood and blood glucose (diabetes). ... Read More


What is Coronary Artery Disease?

What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster, one of the world's leading cardiologists, discusses the basics of coronary heart disease. Dr. Fuster than describes the symptoms of a heart attack and how to differentiate these symptoms from other conditions. Most importantly, he urges viewers to pay attention to these s... Read More


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More



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