Tag: exercise

Steps Toward Managing Anxiety in the Age of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19’s ever-changing trajectory has led to a notable rise in anxiety-related...

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?

  Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman....

Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk

A study from Japan suggests that a history of cardiovascular (CV) events in a spouse may elevate risk for future CV events in the other...

Medicare Struggles to Expand Diabetes Prevention Program

Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrassed his wife but even...

Social Withdrawal, Rumination, and More

When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn’t want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail),...

The Marketing of Sports Recovery for Everyday Athletes

July 13, 2021 — Maybe it was Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas, but for a lot of sports fans and weekend-warrior athletes, the moment when...

5-Minute Breathing Exercises Can Lower BP, Heart Attack Risk

July 8, 2021 — The demands of daily life often hinder people from getting enough physical exercise. But according to a new study, all...

Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure

The case for the use of intravenous iron therapy for some patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) has strengthened in recent...

AAP Updates Guidance for Return to Sports and Physical Activities

As pandemic restrictions ease and young athletes once again take to fields, courts, tracks, and rinks, doctors are sharing ways to help them get back...

Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs

Aerobic exercise augments the blood pressure-lowering effect of antihypertensive medication in hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome. In a small study, these patients experienced a greater...

Adding Daily Steps Linked to Longer Life

Taking more steps each day, in short spurts or longer bouts, was associated with a longer life in women older than 60 years, according to...

Tai Chi as Good as Working Out to Shrink Waistline

June 2, 2021 — Practicing the meditative, rhythmic flow of tai chi works just as well as aerobic exercise and strength training for achieving...

Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms improved among patients who endured a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown in Argentina, a finding that was unexpected yet reaffirms the gut-brain connection...

Exercise Helps the Heart, But Can Manual Labor Hurt?

May 12, 2021 — All exercise is not created equal, and the exercise you get during leisure time is better for your heart health...

In Post-Pandemic Workouts, You Can Exercise Too Much

May 18, 2021 — Gyms and fitness centers typically see a rush of new clients in January and also when the weather starts getting...

Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With Exercise

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The weight-loss drug Saxenda can keep extra pounds off — but combining it...

HIV and Fitness

Decades ago, an HIV diagnosis meant sickness and a shorter life. Exercise wasn’t even part of the conversation. Today, HIV is more of a lifelong...

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Wearable Continuous Ketone Monitoring Appears Feasible

Continuous measurement of ketone levels with a wearable device is feasible, new research suggests. A small sensing device worn on the upper arm, similar to...

More Exercise Linked to Lower Chance of Severe COVID-19: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Add another potential benefit to getting the recommended amount of physical...

Physical Activity at Leisure, Not Work, Tied to Health Benefits

Leisure time physical activity and physical activity performed at work have opposite associations with cardiovascular health and mortality, according to results of an observational study...

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone

The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy. In an April 12, 2021,...

Arthritis Drug May Curb Myocardial Damage in Acute STEMI

Early use of tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce myocardial infarct size but modestly increases myocardial salvage in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI),...

Peloton Spurs High-Tech, High-Dollar Home Fitness Trend

March 25, 2021 — For at-home, high-tech, high-ticket fitness, Greg Pryor is an unlikely brand ambassador who still checks many of the boxes that have...