FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report.
"The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is substantial and growing fast," said study authors Felipe Barretto Schuch, from Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, and Brendon Stubbs, from King's College London.
SATURDAY, Aug. 3, 2019 -- If you're a runner, the wrong running shoe could sideline you, a foot expert says.
Choose carefully, or you risk discomfort, pain and injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, irritated nerves or the loss of a toenail, warned Dr. Christina Rowe-Bauer, a podiatrist with Penn State Health Sports Medicine.
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- It's great to challenge yourself to keep workouts interesting, but you need to take steps to avoid injury whether you're new to exercise or a seasoned veteran.
This often means adapting exercise to your current fitness level and abilities. For instance, if you're experiencing a problem with balance, swimming will be safer than running. If you develop joint pain from a condition like arthritis, avoid high-impact activities to avoid stressing those joints. If you take a fitness class and are having trouble with certain movements, don't hesitate to ask the teacher to help you modify exercises.
THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Are you trapped in an exercise routine that's good for your body, but isn't motivating your spirit? It's time to find your exercise style.
One way is to make a list of the pros and cons of the exercise options that are most convenient for you and that you really like. For instance, exercise classes offer a lot of variety, but if the commute is too long or you're uncomfortable in a group, the negatives could outweigh the positives, and you might be better suited to working out at home.
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- Losing weight is one thing, but keeping it off is another. Now, a new study suggests that exercising at the same time each day is key.
The research, on 375 adults who maintained a weight loss of 30 or more pounds for at least a year, showed that consistent timing of exercise was linked with higher physical activity levels overall. The most common time to exercise? Early morning.