Exercise & Mobility

Secrets of Keeping Off the Weight You Lose

Despite the talk of yo-yo dieting, it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off

“Ideal Weight” Gets Fatter, Too

Whats your ideal weight? As Americans get fatter, their answer is packing on the pounds, too.

Suffering from Low Back Pain? Maybe You Should Try Yoga

Two new studies offer a glimmer of hope for sufferers of chronic low back pain, from an unexpected source-yoga

Exercise Boosts Colds Defense

Your best defense this cold and fu season may be in the gym. Re- searchers at Appalachian State Univer- sity report that people who exercise more-as well as those who rate them- selves as highly ft-are less susceptible to upper-respiratory-tract infections. The study followed 1,002 adults over two 12-week periods in the fall and winter. Based on self-reported exer- cise, those who work out at least fve days a week suffered 43% fewer days with respiratory infections than those exercising no more than once a week. The one-third who rated their own ft- ness level the highest experienced 46% fewer sick days than the least-ft group. Even when they did get sick, frequent exercisers and the most ft suffered less- severe symptoms. Scientists suggested that even though the immune system returns to pre-exercise levels within a few hours, each workout may provide protection against pathogens that make the respiratory system vulnerable to infection. Other studies have actually shown that exercise may acutely sup- press immune response; this study may refect the effects of defensive responses over time.

Suffering from Low Back Pain? Maybe You Should Try Yoga

Two new studies offer a glimmer of hope for sufferers of chronic low back pain, from an unexpected source-yoga

7 Habits That Really Do Protect Your Heart

Celebrate American Heart Month by taking these simple steps for heart health. Making a number of small gradual changes towards lowering heart disease risk is a good and achievable goal.

Exercise and Vitamin D Rated Best Bets for Preventing Falls

A new review of more than 50 clinical trials, designed to update prevention recommendations for physicians, fnds exercise and vitamin D supplements are the most effective ways to prevent falls in older adults. The report says exercise was associated with a 13% reduction in the risk of falling, while trials of vitamin D supplementa- tion saw a 17% reduction in falls. The review will be used to update the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for strate- gies to prevent falls.

Fitter Men Live Longer

It really does pay to be fit, with the dividend being extra years of life

Aerobics Best for Fat Loss

If you want to shed fat pounds and gain lean tissue, carry your weights as you hit the road.

Where Exercise Goes South

Yall need to get up off the sofa and get some exercise. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adults in the South are most likely to report zero leisure-time physical activity-not even gardening, walking or golfing