Fitness & Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for someWeight-loss surgery helps severely obese teens keep extra pounds off...

Plant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight Loss

U.S. News & World Report ranks DASH diet No. 1 for 7th year in a rowIf you've resolved to eat healthy and lose weight...

Can Parents’ Weight Hinder Toddlers’ Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills Children who have obese...

‘Teen’ Finds Minors Can Buy Bodybuilding Supplement at Health Food Stores

Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kidsMany U.S. health food stores recommend the dietary supplement creatine to minors as an athletic...

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers sayA new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost...

Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year’s Resolution

The American Medical Association offers seven goals to get you startedAs a new year begins, the American Medical Association urges you to make healthy...

Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First

Be prepared for heat loss, sun glare and shorter days, hiking group advisesPeople who like to hike don't have to stop when winter sets...

Wiser, But Fatter, by Graduation

Study finds 10-pound weight gain is about average for college studentsOver four years of college, students gain more than knowledge -- they also gain...

Does Santa’s Diet, Lifestyle Earn Him a Stocking Full of Coal?

But, kudos for kicking that pipe smoking habit, a doctor saysSanta might want to put a ho-ho-hold on some of his potentially damaging lifestyle...

Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise

Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study findsMore and more Americans have been taking up yoga in...
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