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Health Benefits Of Fitness
Cardiorespiratory fitness and body fatness were measured by treadmill in 21,925 men aged 30-83, of whom 428 died over 8 year followup. (1999-03-01)
Obesity more dangerous than lack of fitness, new study claims
A new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has dismissed the concept of 'fat but fit.' In contrast, the results from the new study suggest that the protective effects of high fitness against early death are reduced in obese people. (2015-12-20)
Teasing apart the effects of higher mutation load on fitness
As animals increasingly acquire interacting mutations that result in loss of gene function, the relative decline in their fitness may only be exacerbated, a new study in humans and fruit flies suggests. (2017-05-04)
Improving academic performance with physical fitness
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. (2014-06-19)
Low fitness is associated with larger waist size and higher degree of inflammation
Low fitness is associated with a larger waist size and a higher degree of inflammation, according to a study published Jan. (2018-01-17)
More news in the battle between the sexes
As a consequence of investigating the short-term fitness consequences of mate choice, researchers had largely come to believe that sexual selection is beneficial. (2004-05-24)
Physical fitness in US youth assessed: NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM shows more activity needed
Although it is well documented that child and adolescent overweight and obesity have been increasing, little is known about actual fitness levels in these age groups. (2015-07-15)
'Fitness' foods may cause consumers to eat more and exercise
Weight-conscious consumers are often drawn to foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness. (2015-06-23)
Interacting mutations promote diversity
Frequency-dependent selection fosters the diversity of populations but does not always increase the average fitness of the population. (2012-06-28)
Indiana U. study points to health disparities in physical fitness
An Indiana U. study found surprising differences in physical fitness levels between more affluent members of a medically affiliated fitness center and patients of a safety net community health center, which serves more vulnerable populations. (2011-06-04)
Study finds childhood fitness reduces long-term cardiovascular risks of childhood obesity
Aerobic exercise might be a potentially effective tool to reduce the long-term health risks of childhood obesity. (2016-05-24)
Physical and cognitive fitness may affect ALS risk
New research suggests that physical fitness, body mass index (BMI), IQ, and stress resilience in young adulthood may have effects on the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. (2016-11-07)
Research reveals how succinate dehydrogenase is linked to both tumor and neurodegeneration
Sarah Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven): 'In this project we studied mutations in enzyme succinate dehydrogenase, which are associated with tumors, but also neurodegeneration. (2016-11-15)
Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers, new OSU study shows
A small new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting. (2014-09-26)
Study reveals connection between fitness level, brain activity, and executive function
Brain function associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness plays a role in increased cognitive performance in older adults, according to a new study at the University of Illinois. (2015-09-11)
Exercise benefits when young could be undermined in people unable to cope with stress
Young people who exercise may be less likely to benefit from it in terms of avoiding heart disease later in life if they are prone to have a poor ability to cope with stress, reveals research published online in Heart. (2015-03-04)
Fidgeting your way to fitness
Walking to the photocopier and fidgeting at your desk are contributing more to your cardiorespiratory fitness than you might think. (2011-06-28)
Fitness levels decline with age, especially after 45
Men and women become gradually less fit with age, with declines accelerating after age 45, according to a report in the October 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-10-26)
Study finds cardiorespiratory fitness contributes to successful brain aging
Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. (2015-04-27)
Taking cues: Sometimes environmental cues can activate thrifty behavior
Consumers are constantly bombarded with subtle and even subconscious cues from their environment. (2009-03-31)
Is fitness your New Year's resolution? You need professional help
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to start a fitness regimen, you might want to seek professional help. (2004-12-09)
Study finds certain liver disease related to cardiovascular fitness
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have suboptimal levels of cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition and physical fitness, according to a new study. (2008-03-24)
Fitness and childhood IQ indicators of cognitive ability in old age
How well your mind works in old age depends on physical fitness and your IQ score as a child, according to a study published in the October 10, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-10-09)
Fitness in young adulthood protects heart health in middle age
Fitness in early adulthood greatly reduces the likelihood of developing high blood pressure and diabetes -- both major risk factors for heart disease and stroke -- in middle age, a new study has found. (2003-12-16)
Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers
Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. (2015-04-16)
Getting fit, getting enough iron boosts students' grades, study suggests
An analysis of 105 female college students showed those with the highest levels of stored iron and those with higher fitness levels had better grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores. (2017-01-25)
Poor cardiovascular fitness raises heart disease risk in teens, adults
Poor cardiorespiratory fitness affects one of five persons aged 12 to 49 years in the United States, with a disproportionate impact on adolescents, adult females and non-white minorities. (2005-12-20)
Being fit protects against health risks caused by stress at work
It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. (2016-11-01)
Gym culture likened to McDonald's
Visit a typical gym and you will encounter a highly standardized notion of what the human body should look like and how much it should weigh. (2014-04-22)
Lack of physical fitness causes higher sports injury rates among women
A new study may help explain why women are more prone to sports injuries than men, as previous research has suggested. (2000-03-15)
Physical fitness associated with less pronounced effect of sedentary behavior
Physical fitness may buffer some of the adverse health effects of too much sitting, according to a new study. (2014-07-14)
Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems
Poor fitness in young adults is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors later in life, according to a study in the December 17 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2003-12-16)
High heart rate at rest signals higher risk of death even in fit healthy people
A high heart rate (pulse) at rest is linked to a higher risk of death even in physically fit, healthy people, suggests research published online in the journal Heart. (2013-04-15)
Exercise training is effective as 'prehabilitation' before surgery in an elderly population
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing assessment and exercise training in an elderly population is safe and well tolerated, according to the results of a new feasibility study, conducted in the UK. (2013-11-15)
Knowing your fitness number predicts your risk for future ill health
Despite its high value in assessment of risk, fitness is not routinely measured in clinical practice. (2016-11-17)
Foot, knee and hip pain a problem in obese children
Pain in the lower extremities -- feet, ankles, knees and hips -- contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study by Dr. (2012-10-16)
Study: Strength of brain connectivity varies with fitness level in older adults
A new study shows that age-related differences in brain health -- specifically the strength of connections between different regions of the brain -- vary with fitness level in older adults. (2015-11-05)
Health care professionals failing to tell patients they are not fit to drive
Many health care professionals are failing to advise people with medical conditions that could affect their ability to drive whether they should get behind the wheel, according to research from the University of Warwick. (2010-01-14)
Workouts with fewer reps could yield better results
Time-poor people who do fewer repetitions during high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts may get better fitness benefits than those who complete more, according to a University of Stirling analysis. (2017-01-13)
Exercise may prevent brain shrinkage in early Alzheimer's disease
Mild Alzheimer's disease patients with higher physical fitness had larger brains compared to mild Alzheimer's patients with lower physical fitness, according to a study published in the July 15, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-07-14)
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