Surgery

Five smart ways to prepare for elective surgery

(HealthDay)—No one looks forward to surgery, but if you're able to have an elective procedure—meaning on your schedule—rather than an emergency operation, taking certain steps in the weeks beforehand will lead to a ...

Health

Working out after baby

(HealthDay)—Losing weight about 6 months after giving birth lowers a woman's risk of being overweight in the future.

Medical research

Muscle 'switch' may control the benefits of exercise

Some people respond well to both aerobic exercise and strength training, while others don't. And some of us respond well to only one of those things, but not both. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have uncovered a ...

Addiction

Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain's dopamine system

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment—and even prevention strategies—for ...

Health

Motivation to move may start with being mindful

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher.

Health

Fancy gyms aren't always best – here's why

If you want to get stronger and feel better after exercising – which is important because it encourages you to keep exercising – you don't need a fancy gym, our recent study shows.

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