Brain Gains for Older Adults Who Start Exercising

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning an exercise program may help protect older adults' brains or even reverse early mental decline, a small study suggests.

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hitting the gym or playing field in your 20s may bring health benefits that last a lifetime, new research suggests.

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer a concussion can show signs of reduced blood flow in the brain, even after their symptoms have subsided, a new, preliminary study suggests.

Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Runners who run very long distances suffer cartilage damage in their lower joints -- but the cartilage can regenerate, a small study suggests.

Why You Need Flexibility Exercises

SATURDAY, Nov. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility exercises should be part of your regular workouts, an expert says.

Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man's risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests.

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says.

Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One way to serve up a heart-healthy Thanksgiving dinner is to use healthy substitutions in traditional recipes, the American Heart Association advises.

Health Tip: Reward Yourself for Reaching Fitness Goal

(HealthDay News) -- Attaining a fitness goal is a milestone, and you should reward yourself for a job well done.

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The family of National Football League Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced Wednesday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) prior to his death.