Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.

Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are trying to learn more about a condition called sickle cell trait, which can cause sudden death in young athletes.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia -- even late in life, according to new research.

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research.

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians.

Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout

(HealthDay News) -- Circuit training workouts involve moving between a number of cardio and strengthening exercise areas without resting. Proponents say these workouts burn calories quickly and help fight boredom.

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests.

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trading the gas pedal for foot power or bike power to get to your job can also improve your mental health, British researchers report.

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests.