Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just one hour of physical activity a day -- something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride -- may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests.

Exercise May Keep Diabetes in Check During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women can reduce their risk of gestational diabetes -- diabetes during pregnancy -- and lower their blood pressure by exercising as little as three times a week, a new study finds.

Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions are a major risk for high school football players, but new research found that limiting tackling during practices lowered the risk of blows to the head.

Lack of Fitness Second Only to Smoking as Predictor of Early Death: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Poor physical fitness ranks right behind smoking as leading risk factors for an early death, new long-term research suggests.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who exercise just 2.5 hours a week may cut their risk for heart disease by up to 25 percent, a new study suggests.

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds.

'Walking Meetings' May Boost Employee Health, Productivity

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's an idea that might make staff meetings less boring andmore healthful: New research suggests you walk while you talk business.

Health Tip: Get Fit While Watching TV

(HealthDay News) -- You can fit exercise into your daily routine, even while you're watching TV.

Brisk Walking May Help Ward Off Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking may be more effective than jogging in controlling blood sugar levels in people with prediabetes, a new study suggests.

College Linemen Larger Than Ever, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Offensive linemen who play college football -- even at small Division III schools -- are getting bigger than ever, a new study shows.