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Gadgets to Help Keep You Motivated and in Shape

Gadgets to Help Keep You Motivated and in ShapeJohn Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It used to be that picking a TV or a laptop was one of the hardest tech buying decisions you'd make -- and when it came time to pick up a less-common gadget, like one that could improve your health and fitness, there'd...

Study: Exercise and Meditation May Help Reduce Respiratory Infections

Study: Exercise and Meditation May Help Reduce Respiratory InfectionsULTRA F/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study suggests that regular meditation or exercise may help reduce acute respiratory infections, Health Day reports. Researchers compared the preventative effects of moderate exercise and mindful meditation on the ...

Study Says Cutting Couch and TV Time Could Bump Up Life Expectancy

Study Says Cutting Couch and TV Time Could Bump Up Life ExpectancyGeorge Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Getting regular exercise is obviously an important part of staying healthy. But what about what we do with the rest of our time? A new study suggests that the time we all spend sitting is taking years off ...

Unlocking Emotional Issues May Be Key to Extreme Weight Loss

Unlocking Emotional Issues May Be Key to Extreme Weight LossABC/CRAIG SJODIN(NEW YORK) -- Chris Powell, the man who orchestrates each jaw-dropping weight transformation on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, says his secret as a hard-charging trainer has less to do with exercising people's bodies...

How to Keep the Weight off as Your Metabolism Changes

How to Keep the Weight off as Your Metabolism ChangesGetty ImagesBy DIANE HENDERIKS, Health Contributor, ABC News Good Morning America(NEW YORK) -- Do you find yourself thinking, “I used to be able to eat anything and everything and not gain a pound?”  If so, what happened?First and fore...

Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer RiskJupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In addition to keeping hearts healthy and bones strong, there's another reason why women may want to exercise regularly -- a new study published in the journal Cancer found a link between physical activity and redu...

Health Study: Outdoor Active Teenagers are Happier than Non Active Teens

Health Study: Outdoor Active Teenagers are Happier than Non Active TeensStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)-- A study published in the July issue of Pediatrics from 2004 to 2009 in Australia has found that teens who participate in more moderate-to-vigorous outdoor activities are more healthier and sociable than their peers who ...

Staying Fit Can Mean More Money in Your Paycheck

Staying Fit Can Mean More Money in Your PaycheckJupiterimages/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Everyone knows exercising is good for your health, but what few of us may realize is that it's also good for your pocketbook.According to Vasilios Kosteas, the lead author of a new study out of Cleveland State Uni...

Man Loses 370 Pounds the Old-Fashioned Way

Man Loses 370 Pounds the Old-Fashioned WayAshley DeFisher/Courtesy of Neil Burns(NEW YORK) -- In 2010, Neil Burns weighed a whopping 680 pounds.  Too tired to go about his daily life because of his size and with his eating habits spiraling out of control, the 44-year-old father from Richm...

Study: Spend Less Time on the Couch and You’ll Eat Less Junk Food

Study: Spend Less Time on the Couch and You’ll Eat Less Junk FoodiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Getting off of the couch will mean less time eating junk food, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine randomly assi...

Secret to Kate Middleton’s Figure Revealed?

Secret to Kate Middleton’s Figure Revealed?Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton has stolen the spotlight in recent red carpet appearances by showing up in sexier, more daring gowns and sky-high heels that show off her slim, toned figure.Now British media are reporting they’ve...

Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss

Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight LossABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen has revamped her diet and lost 30 pounds, she told the co-hosts of The View Monday.Monday’s episode, which took a look at increasing American obesity rates, was titled “The Fat Show...

Women Are More Likely to Exercise If It Feels Like Play, Not Work

Women Are More Likely to Exercise If It Feels Like Play, Not WorkiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Everyone likes to have fun, and a new survey reveals many women would participate in more physical activites if it felt less like work and more like play.The survey commissioned by the American Cancer Society finds 40...

Study: Exercise Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients

Study: Exercise Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer PatientsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study finds that exercise can improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients, Health Day reports. Researchers from the University of Miami examined the exercise levels and mental and physical health of ...

"Drop Dead Healthy": Is the Perfect Healthy Lifestyle Possible?

"Drop Dead Healthy": Is the Perfect Healthy Lifestyle Possible?Michael Cogliantry(NEW YORK) -- There are thousands of diet and exercise studies for how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle: Don't eat that, drink more of this, run hard for this length of time, etcetera. The tips constantly change when new st...

Study: Diet and Exercise Beats Pills, Fads

Study: Diet and Exercise Beats Pills, FadsGoodshoot/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Surprise!  Eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising helps obese Americans lose more weight than those who turn to diet fads and pills, according to a new study.Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ce...

How Do Congressmen Stay Fit?

How Do Congressmen Stay Fit?United States Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Congressman Aaron Schock, R-Ill., known for his rock-hard, washboard abs he flaunted on the cover of Men’s Health, used campaign funds to buy P90X fitness DVDs, according to a report released by the non-profi...

Too Few Kids Getting Outdoors with Mom or Dad

Too Few Kids Getting Outdoors with Mom or DadiStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Nearly half of all U.S. preschool-age children don’t get outdoors at least once a day for parent-supervised playtime, researchers reported Monday, causing concern among experts who say early exercise habits coul...

Orgasm With Exercise Is Real, Study Says

Orgasm With Exercise Is Real, Study SaysFogStock/Thinkstock(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) -- Some women don't need a lover or sexual fantasy to experience sexual pleasure or even orgasm.  As a new study suggests, exercise can do the trick.For years, fitness and women's magazines have touted the ap...

Vigorous Exercise May Delay Pregnancy; But Not for Overweight, Obese

Vigorous Exercise May Delay Pregnancy; But Not for Overweight, ObeseHemera/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Fertility experts say exercise is important, buy maybe not how you'd expect. Women trying to get pregnant should ease up on working out, new study findings published in the journal Fertility and Sterility say. The stud...
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