SUNDAY, Aug. 2, 2020 -- If you're getting back to a fitness program or gym after spending months in lockdown, be careful not to hurt yourself, a sports medicine expert urges.
"One of the most common reasons people get injured is because they overexert themselves when their level of fitness is not where they want it to be," said Dr. Irvin Sulapas, a primary care sports medicine physician and assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 -- Getting the recommended amount of exercise could cut your risk of early death, a new study indicates.
U.S. government guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity a week. They also suggest adults do moderate or greater intensity muscle-strengthening exercise at least two days a week.
THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- After more than a decade of driving a Boston city bus, Lorene Thomas was exhausted, overweight and depressed.
"Sitting in that seat all the time, I gained weight and had high blood pressure," Thomas said. The 64-year-old also felt traumatized after several scary incidents, including being threatened by a man with a knife.
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Swimming and summer are practically synonymous, but getting sick from bacteria in lakes, rivers and the ocean can spoil the fun, U.S. health officials warn.
Since 2009, nearly 120 disease outbreaks in 31 states have been tied to untreated recreational water. But being aware of potential harms and taking precautions can help keep you healthy while you cool off, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.