June 06, 2014: Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?
Children who are physically fit might do better with reading, language skills, researchers report

May 28, 2014: U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report
Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

May 23, 2014: Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds
Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

May 16, 2014: Health Tip: Exercise for Stress Relief
Get aerobic activity regularly

May 12, 2014: Fitness May Help Older Men With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
Seniors with high fitness levels had half the risk of dying, finds study

April 30, 2014: Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?
Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

April 30, 2014: Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study
Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

April 24, 2014: More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients
Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

April 04, 2014: Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study
Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

April 01, 2014: Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find
New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor

March 24, 2014: When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow
Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

March 21, 2014: Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet
Shooting hoops beats watching 'March Madness' when it comes to your health, expert says

March 05, 2014: Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
Change factors like exercise while you can, Finnish researchers advise

February 25, 2014: Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

February 22, 2014: Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success
Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

January 17, 2014: Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

January 09, 2014: Health Tip: Don't Think of Exercise as a Chore
Engage in activities that you enjoy

January 08, 2014: Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later
Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

January 03, 2014: Get Fit Before You Hit the Slopes
Endurance training cuts chances of falls, injuries, sports medicine doc says

November 22, 2013: Health Tip: Stay Fit in Your 30s
And avoid risk factors for heart attack and stroke

November 19, 2013: Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows
Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

November 18, 2013: Could Elite Athletes Have Lower Risk for Diabetes?
Small study of Finnish men found protective effect, especially with endurance sports

November 18, 2013: Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients
Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

October 31, 2013: Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?
Small study found cardiac changes, but they were reversible and less likely with proper training

October 07, 2013: U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens
Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

September 17, 2013: 2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says
Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

September 12, 2013: College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster
Study of NCAA athletes found speed, jumping power changed little over 4-year careers

September 04, 2013: Vigorous Exercise May Lessen Young Men's Risk of Epilepsy
Those with high fitness level 79 percent less likely to be diagnosed with disorder later in life, study suggests

August 22, 2013: Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

July 25, 2013: Breathalyzer Device Tells You When Your Workout Is Burning Fat
Paired with smartphone, prototype device helps gauge weight-loss success, developers say

July 25, 2013: Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men
In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

July 18, 2013: Your Smartphone May Be Making You Fat
Heavy use tied to sedentary lifestyle, less fitness in study of college students

July 12, 2013: With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency
No matter how they spread out 150 minutes of activity, study participants showed similar disease risk

July 08, 2013: Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism
Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

July 02, 2013: Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study
Fit 18-year-olds less likely to take their own lives as adults

June 28, 2013: South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Stay Healthy: Study
Researchers in Scotland compared their risk of diabetes to that of white men

May 31, 2013: Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun
Latest technology lets you jog along with zombies, bulls and race cars

May 29, 2013: And America's Fittest City Is...
New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas

May 23, 2013: Statins May Hamper Workout Results
Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

May 16, 2013: Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

May 15, 2013: Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says
It's never too late to start, researchers find

May 02, 2013: Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots
Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

April 30, 2013: Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit
Begin a regular tennis match

April 19, 2013: Health Tip: Resolve to Meet Your Exercise Goals
Make them realistic and attainable

April 12, 2013: Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes
Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

April 11, 2013: Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage
Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

March 01, 2013: Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health
But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

February 22, 2013: Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors
Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

February 19, 2013: Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

February 17, 2013: Fitness Experts Dispel Common Exercise Myths
Sad to say, walking doesn't really burn as many calories as running