Active babies may have lower obesity risk later

Infants who spend less time moving in their first year may have greater risk of obesity later. "Even in infancy it's important for children to move freely."

Barbara Benham-Johns Hopkins | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Can 1 protein deliver the benefits of exercise without moving?

A protein called Sestrin can mimic the benefits of exercise, research with flies on treadmills shows. The finding could help people with muscle wasting.

U. Michigan | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Kids with and without disabilities play together in iGYM

Check out this video to see kids with and without disabilities on the same court competing against each other in a new game called iGYM.

Bernie DeGroat-Michigan | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

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More body fat may hamper thinking as you age

In a new study, people in middle age who had higher amounts of fat in their mid-section had worse fluid intelligence as they got older.

Whitney Baxter-Iowa State | Dec. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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After exercise, signs in the blood may signal heart attack chances

Certain cells in the blood after exercise could signal which patients with coronary artery disease are most at risk for heart attack and other problems.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory | Dec. 5, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Extra protein probably doesn’t benefit everybody

Eating more protein than the daily recommendations indicate probably won't do anything for you—unless you're losing weight or building muscle.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Invasive surgery isn’t worth it for all heart disease patients

"For patients with severe but stable heart disease who don't want to undergo these invasive procedures, these results are very reassuring..."

Tracie White-Stanford | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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What makes older people stick with fitness trackers?

Activity trackers can be a great motivator for older folks moving, but connection, rather than competition, is key for them to stick with it.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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‘Sit less, move more’ may ease hip fracture risk for postmenopausal women

Even light intenstity activity, like walking, yardwork, or household chores can lower the risk of hip fractures for postmenopausal women, researchers say.

David Hill-Buffalo | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Activity trackers predict 5-year death risk better than smoking

For older adults, wearable activity trackers "outperformed well-established mortality risk factors such as age, cancer, diabetes, and smoking,"

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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