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Stroke 'more likely' with long hours

<b>People working long hours are more likely to have a stroke, according to analysis of more than half a million people.</b><p>The data, published in the Lancet medical journal, showed the chance of a stroke increased beyond the traditional 9am to 5pm.<p>The link is uncertain, but theories include a stressful …

Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

<b>Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.</b><p>The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.<p>The authors, writing in the British Journal …

Strokes rising among people of working age, warns charity

<b>There has been a worrying rise in the number of working-age men and women having strokes, a charity has warned.</b><p>In England in 2014 there were 6,221 hospital admissions for men aged 40-54 - a rise of 1,961 on 14 years earlier, a Stroke Association study shows.<p>Experts said unhealthy lifestyles were …

Palm 'holds secrets of future health'

<b>The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.</b><p>A trial on nearly 140,000 people in 14 countries, published in the Lancet, suggests grip strength is better than blood pressure at predicting risk.<p>The international research team said …

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

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Depression: 'Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise'

<b>A mindfulness-based therapy could offer a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a Lancet report suggests.</b><p>Scientists tested it against anti-depressant pills for people at risk of relapse and found it worked just as well.<p>The therapy trains people to focus their minds and …

The Best Fitness Wearables for Summer

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This guide has been updated with our selections for 2017.<p>With all the robust technology around to cheerlead you to activity (one step, …

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

<b>Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.</b><p>The team at Duke University, in the US, showed immune cells which start attacking nutrients in the brain may be a trigger for the disease.<p>They say their findings could open up new avenues of …

Being overweight 'reduces dementia risk'

<b>Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.</b><p>The researchers admit they were surprised by the findings, which run contrary to current health advice.<p>The analysis of nearly two million British people, in the Lancet Diabetes …

What You May Not Know About Muscle Soreness

You just crushed a really hard workout. You upped the load of your training, or you stepped out of your routine and tried a new activity. You feel …

Exercise

Ubisoft's tablet video game combats lazy eye condition

<b>Ubisoft has announced it is working on a video game to combat an eye disorder that can cause reduced vision.</b><p>Dig Rush is designed to be played on tablets by people diagnosed as having Amblyopia - also known as "lazy eye".<p>The condition affects an estimated one in 50 children, according to the NHS, …

Why Heavy Weights Aren’t the Only Way to Build Size and Strength

Lifting lighter loads may be just as advantageous, researchers say<p>If you want to grow big, you must lift big. At least that’s what gym-goers have always been told.<p>But training with lighter weights may also help you build substantial muscle size and strength, found a meta-analysis of 13 studies …

US panel backs low-meat diet for helping planet

<b>Americans should eat a diet higher in plants, fruits and grains because it is healthier and has a lower environmental impact, a US panel has said.</b><p>The report by medical and nutrition experts will be considered in the US dietary guidelines which determine school lunches to food package …

Almond-Honey Power Bar Recipe

By: Susan<p>I couldn't get the unsweetened cereal, so I used Kashi's Go Lean Original Cereal which has a shameful 8 g of sugars per serving. I cut out …

Breakfast

88 Low-Calorie Snacks That Fill You Up

We’ve all been there: hunger striking before dinnertime, a sudden craving for something sweet, the need for a quick energy boost before working out. …

Healthy Eating

Fat map: largest genetic blueprint of obesity revealed

<b>Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others.</b><p>The team scoured DNA libraries of more than 300,000 people, constructing the largest-ever genetic map of obesity.<p>Looking for consistent patterns they found a …

Driverless car review launched by UK government

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Get Fit @ Work: How the Standing Desk Can Improve Your Health

The standing-desk craze had only just arrived in 2011 when things started getting a little weird. First came the clunkier “treadmill” desk, followed …

Mayo Clinic

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'

<b>Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers.</b><p>The team at the University of Birmingham showed performance times varied by 26% throughout the day.<p>Early risers reached their athletic peak around lunchtime, while …

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

<b>A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.</b><p>All of the types of medication in question are drugs that have an "anticholinergic" effect.<p>Experts say people should not panic or stop taking their …

The Bodyweight Workout That Builds Strong Legs

Anthony J. Yeung, C.S.C.S.

War hero's Ben Parkinson's pioneering brain treatment

Paratrooper Ben Parkinson was the most seriously injured British serviceman in Afghanistan to survive his wounds after losing both legs above the knee, breaking his back and sustaining brain injuries after a bomb explosion in 2006.<p>Doctors told the lance bombardier from Doncaster that he would never …

Home Gym Products 2015

How to Perform a Perfect Squat

Our fitness expert reveals the truth about squatting as deep as possible<p>“Only Siths deal in absolutes,” is my go-to quote from my favorite movie, <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>That’s because—unlike another money line from that film, “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for”—I constantly consider the quote in my day …

How to Prevent Your Body from Aching During a Long Plane Flight

Please direct your attention to this article for an important fitness announcement.<p>Traveling can be a huge pain in the neck—and the back, legs, and, well, you know. What sucks even more about soreness caused by sitting in the upright position is that, unlike post-workout muscle soreness, it’s a …

Exercise advice unrealistic, say experts

<b>Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue that doctors should sometimes advise small increases in activity instead.</b><p>They warn the 150-minute weekly target is beyond the reach of some people - particularly older individuals.<p>And striving to reach these goals could mean the …

The Stranger-Than-Fiction Way to Cheat Fatigue

In an until-recently classified report funded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence, researchers revealed something remarkable: you can reap enormous performance gains by altering your perception of effort—and anyone can do it.<p>Historically, scientists and athletes have thought of the stress that leads to …