Skinny self-image, heavy workouts in adolescence are warning signs, study shows: 22 percent of young men, 5 percent of young women engage in ‘disordered eating’ to bulk up

Adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors, say researchers led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. The researchers found that 22 percent of males and 5 percent of females ages 18-to-24 exhibit these disordered eating behaviors, which are defined as including at least one of the […]

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Why Your Workouts Could Be Killing Your Sex Drive

Your glutes are perky, your abs are toned and your legs have never looked better – but your libido is pretty much AWOL. As surprising new research says too much training can kill desire, it’s time to ask if your sweat sessions are an inadvertent shortcut to celibacy. It’s tricky to put a price on feeling, and looking, your fittest. A set of one-on-one […]

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Body composition shown to affect energy spent standing versus sitting: Findings support increased standing time as a simple way to boost energy expenditure

A person’s body composition could influence the difference between the amount of energy they spend while sitting versus standing, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Conducted by Francisco J. Amaro-Gahete of the University of Granada, Spain, and colleagues, this work adds to mounting evidence that more energy is expended while standing than while sitting or […]

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Physical activity in preschool years can affect future heart health

Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to new research from McMaster University, where scientists followed the activity levels of hundreds of preschoolers over a period of years. They found that physical activity in children as young as three years old benefits blood vessel health, cardiovascular fitness and is key to […]

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After Breaking Up with Her Cheating Boyfriend, This Woman Lost Almost Half Her Size

Watch the full episode of How We Lost 100 Lbs.! streaming now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. Kristen McLaughlin was an active kid. She played three sports throughout high school, which helped her “balance out my eating.” But that all changed when she “became sedentary” in college — and found herself stuck in a complicated, 5-year relationship. “I […]

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Home-schoolers see no added health risks over time: Better sleep, diet habits help counter shortfalls in formal exercise

Years of home-schooling don’t appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study. A report by Rice kinesiology lecturer Laura Kabiri and colleagues in the Oxford University Press journal Health Promotion International puts forth evidence that the amount of time a student spends in home school is “weakly or not at all related to multiple […]

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Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces experienced by cells in joints during exercise prevent cartilage degradation by suppressing the action of inflammatory molecules which cause osteoarthritis. The study, published in the journal Osteoarthritis and […]

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Replacing sitting time with physical activity associated with lower risk of death

For those who get the least amount of physical activity, replacing a half hour of sitting time with physical activity was associated with up to a nearly 50% reduction in mortality, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, suggests that replacing modest amounts of sitting time with […]

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Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that increased levels of hormones including testosterone could cause a brain condition that can lead to blindness in women. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension — also known as IIH — is caused by high pressure in the brain with consequences from blindness to incapacitating daily long-term headaches. IIH was originally identified over 100 […]

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Issa Rae Says She Gained ‘New Money Weight’ After First Finding Success

Issa Rae says she struggled to find a healthy routine that worked for her busy lifestyle. In the April issue of Women’s Health magazine, the 34-year-old Insecure star revealed that she learned to make time for working out after gaining a little weight. Before landing her own HBO show, Rae first found fame with her popular YouTube series The Misadventures […]

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