Doctors withhold life-saving exercise advice from 69% of bowel cancer patients

Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the English National Health Service (NHS) in 2010 and 2011 were given a survey in 2013 titled “Living with and Beyond Colorectal Cancer.” Over 15,000 respondents gave complete data for the study. The survey was focused on physical activity and questioned patients about their activity levels after diagnosis and…

Bankers ditching boozy dinners for gyms

In the basement exercise room of Swerve Fitness’ new Midtown outpost, financial-services up-and-comers James Green, 26, and Brent Craft, 30, both Manhattan residents, pump their legs on stationary bikes — while squeezing in a bit of business. “This is an efficient way to network, socialize and get your exercise,” says Green. “There’s a sense of friendly…

Exercises focused on engaging core, pelvic floor helping moms get in shape

Mothers everywhere mostly agree that any negative side effect associated with pregnancy and childbirth is often forgotten after meeting their newborn for the first time. However, while new moms may mentally be able to forget or block out some of those pains and symptoms, some of the physical affects may last long after childbirth. For…

1 minute of hard exercise as good as 45-minute workout, study says

“Most people cite ‘lack of time’ as the main reason for not being active,” professor of kinesiology Martin Gibala says in a press release. But that’s no longer a valid excuse for not getting in better shape. According to a study published Tuesday in PLOS One, Gibala and fellow researchers have shown that just one…

The longer you can hold a wall squat, the more friends you may have

Having a healthy network of friends can do you a lot of good, but can it also save you from a lot of pain? Researchers reporting in the journal Scientific Reportsseem to think so. They say that one’s ability to tolerate pain can actually predict the size of one’s social network, and they came to…

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors’ Walking Ability

Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems — including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests. The physical decline associated with atrial fibrillation was equivalent to about four years of aging, the researchers said. “Atrial fibrillation is a serious disease that can…