Researchers have long known that type 2 diabetes and depression often go hand in hand. However, it’s been unclear which condition develops first in patients who end up with both. Now, a new study led by Johns Hopkins doctors suggests that this chicken-and-egg problem has a dual answer
Would you like to know how you can assist clients who are dealing with cancer-related fatigue? Simply help them keep moving, with their doctor’s clearance. According to a study published recently in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2008; ), “cancer-related fatigue is now recognized as an important symptom associated with cancer and its treatment.” However, when researchers an...
Experts often tout the benefits of regular exercise for healthy, active women during pregnancy. But what happens to the fetus during physical activity? A pilot study in The FASEB Journal (2008; 22 , 3), published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, has found that women aren’t the only ones to benefit from a workout.
Have you ever wondered if the effects of strength training differ between men and women, and among people of various races? Researchers in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland sought to determine whether specific groups benefited more from strength training. The findings, printed in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2008; 40 , 669–76)...
Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts advocate massage for enhancing resistance exercise performance. Some people cite improved circulation and lymphatic drainage as factors in efficient recovery. A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2008; 22 , 575–82) suggests that rest may offer greater benefits than massage.
Yang charted happiness across age and racial groups and found that among 18-year-olds, white women are the happiest, with a 33% probability of being very happy, followed by white men (28%), black women (18%) and black men (15%). Differences vanish over time, however, as happiness increases. Black men and black women have just more than a 50% chance of being very happy by their late 80s, while white men and white women are close behind.
As Americans become increasingly interested in the preventive and therapeutic benefits of alternative and complementary medicine, researchers are responding by attempting to quantify the role of yoga in the treatment and prevention of specific diseases and health conditions.
What do the following acts have in
choosing the healthy items at the breakfast
buffet and ignoring the pastries and fried food
smiling and saying, “Let’s see if I can help
you with that,” when an angry client blows a minor issue into a major complaint
sticking to a budget, even after your initial
enthusiasm for impro...