(HealthDay News) — A wellness policy is a written document that helps guide a school’s approach to nutrition and physical activity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Including nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold on campus during the school day. Including policies for foods made available for classroom parties. Including…  read on >

(HealthDay News) — Standing desks are the fastest-growing employee benefit in the United States, recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management finds. A standing desk allows you to either stand up or sit while you work at your desk. It can be as simple and inexpensive as placing your computer monitor on top…  read on >

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018Do you feel like you’re stuck in second gear when it comes to exercise? Maybe you just don’t experience the initial thrill of getting in shape anymore. Just as with dieting, it’s possible to hit a fitness plateau. Here are five ways to re-engage. To rekindle your enthusiasm for your primary fitness…  read on >

MONDAY, March 12, 2018If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you’ll get back in the game faster. First, understand your injury to treat it appropriately. A sprain affects ligaments, the bands of tissue…  read on >

SATURDAY, March 10, 2018Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers. Moreover, these common injuries carry a high risk of re-injury, according to a new study. “Not only are these injuries becoming more prevalent among professional baseball pitchers, but we are also seeing a relatively high…  read on >

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports — such as skiing, tennis and dancing — without worrying that high-impact activities might compromise their new joint, a small, new study finds. The researchers tracked patients for between five and 15 years after knee replacement surgery, known as total knee arthroplasty. They found…  read on >

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018While football is frequently blamed for concussions, a new study shows that it’s also the sport in which athletes are most likely to suffer neck injuries. A neck fracture, commonly referred to as a broken neck, is a break in one or more vertebrae in the upper part of the spine. Neck…  read on >

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018Is your family struggling with overweight or obesity? To lose weight, take a team approach. Studies show that when overweight parents shed pounds, so do their overweight kids. Parents hold the keys to positive behaviors that encourage a healthy weight, from doing the food shopping and cooking to getting kids involved in…  read on >

MONDAY, March 5, 2018Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends. “When people received more posts about exercise, it made them more concerned about their weight — more self-conscious — and that’s not a good thing,” said study co-author Stephen Rains. He’s…  read on >

SUNDAY, March 4, 2018If watching the Winter Olympics made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them, sports medicine experts caution. “The biggest issue we see are people who push too hard when trying something for the first time, and it gets out of control,” said Dr. Jayson Loeffert, a…  read on >