Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream for Exercise Buffs

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rock climbing is no longer just for extreme sports athletes and thrill-seeking daredevils. With hundreds of indoor climbing facilities across the United States — plus climbing walls in local athletic clubs, sporting goods stores and even cruise ships — this fun activity continues to grow in popularity. Climbing…

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U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After decades of progress, the United States has seen a slowdown in reductions of two major air pollutants, a new study finds. Researchers found that levels of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide — which contribute to the formation of ozone pollution and smog — have not continued the…

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What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years, investigators found that menopause tended to start earlier among those whose diets were heavy in refined carbs. In contrast, menopause tended to begin later among those…

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No One-Size-Fits-All for Hydrating During Sports

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Waiting until you’re thirsty to drink during sports could lead to dehydration and poorer performance, a new study finds. “Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment,” said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science…

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