- Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's Updated: Sep-01-15 4:06 am
WASHINGTON - One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
- Newark holds '24 Hours of Peace' amid surge in violence Updated: Aug-29-15 5:43 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Yoga devotees and hip-hop music fans were among the thousands who flooded several blocks of New Jersey's largest city on Saturday with the hopes of creating a cease-fire against the city's spike in gun violence.
- Getting kids interested in fruits, vegetables Updated: Aug-29-15 2:09 am
GREELEY, Colorado - When a farmer offered her a bag of baby carrots at the Greeley Farmers Market, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elizabeth Shaw wasn't interested. Her father, Jon, offered her a tiny, ripe tomato, but she turned her head. It wasn't until he flashed a bright orange bell pepper and knelt to the little girl's level that Elizabeth's curiosity peaked. Her big brown eyes widened and her little fingers carefully reached out toward the vegetable, as if it might bite.
- Healthy eating helps NFL players achieve fitness goals Updated: Aug-25-15 2:57 am
PHILADELPHIA - Long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and banned junk food in favor of personalized smoothies, fitness experts have been helping NFL players get bigger, stronger and faster by changing their eating habits.
- Officials look to move betting machines back to race track Updated: Aug-23-15 3:47 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - An eastern Idaho horse racing track has folded on trying to keep its lucrative betting machines off-site after months of defending the legality of the machines' location.
- U of SC, local groups team to improve access to healthy food Updated: Aug-19-15 4:28 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The University of South Carolina's school of public health and its medical school are teaming up with community organizations to help people get increased access to fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.
- Jogger who sued Lincoln after sidewalk fall loses Updated: Aug-18-15 9:25 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A jogger who blamed Lincoln officials after falling on an uneven sidewalk has lost her lawsuit against the city.
- Yoga classes offered on lawn of Illinois' Old State Capitol Updated: Aug-17-15 5:53 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Old State Capitol in Springfield is starting regular yoga classes on its south lawn.
- 2016 hopefuls hit the gym, try to skip pie on campaign trail Updated: Aug-17-15 3:44 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat."
- Exercise classes in Salina benefit people with arthritis Updated: Aug-16-15 2:04 pm
SALINA, Kansas - When Larry Plaggerman was 59, he ran the Boston Marathon.
- Medicaid offers nutrition counseling to combat obesity in SC Updated: Aug-15-15 11:10 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Poor, obese South Carolinians covered by Medicaid can get help slimming down through nutritional counseling sessions aimed at stemming chronic and costly health problems.
- Ohio mermaid gives joy to curious children Updated: Aug-15-15 9:29 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The children swarmed the mermaid in the shallow water, poking her scales and touching her silver-and-orange tail.
- Cape Cod race lets runners compete virtually from treadmills Updated: Aug-14-15 8:43 pm
FALMOUTH, Massachusetts - While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this weekend, an additional 100 are planning to compete from the comfort of their home or gym.
- Wisconsin fitness equipment maker fined $3M over defects Updated: Aug-14-15 7:49 pm
COTTAGE GROVE, Wisconsin - The Consumer Product Safety Commission has fined a Wisconsin fitness equipment maker $3 million for failing to report defects in its machines.
- Kentucky teenager killed moving heavy football equipment Updated: Aug-13-15 8:29 pm
HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky - A western Kentucky teenager has died after being hit in the head by a piece of football equipment on a practice field where he was helping move it.
- First lady's healthy kids director understands good eating Updated: Aug-13-15 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The new director of Michelle Obama's initiative against childhood obesity knows firsthand the benefits of healthy eating.
- Food banks, pantries find new ways to feed more people Updated: Aug-11-15 3:13 pm
Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn.
- Marietta man pleads guilty to stabbing ex's trainer Updated: Aug-10-15 3:36 pm
MARIETTA, Georgia - A Marietta man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his ex-girlfriend's personal trainer at least six times.
- DeMatha football preps for tough schedule with Bikram yoga Updated: Aug-09-15 9:05 am
RIVERDALE, Maryland - With their heads tilted back and clasped hands pressed under their chins, DeMatha football players let their rhythmic exhalations fall over them in the steamy studio. As the 17 Stags were frozen in meditated form, sweat drizzled down their faces, none finding relief from the five skinny ceiling fans and loud vent recycling the room's 104-degree air.
- Local inventor dreams up gardening robot Updated: Aug-08-15 9:12 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - James Brake was 220 pounds and suffering heart palpitations five years ago when he set out on a journey toward healthy eating.
- Getting fit for free with summer activities at Inner Harbor Updated: Aug-08-15 9:11 am
BALTIMORE - Steven Bruneau figured a kayak could not be much different from a canoe, which he had paddled many times - until he toppled into the Inner Harbor, his boat upside down next to him.
- Jogger to pay $300K for making U-turn in front of cyclist Updated: Aug-06-15 4:34 am
ROANOKE, Virginia - A jogger who abruptly turned around in front of a cyclist on the Roanoke River Greenway has been ordered to pay $300,000.
- Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out Updated: Aug-05-15 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats - if the food industry gets its way.
- Review: Stand-alone gadgets trump all-in-one devices Updated: Aug-05-15 7:49 am
NEW YORK - When Apple announced new iPod music players a few weeks ago, many people asked why anyone would need iPods when smartphones can play music and more. I had that question myself - until I remembered I've been carrying an iPod almost every day, mostly for my runs.
- Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools Updated: Aug-03-15 2:19 am
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Maryland - Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children.