Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are more sedentary than those without the disorder, but they're fully capable of being more active, a small study suggests.

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

(HealthDay News) -- Hitting the gym or going for a run are great ways to exercise, but there are lots of other ways to burn calories.

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

SATURDAY, Sept. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes hitting the playing fields this fall should be reminded that aches and pains might signal an undiagnosed sports injury, experts say.

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests.

Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy

(HealthDay News) -- If you're toning up or striving to lose a few extra pounds, working out with a partner or friend can make the job easier and more fun.

Study: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors May Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Five recommended health behaviors may prevent four out of five heart attacks in men, a new study suggests.

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.