Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared with those of similar weight, people who underwent one of four types of weight loss surgery … Read more

How to use a single dumbbell for a total-body workout

Editor’s Note: Dana Santas, known as the “Mobility Maker,” is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of the book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.” CNN — When you think about working out with dumbbells, you probably picture using a set of two, one in … Read more

A few minutes of brisk activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider before starting a workout program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do daily — walking from room to room, preparing a presentation at your desk, running up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry or taking a jog around the … Read more

Should you exercise when sleep deprived? Experts weigh in

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider if you have chronic sleep loss and also prior to starting a workout program. CNN — It’s the end of another long day at the office after a poor night’s sleep. As usual, you’re exhausted, yet you want to stop at the gym on the way … Read more

Intermittent fasting may not be as helpful for losing weight as once thought, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Adulthood, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has tips to help you make more informed decisions around personal finance, career, wellness and personal connections. CNN — Are snacks before bed your vice? Or do you prefer to wait a few hours after you wake up to eat? The timing of … Read more

Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the impact is easy, study shows

CNN — Sure, you’ve heard the dangers of sitting all day, but with most jobs there isn’t much you can do about it, right? Not according to a new study, which looked into the impacts of prolonged sitting. Five minutes of light walking every half hour can help alleviate some of the increased risk that … Read more