In the News: Exercise Cures Chemo-Fatigue, Chrissy Teigen Speaks Out About Postpartum Depression, Study Finds Cardio Trumps Weight Training

Exercise helps patients with cancer-induced fatigue. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, research has shown that exercise helps cancer sufferers reduce fatigue brought on by the disease and the subsequent treatment. In fact, exercise has shown to be more effective in boosting energy than most medications which purport to do the same. While it may sound strange to say exercising can help those who are too tired to move, a brief walk can do a world of good. Here are eight more ways to get more steps in your day. (NBC)

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her postpartum battle. Chrissy Teigen is known to so many as a bubbly, happy person who spends her days cooking and eating delicious foods and going to glamorous events with her talented husband John Legend. What many don’t know is that she was secretly dealing with depression and anxiety following the birth of her baby girl, Luna, this past April. In a recent essay for Glamour magazine, Teigen described the exhuastion and physical agony she experienced behind the scenes, afraid to tell anyone how she felt and be labeled selfish or weak. In reality, 1 out of 9 women experience postpartum depression, making it much more common than many of us realize. Thanks to this public essay, many people currently struggling with this condition can feel safe to share their symptoms and get the help they need. Another famous figure, Marie Osmond, also struggled with postpartum depression. Hear her story today. (GLAMOUR)

Fitness study finds cardio more effective than strength training. In the largest study of its kind, Duke University researchers monitored 119 overweight people over the course of eight months to determine which weight loss method yielded the best results: cardio or weight training. They found that the cardio group won by a landslide. The cardio group lost four pounds while the strength training group gained two. While that gain was linked to lean muscle mass, it didn’t lead to significant fat loss overall. The cardio group lost over 3.5 lbs of fat while the strength training group exercised for 47 minutes more weekly and didn’t lose a single bit of fat. The best results were found in the cardio plus strength training group, which lost the most fat and put on the most lean muscle mass. These findings show that the most effective workout method is a healthy combination of both types of exercise. Want to learn more? Get your fitness fix here. (CNN)