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2014-04-07 08:25:03

ParticipACTION's third annual Sneak It In Week inspires Canadians to move more at work TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian adults spend 9.5 hours per day - almost 70 per cent of their waking hours - being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting at work, or in cars commuting to and from work. But, it's time to beware of the chair. Excessive time spent sitting increases the risk of diabetes and heart attack, and causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, sore backs and...

2013-05-21 04:21:01

Active Healthy Kids Canada Releases 2013 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With a steady rise in the use of the car, and a strong decline in kids getting to and from school and after school activities on their own steam, we have to ask ourselves: are we driving our kids to unhealthy habits? The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, released today, reports that many Canadian...

2013-03-13 18:04:51

Despite overwhelming evidence about the benefits of physical activity for children, most American youngsters are not meeting the federal recommendation of 60 minutes a day. A new study by a team of University of Tennessee researchers has identified specific ways–and estimated minutes for each approach–that can help children achieve the recommended daily physical activity goal. The results of various approaches, ranging from mandatory physical education in school to changes...

2012-11-26 08:23:49

Active Healthy Kids Canada releases its official position on active video games TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Active video games - also known as "exergames" - are often presented as a possible solution to getting kids to move more; however, following a rigorous scientific review, Active Healthy Kids Canada - and its strategic partners the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO) and ParticipACTION...

2012-06-29 02:23:42

GREENWICH, Conn., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- North Castle Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in consumer product and service businesses that promote Health, Wellness, and Active Living, announced today that it has completed the sale of Cascade Helmets Holdings, Inc. ("Cascade"), the leading manufacturer and distributor of lacrosse helmets and eyewear, to Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX: BAU) for a purchase price of US$64 million. Cascade is the leading...

2012-05-09 06:26:28

ATLANTA, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six organizations and one person are recipients of the Pioneering Innovation Award for their work in advancing policies and environmental strategies to prevent and control obesity. The awards were given last night at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Weight of the Nation( )Conference in Washington, D.C. The award recipients were recognized in the categories of systems change, community mobilization, game changer,...

2012-03-28 08:48:00

In response to an urgent call from public health, health care, child care, and fitness practitioners, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), with assistance from multiple partners, has developed two important sets of guidelines directed at improving the health and activity levels of infants and toddlers. The Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years (aged 0-4 years) and the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years (aged 0-4 years) are presented...

2011-09-30 07:00:00

Walking to school is the first step in creating a healthy future for our region. BikeWalkKC is helping schools across the region celebrate walking to school. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 October is International Walk to School Month and October 5, 2011 is International Walk to School Day. Join BikeWalkKC and thousands of local children as they celebrate walking to school as a healthy way to start their day. Students will form walking school buses and bike trains and will...

2010-06-15 14:24:56

New public health research by a Purdue University professor could help shed light on how the environment can influence physical activity, especially when it comes to where people live. "We are not just measuring physical activity, but we are linking it to a location using small activity monitors and global positioning system devices," said Philip J. Troped, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology. "A better understanding of how neighborhood environments influence people's behaviors...

2009-09-02 14:12:00

EAGAN, Minn., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children safely walking to school, seniors and people with disabilities being able to cross busy streets, employees leaving their car keys behind and biking to work -- these are just some of the reasons why five Minnesota communities and organizations are being honored today with the first-ever "do Active Community Awards." The awards are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) campaign to prevent obesity and other...