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2014-05-20 12:33:32

The 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card goes global for the first time TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - For the first time, the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card looks at how Canadian child and youth physical activity stacks up against 14 other countries. The Report Card, released by Active Healthy Kids Canada in partnership with ParticipACTION and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute's Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (CHEO-HALO), reveals...

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...

2013-03-13 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...

2012-03-28 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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.