Latest Exertion Stories

Car + TV = Heart Attack?
2012-01-11 14:11:03

Got a Car? How about a television?... If you answered yes to both of these questions, then according to a new international study published on Wednesday you´re 27% more likely to suffer a heart attack than your low-tech compatriots. But more importantly, the study–which examined almost 30,000 people across 52 countries–showed that a little exercise can go a long way in reducing heart failure. I know. Surprise, surprise. Every third grader knows that, right?...

2009-07-16 13:50:00

OU studies benefit of Wii boxing; other video sports Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have found that playing active video games can be as effective for children as moderate exercise. The findings appear this week in the journal Pediatrics from the American Academy of Pediatrics. While OU pediatricians don't recommend children stop playing outside or exercising, the research shows that active video games offer a great alternative to moderate exercise for many...

2009-06-09 20:58:38

U.S. researchers were surprised to find study participants sleeping less on days they exercised. Lead study author Dr. Arn Eliasson of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington says results of the study were the opposite of their expectations. Quality of sleep did not improve after days of increased exertion and sleep efficiency did not vary according to the amount of exertion during the day, the study said. It has long been recommended, even championed, that getting exercise is part of...

2009-06-08 11:43:05

 According to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday, June 8 at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, days with increased activity were followed by nights with lower total sleep time (TST), while nights with lower TST were followed by increased activities during the next day.Results indicated that total sleep time increased by an average of 42 minutes a night only after days with low activity. In related findings, increased...

2006-01-16 10:28:17

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study provide more evidence that engaging in regular physical activity before and during pregnancy reduces a woman's risk developing pregnancy-induced diabetes (a.k.a. gestational diabetes). A lack of exercise may be one of the few modifiable risk factors for gestational diabetes, which affects upwards of 7 percent of pregnancies and is associated with harmful effects on the fetus and mother-to-be, according to the authors of the study in the...

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