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Couch Potato Generation - Kids Need More Exercise
2012-08-21 07:45:59

Video: Couch Potato Syndrome Is A Big Health Problem For Kids Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Playing video games while sitting for hour upon hour. Watching television without getting up for exercises breaks. These are just a few examples related to “couch potato syndrome.” Interesting enough, a recent survey by the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System recently found that “not enough exercise” is listed as the top health concern...

2012-08-20 11:52:42

New research shows that people who have bariatric surgery to treat obesity report an overall improvement in quality of life issues after surgery, from their relationships to their medical conditions. Arizona State University researchers will present their findings at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Obesity is an epidemic in the United States with more than one-third of adults over age 20 classified as obese. Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common...

Obesity Treatment Online Programs Show Promise
2012-08-17 11:42:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Computer and internet-based weight management plans are becoming a cost-effective approach to treating overweight or obese people, with the potential to have a major impact on general public health. Being overweight or obese can increase a person's risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other chronic medical and health conditions. The World Health Organization predicts that the number of obese and overweight...

2012-08-16 00:44:21

Children who spend more than three-quarters of their time engaging in sedentary behaviour, such as watching TV and sitting at computers, have up to nine times poorer motor coordination than their more active peers, reveals a study published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The study, involving Portuguese children, found that physical activity alone was not enough to overcome the negative effect of sedentary behaviour on basic motor coordination skills such as walking, throwing or...

2012-08-15 01:22:58

Increase in the prevalence of overweight among German children calculated precisely for the first time Scientists working with Professor Dr. Dr. Perikles Simon, head of the Sports Medicine Division of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany, suggest in the light of recent analyses that German children gain weight soon after entering elementary school. From birth up to the age of five years, today's children's weight development is nearly identical to those from twenty years...

Obesity In America - How Does Your State Measure Up
2012-08-14 08:12:06

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fast food and inactivity are just a few of the factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the U.S. A new study looked at the obesity trend in different states. Based on a new government survey by Trust for America´s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 12 states have very high obesity rates. In particular the Body Mass Index (BMI), compiled with a person´s height and weight, helps...

States With Tough School-Nutrition Laws Show Slimmer Kids
2012-08-13 11:19:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The war on childhood obesity has just received a big helping hand. New federal nutrition standards are going into effect this year at schools all across the country curbing sales of junk foods and sugary drinks in an effort to help keep America´s children slim and trim. The new regulations require all schools to meet strict standards in order to get federal meal reimbursements. Many schools are overhauling their lunch menu...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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