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Exceeding Physical Activity Guidelines Has Health Benefits
2013-12-27 04:13:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who meet or exceed American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity are less likely to die prematurely than those who walk less than guidelines suggest, according to new research appearing in the journal PLoS ONE. According to study author Paul T. Williams of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there are “substantial health benefits” to exceeding the cardiovascular health...

Regular Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
2013-10-04 10:25:12

[ Watch the Video: Walking Away Your Breast Cancer Risks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity can benefit women at any age, and a new study from the American Cancer Society has found that active older women are less likely to get breast cancer than women who do not exercise. Based on a study of almost 74,000 postmenopausal women, ACS researchers found that participants who engaged in an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25...

2013-08-01 23:23:30

ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake monitoring solutions for the global research community, announced today that Dr. David R. Bassett has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake monitoring solutions for the global research community, announced today that Dr. David R. Bassett has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Bassett is a...

2013-07-16 23:29:08

Summertime sports injuries can be a serious concern, particularly for those who haven't kept in shape during the winter months. The sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion have tips for avoiding these troublesome issues. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The weather’s nice, kids are out of school, and everyone is feeling the need for activity. It’s summertime, and, for many, that means it’s time for sports and an increased level of physical fitness. Along with that jump...

2011-10-20 22:45:18

Even though previous studies have been shown the link between regular exercises and improved health the exact dose-response relation remains unclear. Guenther Samitz, researcher in physical activity and public health at the Centre for Sports Sciences and University Sports of the University of Vienna has investigated this relationship with a meta-study representing more than 1.3 million participants. The research project was carried out in collaboration with public health scientists and...

2010-05-21 11:39:45

It may seem intuitive that greater amounts of exercise lead to less obesity, but an Indiana University study has found that this conventional wisdom applies primarily to white women. The findings draw attention not only to racial, ethnic and gender differences regarding exercise but also to the role work can play. In his study involving more than 12,000 people in a nationally representative sample of U.S 20- to 64-year-olds, obesity expert Dong-Chul Seo found that obesity rates in general...

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2010-03-03 07:23:05

Individuals who regain weight should exercise to maintain health benefits of weight loss With the obesity rate rising for American adults and children, health concerns such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are a frequent reality. Although obesity itself is a major risk factor for disease, most of the threat may be associated with a cluster of risk factors called the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Losing weight can improve health and reduce these risk factors, but many people have difficulty...

2009-12-17 14:14:38

Shift work exposures can accelerate metabolic syndrome (MetS) development among the large population of middle-aged males with elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (e-ALT) is a common abnormality of health examinations in middle-aged working populations. It is unavoidable nowadays that a large number of asymptomatic workers with e-ALT may be asked to do rotating shift work on 24 h production lines. In some previous studies, e-ALT and shift work had...


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