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2009-11-16 09:25:00

Active Wii sportsâ“ž¢ video games and some Wii fitâ“ž¢ activities may increase adults' energy expenditure as much as moderately intense exercise, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. The study, funded by Nintendoâ“ž¢, demonstrated that about one-third of the virtual physical activities require an energy expenditure of 3.0 METs or above, considered...

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2009-03-17 11:19:32

3000 steps in 30 minutes 5 times a week The benefits of moderate physical activity to general health and well-being are well known. It is recommended that people engage in 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity, equivalent to 30 minutes each day 5 times a week. Although pedometers are widely used as a physical activity monitoring tool, they are unable to measure activity intensity. Researchers have determined that a rate of at least 100 steps per minute achieves moderate...

2009-02-13 12:39:58

After a heart attack, some people are hesitant about when to resume sex, but U.S. physicians say this is an important topic to discuss with doctors. One of the toughest issues to address with patients is talking about sex, Dr. Cam Patterson, chief of cardiology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, said in a statement. People are understandably reluctant to talk about something so private. But it's really important because there are so many wrong assumptions made. The...

2008-12-04 17:19:04

Most people meet 2008 physical activity guidelines for U.S. adults of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, health officials said. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans also recommends 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said. This report found that overall, 64.5 percent of...

2008-10-08 09:00:08

By Lee Davidson Deseret News Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt says adults would gain substantial health benefits from 2.5 hours a week of moderate aerobic activity, while children need an hour or more of physical activity a day. Leavitt, the former governor of Utah, released on Tuesday new guidelines for activity developed by a 13-member advisory committee he appointed last year to review recent scientific research about physical activity and health. "The evidence is...

2008-10-08 06:00:14

By Nanci Hellmich The government has raised the bar for physical activity levels -- and nobody's exempt, not even children or older adults. And exercise researchers couldn't be happier. The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are the most comprehensive federal recommendations ever and the new gold standard. "These are really well done, and I don't think they could get any more practical," says Tim Church,...

2008-10-07 12:00:19

Adults gain substantial health benefits from two and a half hours a week of moderate aerobic physical activity, and children benefit from an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The comprehensive set of recommendations for people of all ages and physical conditions was released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The guidelines are designed so people can easily fit physical activity into their...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

By DeTurk, William E Scott, Lisa Benz ABSTRACT Purpose: Physical therapists have engaged in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for decades, but the extent of their current involvement in this practice area is unclear. This study surveyed directors of CR and PR programs on a statewide level to ascertain what type of provider is writing the prescription, which methods of exercise formulation are used, which outcome measures are used and their congruency with...

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2008-01-22 17:30:00

Increased exercise capacity reduces the risk of death in African-American and Caucasian men, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The government-supported Veterans Affairs study included 15,660 participants and is the largest known to assess the link between fitness and mortality. "It is important to emphasize that it takes relatively moderate levels of physical activity "” like brisk walking "” to attain the associated health benefits....

2007-11-11 03:00:24

By Orsega-Smith, Elizabeth M Payne, Laura L; Mowen, Andrew J; Ho, Ching- Hua; Godbey, Geoffrey C Lack of social support and low self-efficacy are important barriers to regular exercise and physical activity. However, it is unclear whether these resources contribute significantly to CDC recommended physical activity levels and which of these factors (and their associated sub-domains) are more robust in relating to leisure time physical activity (LTPA) among older adults. This study examines...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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