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2010-11-08 06:00:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With New Year's resolutions just around the corner, Omron Healthcare, Inc. is offering up healthy gift options for those looking to get back on track this January. Conveniently priced under $50, Omron has assembled a sampling of gift ideas that provide motivation and accurate health information for those looking to make healthy changes in 2011. Omron 3 Series(TM) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor (BP710) ($39.99 - $49.99). The heart is...

2010-10-15 09:31:00

MANSFIELD, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Mansfield Medical Center will provide a pedometer to every staff member of the Mansfield Independent School District as well as sponsor a Principals' Fitness Challenge program to promote the importance of health and fitness. By helping principals and school personnel create a healthier atmosphere for learning and working, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is creating a healthy environment for the community. "Methodist Mansfield Medical...

2010-10-04 11:32:00

U.S. adults take thousands fewer daily steps than foreign counterparts, survey says INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American adults take fewer daily steps than their counterparts in Switzerland, Australia and Japan, according to research published in the Oct. 2010 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. While adults in western Australia, Japan and Switzerland averaged 9,695, 7,168 and 9,650 daily...

2010-10-04 08:15:00

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced the results of its innovative corporate wellness initiative that promoted fitness through an employee walking contest for charity. The Step-It-Up Walking Challenge involved 42 teams and 420 employees from three countries and 30 cities that competed to achieve the highest number of steps per person over an eight-week...

2010-06-15 07:01:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of American adults are not active, while one in four engages in little or no regular physical activity(1). With obesity and its associated health risks becoming a growing epidemic, Omron Healthcare, Inc. has announced the launch of new fitness products and an online training community to encourage increased physical activity, such as walking or running, to improve one's personal health. The Omron GOsmart community...

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2010-05-19 13:45:00

MU researchers implement program to increase students' activity Last month, first lady Michelle Obama launched "Let's Move," a new campaign to combat childhood obesity. The initiative seeks to improve school nutrition programs and promote physical activity. In Missouri, one elementary school is seeing the benefits of incorporating physical activity in their classrooms with the adoption of the Active and Healthy Schools Program. The program, implemented by University of Missouri researchers,...

2010-05-17 10:38:38

Benefits of aerobic training outclass those of lower-intensity walking programs What to do: walk around the block or work up a sweat in an aerobic workout at the gym? If you're looking for the best health benefits from an exercise program, a traditional aerobic fitness program that gets your heart pumping beats a walking program hands down. But if you want to get moving, a walking program is easier to do, it's good for you, and you're more likely to stick with it. University of Alberta...

2010-04-27 09:00:00

Employees Participate in Fourth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day( )on April 28th LODI, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Blue Shield of California employees are lacing up their sneakers, strapping on a pedometer, and joining thousands of workers at Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans across the country in the fourth annual National Walk @ Lunch Day®. The walk encourages people to take time during their lunch breaks to start walking for better...

2010-04-03 08:42:38

Unintentional physical activity may be influenced by non-conscious attitudes, notes David Conroy, associate professor of kinesiology and human development and family studies. The challenge of encouraging more activity can be met by understanding the motivation behind both deliberate exercise and inherent behaviors. "If you aren't in the habit of being physically active, you can run out of energy trying to force yourself to do it every day," said Conroy. "But if you can make physical activity...

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2010-03-16 08:29:28

Simple, low-cost measures such as wearing a pedometer to inspire walking and spending a few minutes a day meditating can put adolescents on the track toward better health, researchers report. These types of side-effect-free steps can quickly help lower important numbers like blood pressure, heart rate and even weight, counteracting today's unhealthy, upward trends among young people, said Dr. Vernon Barnes, physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia's Georgia Prevention Institute. A...


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