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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...

2010-01-08 11:48:00

TUALATIN, Ore., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, including weather and timing devices, today announced its partnership with lifestyle company Gaiam, Inc. at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (January 7-10). As provider of information, goods and services that benefit the environment, a sustainable economy and healthy living, Gaiam's expertise will allow Oregon Scientific to further expand its Sports...

2009-11-27 13:57:00

KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ - Uploadable USB pedometers may be new, but they're already seeing prime time in wellness. A combination of advanced accelerometer functionality and automated data upload are solving a long term concern over the accuracy of self-reported data. It's now possible to accurately gauge and reward improved participation in a fitness program. CoreHealth Technologies is one of the first wellness suppliers to integrate this technology. "Our health challenges are easy...

2009-07-14 07:11:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is officially here, and that means longer days and warmer weather are afoot. The season is also notoriously a time when people want to get in shape. Yet nowadays, hitting the gym can be daunting, especially with so many people pressed for time and money. But good news - there's an easy way to shape up for summer that's accessible, affordable and can accommodate even the busiest of schedules - it's walking. No wonder it's the number one...

2009-07-14 07:58:59

A study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine has found that of six interventions promoting exercise in adults in Australia, encouraging the use of pedometers "“ simple step counting devices that can be used as a motivational tool "“ and promoting physical activity through mass media campaigns are the most cost-effective in terms of the money spent for the health benefits they result in. Considered as a package, researchers at the University of Queensland...

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2009-05-20 11:11:45

U.S. professors say using smart phones to track physical activity may improve a person's health. At the University of Houston's Computational Physiology Lab in Texas led by Ioannis Pavlidis, researchers Pradeep Buddharaju and Yuichi Fujiki are developing a new, free download called Walk n' Play for the iPhone. Available from Apple's App Store, the Walk n' Play has 3,000 users to date, the researchers say. The newest version allows players to compete in real time against another iPhone user...