Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

2012-10-15 14:33:12

Playing soccer (football) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. Research from Universities of Exeter and Copenhagen, and Gentofte University Hospital in Denmark, published today (Monday 15 October 2012) in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, suggests that soccer training prevents cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with hypertension...

2012-10-09 20:51:36

But an hour's walk every day makes no difference: Intensity rather than duration is what counts The findings indicate that it is the intensity, rather than the duration, of exercise that counts in combating the impact of metabolic syndrome - a combination of factors, including midriff bulge, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, higher than normal levels of blood glucose and abnormal blood fat levels - say the authors. Genes, diet, and lack of exercise are thought to be implicated in...

Physical Activity Interventions Do Little For Kids
2012-09-28 13:28:42

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research published this week in the British Medical Journal suggests that extracurricular exercise sessions are having little impact on children´s overall daily physical activity. Plymouth University researchers found that children attending these sessions were only doing the equivalent of an extra four minutes of walking or running per day with children who attended these classes participating in less physical activity at home...

Exercise Is Good For Body And Mind
2012-09-26 18:48:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The link between good physical health and mental health has long been understood as, at least, a symbiotic one. But has there been documented evidence that conclusively shows the association between an exercise regimen and mental health? A new article in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks not only at the link between exercise and mental health, but also at any...

2012-09-16 23:00:55

In response to Oklahoma City´s recently launched health initiatives designed to encourage healthier lifestyles in its residents, Massage School San Diego has released a list of the top 10 benefits of exercise, in hopes of promoting physical activity across all U.S. cities. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 Officials in Oklahoma City have launched several health initiatives in an effort to encourage local residents to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. In conjunction...

With Exercise, You Won't Work Up An Appetite For Food
2012-09-13 14:26:35

[WATCH VIDEO] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) are challenging long held assumptions about the relationship between food and exercise. Common wisdom has assumed you could "work up an appetite" with a vigorous workout. Turns out, that might not be true. New research, published online in October's issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, shows that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the...

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
2012-09-05 10:36:53

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online September is back-to-school season. Students are shopping around for school supplies and becoming acclimated to new teachers and friends. To go with the festivities of the start of the school year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also preparing for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. There are a number of programs that HHS looks to highlight with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month....

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced By Doing Housework
2012-09-05 09:17:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Housework, exercise, breast cancer: which of these things does not belong?  None of them, it turns out. There is a distinct relationship between breast cancer risk and your level of physical activity. Two-and-a-half hours of housework or walking a day can reduce a woman's chance of developing breast cancer by 6 percent, a new study has found. Three hours of gardening, or being moderately active, is good for a 10 percent drop in...

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