Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

2014-04-01 14:33:26

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming. But a recent research study appearing this month in Pediatrics by Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., professor and chair...

2014-03-26 08:28:18

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ArcelorMittal, one of the world's leading steel companies, is encouraging people across the country to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle by supporting National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. National Walking Day is the American Heart Association's nationwide call to action for Americans to get more physically active. ArcelorMittal is supporting National Walking Day by hosting walking events near local plant sites,...

Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

Prolonged Sitting Doubles Risk Of Disability For Senior Citizens
2014-02-20 12:48:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, every additional day spent sitting for someone 60 years or older doubles their risk of becoming disabled. The study is the first to show how prolonged sitting adds to the risk factor for disability. The findings show that sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. According to the researchers, if there are two 65-year-old women,...

2014-02-06 23:01:50

TrekDesk reports on a new study linking physical activity to the longevity of male cancer survivors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 TrekDesk Treadmill Desk’s Movement Revolution has actively reported on the impact of physical activity and inactivity on personal health since 2008. While the benefits of staying active are well documented for healthy individuals much less has been proven about its impact on those recovering from diseases, specifically cancer. This past week a new...

2014-02-03 23:20:22

This February During American Heart Month World-Renowned Cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Heart Shares His Heart Disease Prevention Expertise New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 February is American Heart Month. It reminds all Americans that promotion of heart health is the most critical prevention tool we have available today in cardiovascular medicine, according to Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, a global leader in the field of cardiology for more than three decades....

Gardening As Exercise For Children
2014-02-01 05:31:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A garden can grow food, become a thing of beauty, and it can also be good for one’s health. A recent study published the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that gardening – and other simple activities such as home repair – could reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke and even prolong life by as much as 30 percent among seniors. The study found that these everyday activities could serve as a workout for people of a...

2014-01-30 08:30:22

Annual 'Weight of the Union' Survey Indicates Current Attitudes on Health and Activity HASTINGS, Minn., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one-third of American adults today are obese according to The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, but a new survey from Anytime Fitness finds that most people don't think they are part of the problem--and those who do want to get healthier may be setting themselves up for failure from the start. (Photo:...

Running Instead Of Walking May Increase Breast Cancer Survival
2014-01-29 12:48:48

Jon Weiner - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Previous studies have shown that breast cancer survivors who meet the current exercise recommendations (2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week) are at 25% lower risk for dying from breast cancer. New research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and reported in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that exceeding the recommendations may provide greater...

Cancer Death Risk Reduced In Men Who Exercise More
2014-01-27 05:02:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity could reduce the risk of death in male cancer patients by nearly half, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. As part of the study, researchers from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School looked at data from 1,021 men with an average age of 71. Each of the men had previously been diagnosed with...

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