Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

Exceeding Physical Activity Guidelines Has Health Benefits
2013-12-27 04:13:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who meet or exceed American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for physical activity are less likely to die prematurely than those who walk less than guidelines suggest, according to new research appearing in the journal PLoS ONE. According to study author Paul T. Williams of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), there are “substantial health benefits” to exceeding the cardiovascular health...

2013-12-10 10:15:49

Successive governments have failed to act, despite weight of evidence, say experts The failure of successive governments to implement a comprehensive national policy to get UK kids more active and stave off the litany of health and other problems their sedentary lifestyle is storing up for them, is mass "child neglect," say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Despite the wealth of evidence showing the immediate and long term benefits of regular exercise in...

2013-12-03 23:25:57

Hearing loss was once considered an inevitable price of growing older. Recent research on physical activity suggests otherwise and TrekDesk hopes to help sound the alarm. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Many Americans have come to accept declining mental and physical abilities as inevitable due to the onset of old age however recent research is showing that simply walking two hours per week could lower the risk of age related hearing loss in women. The challenge in an...

Moms Spend More Time Watching TV, Less Time On Physical Activity
2013-12-03 04:32:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US mothers spend more time watching television and participating in other sedentary activities than they do cooking, cleaning and exercising combined, according to new research appearing in the December edition of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study, led by University of South Carolina exercise scientist and epidemiologist Edward Archer, is a follow-up to a study published earlier this year which claimed that women...

2013-11-14 11:30:23

The risk of cardiovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes is directly related to the frequency and duration of physical exercise, according to results of a large follow-up study reported today on World Diabetes Day. Notably, those with low levels of physical activity had a 70% greater risk of cardiovascular death than those with higher levels. Studies have shown indisputably that those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop heart disease or...

Regular Exercise Cognitive Benefits For Teens
2013-10-22 13:51:33

[ Watch the Video: Teenagers' Grades Could Benefit From Regular Exercise ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the physical benefits of regular activity are well known and widely publicized, some research has found that there are cognitive benefits to regular exercise as well. In a new study published Tuesday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, UK researchers found an increase in regular exercise is linked to improved academic performance amongst teens....

2013-10-15 10:28:04

Statement Highlights: -Doctors should evaluate patients’ physical activity habits as routinely as they check blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. -Doctors should counsel patients on how to include physical activity in their lives. Doctors should evaluate your physical activity habits as routinely as checking your blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the American Heart Association recommends in a scientific statement...

Regular Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
2013-10-04 10:25:12

[ Watch the Video: Walking Away Your Breast Cancer Risks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity can benefit women at any age, and a new study from the American Cancer Society has found that active older women are less likely to get breast cancer than women who do not exercise. Based on a study of almost 74,000 postmenopausal women, ACS researchers found that participants who engaged in an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25...

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