Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

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...

Exercise As Effective As Hearth Medications
2013-10-02 09:48:50

[ Watch the Video: Exercise As Effective As Heart Meds ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of dollars and countless hours have gone into developing the latest heart medications. However, a new research review from a team of US and UK scientists has found regular exercise can be just as effective as these medications. The review, which was published in the British Medical Journal, culled data from over 300 studies and included information on almost 340,000...

Maintain A Healthy Blood Pressure With Leisurely Physical Activities
2013-10-01 14:35:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some people might claim that the physical nature of their job keeps them physically fit, a new research review from the American Heart Association journal Hypertension has found that leisure-time physical activity has a bigger effect on maintaining a healthy blood pressure level. In the review, researchers culled data from 13 different studies on the impacts of physical activity on blood pressure. Participants included nearly...

Exercise Equally Effective In Shorter, Intense Workouts
2013-09-02 11:32:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered that spending just a few minutes a day on a higher-intensity of physical activity can have positive effects on weight loss. The scientists wrote in the American Journal of Health Promotion that they found the intensity of the activity matters more than the duration. "This new understanding is important because fewer than 5 percent of American adults today achieve the...

2013-08-22 12:53:36

Girls, kids of Indian ethnic origin, and those in Northern Ireland are least active Half of all UK seven year olds are sedentary for six to seven hours every day, and only half clock up the recommended daily minimum of moderate to vigorous physical activity, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Girls, children of Indian ethnic origin, and those living in Northern Ireland are the least physically active of all seven year olds, the findings show. The authors...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'