Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

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...

2013-07-29 23:23:26

A new study published in the journal Stroke on July 18th, 2013 says that “Physical inactivity has been identified as the second leading risk factor for stroke after hypertension in a multinational case–control study. (1)” polyDNA says this research focuses on cardiovascular symptoms that may lead to stroke and ignores the underlying cause of stroke. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 People who exercise regularly suffer fewer strokes. In fact, the risk of stroke is reduced by up to...

Stroke Risk Can Be Reduced If You Just Break A Sweat
2013-07-19 08:54:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of Americans who may be at risk of having a stroke should be happy to know just a little exercise can reduce that risk by as much as 20 percent when that exercise includes breaking a sweat. A number of risk factors for stroke have been previously identified, including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and not being physically active. Researchers, publishing new research in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal...

High Birth Weight Risks Minimized When Pregnant Women Exercise
2013-07-16 14:09:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Participating in moderately intense exercise three times a week during the second and third trimester of pregnancy drastically reduces the risk of delivering a high birth-weight newborn, according to new research recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). In their paper, study leaders Ruben Barakat of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Alejandro Lucia of the European University of Madrid, and Jonatan...

2013-07-02 10:59:58

Impact equal to stopping kids using older generation sedentary versions Most electronic games are no better than watching TV in terms of the body movement and energy expenditure involved, say the authors. Kids in developed countries spend an estimated 38 to 90 minutes a day playing these games. But what has not been clear is whether the newer generation "active" games, such as Sony PlayStation EyeToy and Move, dance mats, and Microsoft Xbox Kinect, are any better. The Australian...

All You Need Is 12 Minutes A Week To Fix Physique
2013-05-30 16:47:38

Lee Rannals For RedOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling a bit lazy lately and unprepared to show off that body this swimsuit season? Well a new study suggest that just doing something is better than nothing at all. New research written in PLOS ONE shows that just four minutes of high-intensity training sessions (AIT), three times per week, could provide statistically significant improvements in fitness. "Our data suggest that a single bout of AIT performed three times per...

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