Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

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...

Schools Should Be Doing More To Get Students Physically Active
2013-05-23 14:12:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Public schools who feel the pressure to perform academically at a level to hit certain testing targets are often tempted to shift their focus from extracurricular activities to the core subjects. Unfortunately, many school systems see physical education as an extracurricular activity and therefore have reduced the amount of time students are given to not only be active during the day, but learn valuable lessons about healthy...

2013-05-20 23:04:59

The ten (10) stations included in ParknPool´s new line of fitness equipment are designed to provide several levels of challenging activities for older children and adults. The individual pieces can be laid out along a pathway or configured piece by piece to fit a specific area. Lexington, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Experience a new level of physical fitness and comfort with ParknPool´s new line of outdoor fitness equipment. Designed with ergonomics in mind, the ten (10) station...

2013-05-17 11:23:46

Levels of physical inactivity and obesity are very high in children, with fewer than 50% of primary school-aged boys and fewer than 28% of girls meeting the minimum levels of physical activity required to maintain health. Exergaming, using active console video games that track player movement to control the game (e.g., Xbox-Kinect, Wii), has become popular, and may provide an alternative form of exercise to counteract sedentary behaviors. In a study scheduled for publication in The Journal of...

2013-05-14 23:34:19

The Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion have compiled tips for elderly adults who are interested in starting or getting back into a fitness routine. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 As a person ages, metabolism slows down, muscle strength declines, bone density decreases and the heart pumps less blood with each beat. Many seniors take this as a sign that exercise isn´t in the cards for them, but what they may not realize is that physical fitness is one of the best...

Ample Exercise And Physical Activity Not On Most Americans' Agendas
2013-05-03 09:22:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the most part, American adults are not meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity. This not very surprising conclusion comes from a new government statistics report released this week. According to a USA Today report, the new study finds that 79 percent of adults are not meeting the recommended guidelines for either moderate-intensity (e.g. brisk walking) or...

2013-04-30 10:42:24

Statement Highlights: -People born with a heart defect need physical activity. -Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Associations reminds physicians and people with congenital heart disease that regular physical activity is still important and should be promoted. Congenital heart disease (heart structural problems existing since birth) is...

2013-04-17 16:25:26

Study shows sharp drop in activity 10 years after diagnosis Breast cancer survivors are among the women who could most benefit from regular physical activity, yet few meet national exercise recommendations during the 10 years after being diagnosed, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior studies and available evidence show a strong association between physical activity and reduced mortality, extended survival and higher quality of life among...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'