Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

2013-03-18 23:01:33

In a poster presentation on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time, at the Society of Behavioral Medicine´s 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Dr. Ralph Maddison will discuss how a new mobile phone program designed to encourage people to exercise has proved successful. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Recent results from a randomized controlled trial showed a mobile phone text program increased physical activity in people with cardiovascular...

2013-03-13 18:04:51

Despite overwhelming evidence about the benefits of physical activity for children, most American youngsters are not meeting the federal recommendation of 60 minutes a day. A new study by a team of University of Tennessee researchers has identified specific ways–and estimated minutes for each approach–that can help children achieve the recommended daily physical activity goal. The results of various approaches, ranging from mandatory physical education in school to changes...

2013-03-08 01:06:13

French women are less likely to spend any time on physical activities including sport, exercise or even household chores, compared to women in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the UK, according to a new survey. The multi-national survey on sport and exercise habits also reveals that more than 50 per cent of French women did not play competitive sport or spend any time on intensive workouts such as running or cycling in a given week. As the French women's football team prepare for this summer's...

2013-02-28 16:29:15

Although the long-term consequences of childhood obesity are well documented, some school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to the 3 Rs in education–reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, there is new evidence that leaving out an important fourth R–aerobics–could actually be counterproductive for increasing test scores. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics studied the associations between aerobic fitness,...

Low Intensity Exercise Better For The Body Than High Intensity Workouts
2013-02-15 15:59:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research published in the journal PLoS ONE says low intensity exercises may be more beneficial to you than those short, intense workouts. Researchers found, after studying 18 normal-weight 19- to 24-year-old participants, that long periods of low intensity exercise may help to improve insulin and lipid levels more than those short bursts of intense activity exercises. These longer exercises can include standing and walking...

Exercising In Short Bouts Just As Good As Going To The Gym
2013-01-30 05:53:45

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Oregon State University, suggests that the health benefits of small amounts of activity can be just as good for a person as longer bouts of exercise achieved by a trip to the gym. The findings of this study, published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, describe these small amounts as one-and-two minute increments that add up to 30 minutes a day. More than 6,000 American adults from...

2013-01-08 05:04:19

Guidance for the 50+ fitness newcomer or returning exerciser Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 It's the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it's mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, these tips range from the helpful to the downright dangerous. To help combat this misinformation The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an...

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