Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

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...

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...

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