Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

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...

2012-12-16 05:03:13

As the nation´s obesity epidemic continues to grow, Americans are still lacking in the amount of exercise they get. Fitness trainer Lorna Kleidman offers a response on the absence of exercise. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 On December 14, Lorna Kleidman issued a response to a recent article regarding the lack of exercise among Americans and what can be done to help the issue. According the article from the New York Times, “about 40 percent of Americans report that they...

Aerobic Exercise Boosts Cognitive Ability Of Elderly
2012-12-14 07:18:24

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It is well known that exercise can benefit the body, and now, researchers say that aerobic exercise could enhance certain areas of cognitive ability as well. The review, conducted by researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand, was recently published in the online edition of the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. “Research suggests that regular aerobic exercise has the potential to improve executive...

2012-12-13 12:25:10

American Heart Association annual statistical update Poor eating and exercise habits could be the game-changer in the fight against heart disease and stroke deaths, according to the American Heart Association's "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2013," published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation. "Americans need to move a lot more, eat healthier and less, and manage risk factors as soon as they develop," said Alan S. Go, M.D., chairman of the report's...

2012-12-09 05:04:14

The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. issues recommendations for a longer life, emphasizing the importance of the inclusion of simple physical activity. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL: The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. is recommending that individuals try doing simple physical activity for a longer life. This was proven by new research conducted at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and published Nov. 6 in the journal PLoS Medicine. The ground breaking study...

Early Death Associated With Weaker Adolescents
2012-11-21 14:09:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new findings published in the British Medical Journal, low muscle strength in adolescence is associated with a greater risk of early death. The study authors tracked more than one million Swedish male adolescents aged 16 to 19 years old for a 24 year period. During the study period, participants underwent three reliable muscular strength tests at the start of the study, including knee extension strength, handgrip...

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