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With Exercise, You Won't Work Up An Appetite For Food
2012-09-13 14:26:35

[WATCH VIDEO] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) are challenging long held assumptions about the relationship between food and exercise. Common wisdom has assumed you could "work up an appetite" with a vigorous workout. Turns out, that might not be true. New research, published online in October's issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, shows that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the...

2012-09-11 02:27:57

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The health benefits of a regular exercise program are no secret, but information published in a Poughkeepsie Journal article indicates too few adults take this critical step to improve and maintain their health. The makers of the Hurry Cane(TM), a device designed to aid mobility, note the importance of these findings. According to the article, an adult must engage in a minimum of two and a half hours of aerobic exercise per week...

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
2012-09-05 10:36:53

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online September is back-to-school season. Students are shopping around for school supplies and becoming acclimated to new teachers and friends. To go with the festivities of the start of the school year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also preparing for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. There are a number of programs that HHS looks to highlight with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month....

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced By Doing Housework
2012-09-05 09:17:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Housework, exercise, breast cancer: which of these things does not belong?  None of them, it turns out. There is a distinct relationship between breast cancer risk and your level of physical activity. Two-and-a-half hours of housework or walking a day can reduce a woman's chance of developing breast cancer by 6 percent, a new study has found. Three hours of gardening, or being moderately active, is good for a 10 percent drop in...

2012-08-29 23:02:35

Kettlebell trainer Lorna Kleidman supports an article for Med Page Today which focuses on how the bone health of premenopausal women is improved through weekly bouts of moderate exercise. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 On August 28th, Lorna Kleidman, creator of the kettlebell training program KettleX, reacts to an article published for Med Page Today which discusses how bone health in premenopausal women can be improved by moderate physical activity. According to the article, a study...

Working Out For Only 30 Minutes Is Worth It
2012-08-23 10:35:58

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It can be difficult at times to understand the right activities and the necessary amount of time needed to lose weight. To delve into this issue, scientists looked at the different amounts of time that could affect an individuals´ exercise regime. In particular, researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that 30 minutes of daily exercise can be an effective weight loss strategy, and 50 minutes of daily training can be...

More Adults Choose Walking For Better Health
2012-08-08 09:35:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s confirmed: walking is back in style. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed that six in 10 adults get their daily dose of exercise with walking. However, less than half of the adults are meeting the minimum amount of physical activity to boost their health. In particular, the Vital Signs report stated that sixty two percent of adults walked at least once for 10 minutes or more during a...

2012-08-07 06:25:05

Less than half get enough physical activity to improve their health ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, less than half (48 percent) of all adults get enough physical activity to improve their health, according to data...

2012-07-30 10:44:41

UK medical school teaching on physical activity is "sparse or non-existent," finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine today. This knowledge gap will leave tomorrow's doctors ill equipped to promote physical activity effectively to their patients and stem the rising tide of serious disease associated with lack of exercise, say the authors. They base their findings on the results of a survey sent to the curriculum lead or director for medical studies for...

Physical Education Mandates Not Enough In Most States
2012-07-06 12:20:51

Children need quality physical education to combat obesity and lead healthy lives. Georgia elementary schools make the grade when it comes to providing that education, but middle and high schools in the state don't even come close, according to a University of Georgia study. A study by UGA kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick examined the mandates for school-based physical education in all 50 United States. The results found only six states mandate the appropriate guidelines-150 minutes...