Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

Key To Child Fitness Is Intensity, Not Duration
2012-11-10 10:00:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Children may need less than 10 minutes of taxing exercise per day to stay fit and healthy, but many of them aren't even getting that, a team of researchers from across Canada claim in a new study. According to a statement, Richard Lewanczuk of the University of Alberta, Jonathan McGavock of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, and colleagues recruited a total of more than 600 youngsters between the ages of 9 and 17....

2012-10-29 23:04:22

Study shows that peer mentoring in schools is a simple, fun and inexpensive way to significantly increase kids' physical activity levels Using peer mentors to enhance school-day physical activity in elementary aged students has been given an A+ from Nova Scotia researchers. And the increased physical activity levels got top grades for significantly improving both academic test scores and cardiovascular fitness levels. Funded principally by the Nova Scotia Research Foundation and...

2012-10-29 12:29:12

A regular exercise routine can make you fitter than ever — mentally fit. In a new study, previously sedentary adults were put through four months of high-intensity interval training. At the end, their cognitive functions — the ability to think, recall and make quick decisions — had improved significantly, says Dr. Martin Juneau, director of prevention at the Montreal Heart Institute. "If you talk to people who exercise, they say they feel sharper. Now we've found a way...

Exercise More, Love Life More
2012-10-26 18:21:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling down in the dumps? Go for a run. Already run every day? Go for a longer run than usual. That´s what a group of Penn State researchers are saying after conducting a study that examines the psychological benefits of exercise. "We found that people's satisfaction with life was directly impacted by their daily physical activity," said Jaclyn Maher, Penn State graduate student in kinesiology. "The findings reinforce...

Older People Who Exercise Have Less Brain Shrinkage
2012-10-23 11:05:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physical exercise at any age is good for the body. But those who are later in their years may have a better reason to continue exercising than worrying about their figure. According to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Neurology, researchers have found that people over 70 who remain physically active have less brain shrinkage than those who do little or no exercise. Experts from Edinburgh University say that...

2012-10-15 14:33:12

Playing soccer (football) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalize their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke. Research from Universities of Exeter and Copenhagen, and Gentofte University Hospital in Denmark, published today (Monday 15 October 2012) in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, suggests that soccer training prevents cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with hypertension...

2012-10-09 20:51:36

But an hour's walk every day makes no difference: Intensity rather than duration is what counts The findings indicate that it is the intensity, rather than the duration, of exercise that counts in combating the impact of metabolic syndrome - a combination of factors, including midriff bulge, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, higher than normal levels of blood glucose and abnormal blood fat levels - say the authors. Genes, diet, and lack of exercise are thought to be implicated in...

Physical Activity Interventions Do Little For Kids
2012-09-28 13:28:42

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research published this week in the British Medical Journal suggests that extracurricular exercise sessions are having little impact on children´s overall daily physical activity. Plymouth University researchers found that children attending these sessions were only doing the equivalent of an extra four minutes of walking or running per day with children who attended these classes participating in less physical activity at home...

Exercise Is Good For Body And Mind
2012-09-26 18:48:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The link between good physical health and mental health has long been understood as, at least, a symbiotic one. But has there been documented evidence that conclusively shows the association between an exercise regimen and mental health? A new article in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks not only at the link between exercise and mental health, but also at any...

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