Latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Stories

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...

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...

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