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Latest Physical activity level Stories

2013-08-22 12:53:36

Half of all UK seven year olds are sedentary for six to seven hours every day, and only half clock up the recommended daily minimum of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

2013-07-02 10:59:58

Most electronic games are no better than watching TV in terms of the body movement and energy expenditure involved.

2012-08-16 00:44:21

Children who spend more than three-quarters of their time engaging in sedentary behaviour, such as watching TV and sitting at computers, have up to nine times poorer motor coordination than their more active peers.

2012-06-21 13:38:11

Kids are more active if their TV time is restricted or they are involved in school sports clubs, among other associations.

Social Networks Affect A Child's Physical Activity
2012-05-29 04:31:47

A study by a team of researchers at Vanderbilt School of Medicine recently found that children who have active peers engage in more physical activity themselves.

2010-11-10 13:25:04

During college years, students become more sedentary and as their physical activity levels decrease, Body Mass Index and weight increase.

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2009-09-15 13:44:30

Even people living in their 80's can add years to their lives through exercise, according to a new report.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.