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Latest Sedentary lifestyle Stories

2014-04-07 23:00:48

Horizon encourages public, employers to participate in eighth annual Walk @ Lunch Day Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 On Wednesday, April 30, hundreds of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey employees from office locations around the state will take part in the Eighth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day. As a state-wide organizer for this national health and wellness event, Horizon BCBSNJ is also encouraging employers and public officials throughout New Jersey to support and take...

2014-04-07 08:25:03

ParticipACTION's third annual Sneak It In Week inspires Canadians to move more at work TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian adults spend 9.5 hours per day - almost 70 per cent of their waking hours - being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting at work, or in cars commuting to and from work. But, it's time to beware of the chair. Excessive time spent sitting increases the risk of diabetes and heart attack, and causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, sore backs and...

Male College-Age Depression Linked To Later Sedentary Behavior
2014-04-02 11:31:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is a male friend or relative you know spending too much time on the internet or watching TV? If so, he may have been depressed during his first few years out of high school. A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine concluded that sedentary habits, which often stem from depression, are established in the early 20s and these habits can establish a pattern of sedentary behavior later in life. The study included over 760...

2014-03-28 23:02:18

Industry Leader Participates in National Health through Fitness Day to Promote a More Active and Healthy Lifestyle West Lebanon, NH (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Rollerblade®, international leader in the inline skate industry, recently participated in the National Health Through Fitness Day at Capitol Hill from March 4-5, 2014. This year’s National Health Through Fitness Day, an event sponsored by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), marked the 15th year that the SFIA has...

2014-03-26 23:00:22

A recent government study found that only one-in-four adolescents meet the nation’s physical activity guideline of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day. The Omidi brothers, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, want to remind American families that food choices are only part of the reason the country is struggling with an obesity epidemic. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is also at fault and needs to be remedied. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Only 25...

Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

2014-03-18 12:32:55

Physical Inactivity Costs U.S. $75 Billion Each Year; Snap Fitness Offers Open Gym Week April 7-13 MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snap Fitness, the world's leading 24/7 fitness franchise, is giving Americans the opportunity to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle by offering a nationwide "Get Fit Week." To coincide with National Public Health Week, guests get seven days of free workouts at Snap Fitness starting April 7. "When you consider that physical inactivity costs Americans $75...

Prolonged Sitting Doubles Risk Of Disability For Senior Citizens
2014-02-20 12:48:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, every additional day spent sitting for someone 60 years or older doubles their risk of becoming disabled. The study is the first to show how prolonged sitting adds to the risk factor for disability. The findings show that sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. According to the researchers, if there are two 65-year-old women,...

Police Work Is Also A Sedentary Profession
2014-02-19 11:39:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team from the University of Iowa has found that even police officers should be concerned of a sedentary lifestyle from sitting most of the day. Researchers measured physical activity in police, which is a career that is looked at by the public as being generally active. The findings revealed that police officers burn as much energy on the job as someone sitting while holding a baby or washing dishes. “We find that police work is...

2014-02-04 23:27:58

Atlanta health and wellness start up is making big advances with its office fitness game. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, the team at FIX has launched the largest, most expansive update yet for UtiliFITTM. UtiliFIT is the office fitness game that uses micro-challenges to get players up and out of their seats throughout the day – helping people lead healthier, more active lives. This update expands UtiliFIT to add diet tracking to the core...