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Smartphone Uses Reduces Physical Activity
2013-07-11 05:19:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Excessive mobile phone use, whether talking, surfing the Internet, emailing or playing video games, may disrupt physical activity and reduce cardiorespiratory fitness, Kent State researchers reported on Wednesday. Researchers Jacob Barkley and Andrew Lepp, faculty members at Kent State's College of Education, Health and Human Services, said they became interested in studying the relationship between smartphones and fitness levels...

2013-07-02 10:59:58

Impact equal to stopping kids using older generation sedentary versions Most electronic games are no better than watching TV in terms of the body movement and energy expenditure involved, say the authors. Kids in developed countries spend an estimated 38 to 90 minutes a day playing these games. But what has not been clear is whether the newer generation "active" games, such as Sony PlayStation EyeToy and Move, dance mats, and Microsoft Xbox Kinect, are any better. The Australian...

2013-06-11 23:15:52

UOL, the largest online Portuguese portal in the world, features the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Obesity and ill health are not the sole domain of the United States. In fact, every developed country in the world today faces an epidemic rise in obesity caused primarily by sedentary work environments. As a result, any potential solution to the problem is receiving interest and scrutiny globally. This past week, UOL Brazil, the number one portal in Latin America...

2013-05-28 23:19:38

Beaumont Health System has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Fit-Friendly Worksites take steps to improve health and productivity while reducing expense. Beaumont Health System has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Employee wellness and...

2013-04-30 10:42:24

Statement Highlights: -People born with a heart defect need physical activity. -Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Associations reminds physicians and people with congenital heart disease that regular physical activity is still important and should be promoted. Congenital heart disease (heart structural problems existing since birth) is...

2013-04-23 14:28:52

Researchers have discovered that participation in physical activity of at least moderate intensity is more critical to childhood cardiometabolic health than overall sedentary time. However, when evaluating the risk of cardiovascular disease, screen time appears to be worse than overall sedentary time. As members of TEAM PRODIGY, an inter-university research team that includes researchers from the University of Ottawa, University of Montreal, McGill University, and Laval University,...

2013-04-18 21:20:50

Adding social gaming elements to a behavior tracking program led people to exercise more frequently and helped them decrease their body-mass index, according to new research from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of Social Work and the University at Buffalo, SUNY. The project was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio through its national program, Health Games Research. The results suggests that...

2013-03-27 23:00:36

For the fourth consecutive year, representatives from Everlast Climbing traveled to Capitol Hill to participate in the annual National Health Through Fitness Day to urge Congress to pass key legislation which will help our country overcome the obesity epidemic and sedentary lifestyles. Other attendees included celebrity athletes, as well as sporting goods and fitness manufacturers, physical educators and association leaders. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 PlayCore and Everlast...

2013-02-28 14:06:19

New research led at the University of Leicester reveals that individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes would benefit from being told to sit less and move around more often- rather than simply exercising regularly. The experts suggest that reducing sitting time by 90 minutes in total per day could lead to important health benefits. Currently, at risk patients are advised to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for at least 150 mins per week. But the new study...

2013-02-23 23:00:26

The Great American Fitness Adventure worksite wellness challenge just got easier to implement with the release of new iPhone and Android mobile apps. Midland, MI (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 The Health Enhancement Systems release of Great American Fitness Adventure mobile apps is the first in an upcoming series designed to complement their online worksite wellness challenges. The new apps bring convenience for users so they can log fitness activity and view their progress from anywhere....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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