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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...

2012-10-03 23:02:16

Two million deaths every year are attributed to physical inactivity. JustWalkers´ Bryan Mercer discusses what you can do to stay active as you age. Ashton, MD (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 A recent report by the World Health Organization warned that “a sedentary lifestyle could very well be among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world.” They estimate that two million people die every year due to physical inactivity. Inactivity doubles the risk of...

2012-10-03 10:23:24

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even after years of nationwide efforts to persuade people of all ages to get up from their computers and television sets and start exercising, seniors in particular are still often failing to get the message. Sally's Residential Care Home, a widely respected assisted living facility based in the heart of Southern California's Ventura County, would like to alert elderly people and their loved ones that simply being older doesn't mean that they...

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, reveals a study published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The study, involving Portuguese children, found that physical activity alone was not enough to overcome the negative effect of sedentary behaviour on basic motor coordination skills such as walking, throwing or...

2012-07-30 10:44:41

UK medical school teaching on physical activity is "sparse or non-existent," finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine today. This knowledge gap will leave tomorrow's doctors ill equipped to promote physical activity effectively to their patients and stem the rising tide of serious disease associated with lack of exercise, say the authors. They base their findings on the results of a survey sent to the curriculum lead or director for medical studies for...

2012-07-25 09:41:35

Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take place it is likely that today´s children could be the first generation in over a century to experience a decline in life expectancy due to the epidemic of childhood obesity which leads to complications in later life. While little is known about how inactivity and obesity lead to undesirable side...

2012-07-19 23:02:57

For those who have jobs involving a lot of sitting, simple movements such as standing up and moving around during breaks may not only help with weight loss, it just might help them live longer, too. LAP-BAND VIP surgeon Dr. Shahram Salimitari discusses new study findings. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Generally, people who work a typical nine to five job spend nearly all of those hours seated, an estimate that doesn´t take into account any additional time spent sitting during...

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2012-07-10 12:05:02

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study to be published in the online journal BMJ Open, sitting down for more than three hours a day can reduce a person´s life expectancy by two years, even if they are otherwise physically active and refrain from dangerous sedentary habits. Watching TV for more than two hours a day can exacerbate that problem, decreasing life expectancy by another 1.4 years, said the report which analyzed five underlying studies of...

2012-06-26 06:24:52

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the growing health crisis resulting from prolonged sitting and inactivity, Ergotron, a leading manufacturer of sit-to-stand office solutions and a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq "NTK"), is hosting the 2nd Annual JustStand(TM) Wellness Summit at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. At the day-long event, researchers will be announcing breaking results from several...

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, according to a study published June 20 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The authors, led by Mark Pearce of Newcastle University, reveal that children are not spending enough time being active and that girls are already becoming more sedentary than boys by the age of eight. Using information from the Gateshead Millennium Study, which collected data from over...