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Low Intensity Exercise Better For The Body Than High Intensity Workouts
2013-02-15 15:59:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research published in the journal PLoS ONE says low intensity exercises may be more beneficial to you than those short, intense workouts. Researchers found, after studying 18 normal-weight 19- to 24-year-old participants, that long periods of low intensity exercise may help to improve insulin and lipid levels more than those short bursts of intense activity exercises. These longer exercises can include standing and walking...

Sedentary Lifestyle As Teen Linked To Mid-Life Metabolic Syndrome
2013-01-31 08:17:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from researchers from UmeÃ¥ University in Sweden found that 16-year-olds who watch television on a regular basis and live a sedentary lifestyle have an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome in their 40s. In particular, the team of investigators found that a lack of exercise along with TV watching at age 16 resulted in a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome by 43 years old. Metabolic...

2013-01-08 05:04:19

Guidance for the 50+ fitness newcomer or returning exerciser Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 It's the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it's mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, these tips range from the helpful to the downright dangerous. To help combat this misinformation The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an...

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....

2012-10-09 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...

2012-08-16 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...


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