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

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com 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. This idea of peer pressure affecting the exercise of children, influencing healthy habits, and rates of reducing obesity is published in the journal Pediatrics. Sabina Gesell, a research assistant professor in pediatrics at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and fellow researchers examined groups of...

Possible Health Consequences Resulting From Long Commutes
2012-05-09 06:44:09

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine states that, as people move farther away from urban centers and commute longer distances via car, it can have greater health risks. In general, sedentary activity is known to have impacts on cardiovascular and metabolic health. As such, the new study finds that commuting longer distances can increase weight, decrease cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), among other health issues. In the experiment,...

2012-05-08 09:52:07

New findings reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine As populations move even further away from urban centers, more people spend longer hours behind the wheel on their way to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study has found that greater commuting distances are associated with decreased cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), increased...

2012-05-08 05:24:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — People are spending longer hours behind the wheel to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study has found that greater commuting distances are associated with decreased cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), increased weight, and other indicators of metabolic risk. "This study yields new information about biological outcomes...

2012-04-02 23:02:21

Lady of America recommends non-weight bearing physical activity for mature women. Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 One of the most important things women can do for their health at any age is exercise. Regular exercise over long periods of time can produce long-term health benefits. Lady of America wants to make sure women avoid living a sedentary lifestyle by understanding the how the body benefits from exercise and provides tips on how women can make their exercise regimen more...

2012-03-14 13:47:25

American Heart Association meeting report Watching too much TV can worsen your genetic tendency towards obesity, but you can cut the effect in half by walking briskly for an hour a day, researchers report at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. "While previous studies have looked at how physical activity affects genetic predispositions, this is the first study that directly looked at the effect...

2012-03-05 22:42:53

University of Granada researchers have confirmed that there is a significant direct relationship between the nutritional status of children and the person who prepares their meal. The study revealed that the children who have lunch at home with their mother present a better nutritional status and are at a lower risk of suffering obesity than children whose meal is prepared by a person other than their mother. The study -recently published in the journal Nutrición hospitalaria-...

Active Sports Video Games Not Increasing Exercise In Children
2012-02-27 09:09:40

A new study, published in Pediatrics, calls into question the health benefits of so-called active video games, in which players use their bodies to simulate sports or dancing, reports Jennifer Warner for WebMD. Previous laboratory studies showed initial promise in allowing children to increase physical activity in children with sports and motion-oriented video games, but researchers say the new study offers no reason to believe that children actually increase their physical activity more...

2012-02-15 10:42:52

In a study that included data for more than 20,000 children and adolescents, higher amounts of time with moderate to vigorous physical activity were associated with better cardiometabolic risk factors (such as measures of cholesterol, blood pressure and waist size), regardless of the amount of time spent sedentary, according to a study in the February 15 issue of JAMA. "National and international public health authorities agree that children and adolescents should accumulate at least 60...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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