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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...

2012-01-26 11:17:48

Experts suggest initiatives to motivate RA patients to activity improves public health A new study, funded by a grant from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), found that two in five adults (42%) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were inactive. Taking measures to motivate RA patients to increase their physical activity will improve public health according to the findings now available in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by...

Car + TV = Heart Attack?
2012-01-11 14:11:03

Got a Car? How about a television?... If you answered yes to both of these questions, then according to a new international study published on Wednesday you´re 27% more likely to suffer a heart attack than your low-tech compatriots. But more importantly, the study–which examined almost 30,000 people across 52 countries–showed that a little exercise can go a long way in reducing heart failure. I know. Surprise, surprise. Every third grader knows that, right?...

2011-11-17 03:37:39

Physical activity will definitely lower children's chances of developing cardiovascular disease down the road, but physical inactivity will not necessarily increase it. Findings from a recent Queen's University study shows different kinds of sedentary behaviour may have different consequences for young people's health. "Even if a child is physically active, this activity is really only making up a short period of their whole day, so it's important to look at other aspects of their day to...

2011-11-07 13:06:07

While it is acknowledged that physical activity promotion is a key public health message, a new study questions the effectiveness of current exercise referral schemes and whether improvements to existing schemes or better targeting should be sought Research commissioned by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme and carried out by research teams from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and the Universities of Exeter (Sport and Health Sciences) and Brunel (Health...

2011-10-12 10:00:00

Researchers Find that People with Seated Jobs Have Twice the Rate of Cardiovascular Disease as People with Standing Jobs Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 VersaTables.com, manufacturer of high quality, American-made computer furniture, is proud to introduce the latest innovative stand-up desk with the promise of providing computing consumers greater comfort and improved overall health. VersaTables has been dedicated to manufacturing desks with the capability to combat the health...

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2011-08-16 12:50:00

Experts say that an hour spent watching television shortens a viewer's life by 22 minutes. Researchers say watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the "ubiquitous sedentary behavior" should be seen as a "public health problem." Experts from the University of Queensland, Australia, wrote in the British Journal of Sports Medicine: "TV viewing time may have adverse health consequences that rival those of lack of physical activity, obesity and smoking; every...

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2011-08-02 12:57:34

According to new research, doing a little bit of exercise is better than doing none at all. Researchers did a meta-analysis of 33 studies looking at the effects of exercise on coronary heart disease among people who were active or sedentary to see if they could quantify how much exercise was needed to show any benefits. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends a minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise for health benefits.  The researchers used this...

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2011-07-13 07:40:00

Experts explore the science of sedentary behavior in themed issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Lack of physical exercise is often implicated in many disease processes. However, sedentary behavior, or too much sitting, as distinct from too little exercise, potentially could be a new risk factor for disease. The August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine features a collection of articles that addresses many aspects of the problem of sedentary behavior,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.