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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...

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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