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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,...

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2011-06-29 09:43:59

If you're looking for a place to go this summer that is really active, don't go to Lexington, Kentucky. A new ranking of the most sedentary cities in the world by Men's Health magazine has placed the "ËœThoroughbred Capital of the World' at the bottom of the heap. Along with Lexington, the ranking also puts Indianapolis, Indiana, Jackson, Mississippi, Charleston, West Virginia and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as the 5 most sedentary cities respectively, according to Men's Health. The...

2011-05-17 13:16:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to increase physical activity on a day-to-day basis when exercises classes are combined with a confidence-building program, according to researchers from Michigan and Illinois. Those improvements, however, are only short-term and patients return to their original levels of activity once the confidence-building program ends, the study found. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International...

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2011-04-20 11:04:56

Children who spend too much time watching television have increased chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney. The study is reported this week in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Declared as a world-first study, researchers found that six-to-seven-year-olds who spend most of their time watching television had narrower arteries...

2011-03-17 20:14:28

What is the meaning and nature of active play for today's children in the UK? New research suggests that promoting active play in children's leisure time could increase the physical activity of today's children, but that such strategies might need to be tailored according to gender. The paper, 'What is the meaning and nature of active play for today's children in the UK?' by Rowan Brockman and colleagues in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy...

2011-02-22 15:07:46

Study highlights importance of neighborhood design to encourage children to be more active outdoors What does it take to keep children active when they get home from school? It seems that what your neighborhood offers in terms of parks and playgrounds has a lot to do with it. In a study looking at the links between the quality of outdoor public spaces, parents' perception of them, and children's sedentary behavior, Dr. Jenny Veitch and colleagues, from the Centre for Physical Activity and...

2011-02-16 09:00:00

CDC releases new estimates for all U.S. counties ATLANTA, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans who live in parts of Appalachia and the South are the least likely to be physically active in their leisure time, according to estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In many counties in those regions, more than 29 percent of adults reported getting no physical activity or exercise other than at their regular job. The 2004-2008 estimates,...

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2011-02-01 05:40:00

A part of the brain involved in memory grew in size among adults aged 55 and older who undertook moderate physical exercise for one year, according to a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research supports previous findings that aerobic exercise reduces brain atrophy in early-stage Alzheimer's patients, and that regular walking helps improve performance on mental tests among older people with memory problems. The current study found that one...

2011-01-15 00:00:41

ACSM study suggests parental support necessary to help overweight children reduce screen time Indianapolis (Vocus/PRWEB) January 13, 2011 With the U.S. national goal of ending childhood obesity within a generation, experts worldwide are looking for ways to keep children active and away from the television. According to a study entitled "Movement Skills and Physical Activity in Obese Children: Randomized Controlled Trial" published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports &...


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