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Latest Sedentary lifestyle Stories

2010-11-10 13:25:04

During college years, students become more sedentary and as their physical activity levels decrease, Body Mass Index and weight increase. "Basically, students came out of college significantly less active and heavier compared to the start of their freshman year," said Jeanne Johnston, assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. "But it is a gradual process." She and her colleagues conducted a survey that asked a sample population of undergraduate students...

2010-10-30 00:00:46

Thin or fat, individuals who are sedentary through the day face the same risks of diseases that are crippling our nation. TrekDesk has launched a Movement Revolution designed to educate Americans out of their chairs. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 28, 2010 "Who would you believe is more likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, someone height weight proportionate who exercises daily or an overweight, sedentary individual?" asks Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk.com. The answer...

2010-10-28 00:00:39

Scientists are re-writing the rules of exercise emphasizing continual movement throughout the day for optimum health versus 30 minutes in the gym. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 27, 2010 Athletes, gym rats, couch potatoes and office workers share something in common. They all suffer the same health risks if they are sedentary too much of the day according to research which is re-writing the guidelines and recommendations for physical fitness. The Surgeon General guidelines which were recently...

2010-10-24 00:13:42

CDC Study Direly Predicts that 1/3 of US Adults Could Develop Diabetes by the Year 2050, TrekDesk Aims to Change the Numbers Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 22, 2010 While Americans rate the economy and terrorism as their top two fears a much greater threat to the health and security of our nation, measured in lives lost and economic costs, silently looms in the background: sedentary diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A study released today by the Centers for Disease Control...

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2010-09-18 08:02:35

"A sedentary lifestyle has become one of the major public health problems in developed countries", Juan P. Rey-L³pez, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), tells SINC. "During the week, one-third of teenagers said the watched more than two hours of television per day. At weekends, this figure exceeds 60%". The results, published in the July issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, show that teenagers devote more time to sedentary behavior (in...

2010-08-27 08:12:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Here's a new reason to hit the gym. Besides burning calories, it also makes you think you're fuller. New research shows exercise restores the sensitivity of neurons involved in the control of satiety or feeling full, which in turn contributes to reduced food intake and consequently weight loss. Obesity has been an increasing problem in the world. Just in the U.S, in 2009, only Colorado and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity less than 20 percent....

2010-07-21 12:16:34

Research conducted at Montreal Heart Institute A study conducted at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has shown unexpectedly that living with children is linked to a reduction in physical activity. Carried out with 756 participants and led by Dr. Simon L. Bacon, Associate Researcher at the MHI and Professor at Concordia University, the study assessed the impact of social networks on exercise, revealing that people with heart disease who live with children exercise less than those people who...

2010-05-27 09:21:55

Head to head: Should health policy focus on physical activity rather than obesity? Experts disagree on bmj.com May 25 about the best way to tackle the obesity crisis. While Professor Louise Baur and colleagues from the Children's Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney in Australia acknowledge that "physical inactivity is a major contributor to the global burden of disease," they says that it would be wrong to only focus on this and ignore the problem of obesity. Baur and colleagues...

2010-05-25 10:01:00

ATLANTA, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many states do not have the policy or environmental measures in place to help their residents meet the recommended levels of physical activity to promote health, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 includes data about individual behaviors related to physical activity, as well as the presence or absence of physical features and policies that can...

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2010-05-04 06:35:00

New state and district policies requiring schools to report on the quantity and quality of the student's physical education programs and the classification of physical inactivity as a preventable and treatable health condition are two of the provisions of a new national fitness agenda announced Monday. The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan was launched by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, representatives of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, U.S....