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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 &...

2011-01-12 14:36:53

Stand up, move more, more often It is becoming well accepted that, as well as too little exercise, too much sitting is bad for people's health. Now a new study has found that it is not just the length of time people spend sitting down that can make a difference, but also the number of breaks that they take while sitting at their desk or on their sofa. Plenty of breaks, even if they are as little as one minute, seem to be good for people's hearts and their waistlines. The study, which is...

2010-12-06 09:12:00

ACSM journal article probes relationship between childhood obesity, physical activity INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists may have discovered a new trend in childhood obesity, according to research published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. In comparing physical activity levels among American children, researchers discovered that the most overweight...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

International research is proving that daily walking, such as that provided by the TrekDesk treadmill desk, can improve health and reduce the risks of numerous health concerns. Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) November 19, 2010 An extensive research review, published in the December issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice, identified 24 physical and mental health conditions that could be prevented with regular moderate exercise, such as walking while working with a TrekDesk Treadmill...

2010-11-15 00:00:36

Joining a list of prominent national publications, U.S. News & World Report recognizes the health merits of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, citing it "a fitness splurge worth the money." Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) November 14, 2010 TrekDesk Treadmill Desk has been cited by U.S. News & World Report as a "fitness splurge worth the money", joining other leading national publications including Forbes, Fitness Magazine, American Fitness, and HR Magazine recognizing the health merits of TrekDesk....

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...


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