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Too Many Universities Not Requiring Important Physical Education
2013-01-07 13:13:41

More than half of four-year colleges and universities in the United States have dropped their physical education requirements when compared to historic levels.

2012-10-09 20:51:36

The findings indicate that it is the intensity, rather than the duration, of exercise that counts in combating the impact of metabolic syndrome - a combination of factors, including midriff bulge, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, higher than normal levels of blood glucose and abnormal blood fat levels - say the authors.

2012-04-04 20:37:35

Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight.

2011-05-03 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1983, our nation has observed National Physical Fitness and Sports Month during May as a celebration of the joy and benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.

2010-12-06 09:12:00

ACSM journal article probes relationship between childhood obesity, physical activity INDIANAPOLIS, Dec.

2010-05-03 10:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, joins a coalition of experts to announce today its involvement with and support of the National Physical Activity Plan, a sweeping initiative to improve public health by motivating people to become and stay physically active, and to remove the barriers that may stand in their way. "We...

2009-09-03 23:30:00

Current primary care policies aimed at reducing obesity and increasing physical activity in children do not work and are very costly to run, according to research published on bmj.com today.

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2009-08-03 09:40:00

Children's after-school activities often consist of sedentary behavior such as watching television, but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for children's health.

2008-08-10 15:00:10

By Steve Jacob American children are gaining weight in a period - summer - when they once did not. What or who is to blame? Two things spike at this time of year: the heat and, apparently, our schoolchildren's weight.The first observation is obvious.

2008-07-29 03:00:53

By Snethen, Julia A Broome, Marion E; Kelber, Sheryl; Leicht, Sandra; Joachim, Jackie; Goretzke, Maribeth PURPOSE. Obesity adversely affects children, yet limited information is available on the familial environmental influence of fathers.


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