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More than half of four-year colleges and universities in the United States have dropped their physical education requirements when compared to historic levels.
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.
Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight.
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.
ACSM journal article probes relationship between childhood obesity, physical activity INDIANAPOLIS, Dec.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.