Children Who Are Teased While Playing Sports Could Be Less Physically Active Later On

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 15:16

Highlighting the importance of "reindeer games" to a child's health, a new study shows that teasing during sporting activity leads to lowered levels of exercise later on.

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Older Women May Spend Too Much Time Being Sedentary

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 21:51

A study found that older women might be spending too much of their time being inactive, and is looking into how these sedentary lifestyles will affect their health risks.

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Today's Moms Less Physically Active Than 45 Years Ago

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:21

Over the past 45 years, moms have become increasingly sedentary, leading to not only their own expanding waistlines but also to their kids'.

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Exercise May Not Be Enough: Why ‘Background Activities’ Are So Important

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 11:06

Exercise is important, but staying active during the rest of the day has equal weight in determining your risk for cardiovascular problems.


Kids Less Fit Now Than Their Parents Were: How 30 Years Has Made Children 90 Seconds Slower

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:08

Kids today are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were as children, a new study reveals.

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Walking For Longer Rather Than Faster Tied To Lower Stroke Risk In Men

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 16:36

Men who walk for eight hours a week can reduce their stroke risk by a third, according to a new study.


Gardening Could Lower Risk For A Heart Attack

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:24

Gardening and other household chores may help older adults, who have gotten too comfortable sitting around, remain active and live longer.

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Poor Motor Skills In Children Linked To Low Academic Performance

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 16:23

Children who exhibit poor motor skills are found to have poor academic performance.

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Exercise Boosts Teens' Grades

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:53

Teens who engage in moderate to vigorous exercise every day may boost their grades.

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College Football: Players Get Bigger, Leaner, And Stronger -- Not Faster

By | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 17:52

College football players may get bigger, leaner, and stronger throughout their four-year careers but fail to improve their power and speed.

South Asian Men May Need More Exercise to Lower Risk of Diabetes

South Asians Need More Exercise To Prevent Diabetes

By | Mon, 07/01/2013 - 19:08

From a culture that equates eating to love and thinks little of exercise, South Asian men were found to require higher levels of physical activity to prevent diabetes compared to white Europeans.

New Study Finds only half of U.S. Kids Reach Physical Activity Standards

Half Of The US Youth Fails To Meet Physical Activity Standards: NIH Calls For Lifestyle Changes

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:20

About half of US adolescents are below the daily physical activity and nutrition recommendations, according to a nationwide study.

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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 20:08

Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study.

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World's Oldest Marathoner Races to Retire at 101 Years Old

By | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:52

The World’s Oldest Marathoner Fauja Singh has announced that he will be hanging up his running shoes after the Hong Kong Marathon in February.


Workouts Before Breakfast May Burn 20 Percent More Fat

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 21:01

Everyone knows that physical activity is good for you, but new research indicates that the time of day of exercise is just as important as the workout itself.