March 18, 2014
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Increased adiposity and reduced physical activity in children: Cause or effect?

Increased adiposity is likely to cause reduced physical activity in children, according to new research. The results of the study suggest that promoting weight loss in overweight and obese children might also increase childhood activity levels. Continue reading

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February 3, 2014
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High media use, reduced sleep, low activity: Adolescents at ‘invisible’ risk of mental ill-health

Adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low physical activity comprise an ‘invisible-risk’ group that has high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms, according to a large international study. Continue reading

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September 1, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Physical activity decreases sudden cardiac death risk in unfit men

Physical activity decreases the risk of sudden cardiac death in unfit men, reveals new research. Continue reading

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September 1, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Move it and lose it: Every ‘brisk’ minute counts

New research shows even brief episodes of brisk physical activity can have as positive an effect on weight as does the current recommendation of 10 or more minutes at a time. Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Elementary and middle schools can get students moving, not just thinking

Despite widespread cuts to physical education classes and recess, an Indiana University study has shown that schools can play an important role in helping their students live healthier lives. Schools that implemented coordinated school health programs … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Math model predicts effects of diet, physical activity on childhood weight

Researchers have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat in children respond to adjustments in diet and physical activity. Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New guidelines for exercise in children

New guidelines highlight the amount of exercise under tens should take to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Sixty to 85 minutes of physical activity is recommended per day, including 20 minutes of vigorous activi… Continue reading

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July 23, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk

A large 16-year study finds men who reported that they skipped breakfast had higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease. The timing of meals, whether it’s missing a meal in the morning or eating a meal very late at night, may cause adverse metabolic effects that lead to coronary heart disease. Even after accounting for modest differences in diet, physical activity, smoking and other lifestyle factors, the association between skipping breakfast (or eating very late at night) and coronary heart disease persisted. Continue reading

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July 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Eating eggs is not linked to high cholesterol in adolescents, study suggests

Although in the late 20th century it was maintained that eating more than two eggs a week could increase cholesterol, in recent years experts have begun to refute this myth. Now, a new study has found that eating more eggs is not associated with higher… Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Glued to your cell phone? Research suggests it may reduce your physical activity and fitness

Today’s smartphones allow for increased opportunities for activities traditionally defined as sedentary behaviors, such as surfing the internet, emailing and playing video games. However, researchers have linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in c… Continue reading

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July 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function. Continue reading

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July 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Epigenetic changes to fat cells following exercise

Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when we undertake physical activity. Continue reading

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May 23, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Schools should provide students with daily physical activity, experts say

A new report from the Institute of Medicine says schools should be responsible for helping pupils engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity activity during each school day. Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New study recommends using active videogaming (‘exergaming’) to improve children’s health

Levels of physical inactivity and obesity are very high in children, with fewer than 50 percent of primary school-aged boys and fewer than 28 percent of girls meeting the minimum levels of physical activity required to maintain health. Exergaming, usin… Continue reading

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May 7, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Exercise-related changes in estrogen metabolism may lower breast cancer risk

Physical activity may reduce breast cancer risk by altering estrogen metabolism. Women who did aerobic exercises had an increased ratio of “good” to “bad” metabolites of estrogen. Continue reading

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May 6, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Teen girls who exercise are less likely to be violent

Regular exercise is touted as an antidote for many ills, including stress, depression and obesity. Physical activity also may help decrease violent behavior among adolescent girls, according to new research. Continue reading

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April 29, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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People with congenital heart disease need physical activity, study suggests

People born with a heart defect need physical activity. Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited. Continue reading

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April 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Ten-year follow-up of physical activity among adolescents

New research shows that the drop in boys’ physical activity during the teenage years levels off in early adulthood. Continue reading

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April 1, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Clinical trial finds improvement in cognitive function, but no difference between groups after physical, mental activity in older adults

A randomized controlled trial finds that 12 weeks of physical plus mental activity in inactive older adults with cognitive complaints was associated with significant improvement in cognitive function but there was no difference between intervention and… Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Obesity leads to decreased physical activity over time

Obesity leads to a decrease in physical activity over time, researchers have confirmed. The exercise science team used accelerometers to measure the actual movement and intensity of activity for 254 female participants, 124 of which were obese. Over th… Continue reading

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