Parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight, a study shows. "Parents have a hard time changing their child's dietary and physical activity behaviors," said the study's lead author. Show More Summary
Higher rates of depression and anxiety among adults undergoing dialysis could be associated with their impaired physical exercise capability and reduced daily physical activity, researchers have found. Hemodialysis is a life-preserving treatment for hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure. Show More Summary
Michigan State University researchers have found a link between memory and fitness that highlights yet another reason why we should all try and build some sort of physical activity into our daily routines.
For anyone, television has the potential to increase the risk of obesity and heart disease. This is especially true among those that, on a daily basis, spend more time watching television than being physically active. Children face the very same risk, but it extends much, much further than obesity and future health problems.
People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). read more
Our girl Demi Lovato is in serious training mode, y'all. We all know the singer is all about daily mental affirmations to ground and center herself. Now she's getting in on some physical activity in preparation for her Neon Lights tour, which kicks off in February. She hilariously shared her sweaty experience just now on Twitter.
Preschool-aged children require the majority of their waking day, approximately 11 hours, to achieve their recommended daily physical activity, a Vanderbilt study published in Obesity found.
Most people know that one of the keys to reducing or preventing health problems is to get more exercise, but determining how to best integrate physical activity into their daily lives - and having access to exercise programs - remains...Show More Summary
Most people know that one of the keys to reducing or preventing health problems is to get more exercise, but determining how to best integrate physical activity into their daily lives — and having access to exercise programs — remains a significant hurdle to clear on the path to a healthier lifestyle. read more
Nokia Motion Monitor beta Nokia motion monitor beta tracks your physical activity based on your motion and steps. Your activity intensity is primarily shown on a timeline where your daily details are visible including step count. The...Show More Summary
If you want to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, you have to be physically active. In fact, the surgeon general recommends getting at least 30 minutes of moderately intense activity a day in addition to your usual daily activities. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that students aged 6 to 17 participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily, which has been proven to increase physical health and self-esteem, reduce obesity, anxiety and stress, and prevent disease. Show More Summary
Half of all UK seven year olds are sedentary for six to seven hours every day, and only half clock up the recommended daily minimum of moderate to vigorous physical activity, indicates new research.
Half of all UK seven year olds are sedentary for six to seven hours every day, and only half clock up the recommended daily minimum of moderate to vigorous physical activity, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Show More Summary
Half of all UK seven year olds are sedentary for six to seven hours every day, and only half clock up the recommended daily minimum of moderate to vigorous physical activity, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Girls,...Show More Summary
The Nike Fuelband is just one of a growing number of wearable activity trackers, and the idea behind them is really great. You put it on, and just forget about it, and it does its thing and tracks your daily physical activity. Better still, keep one on at night and some can detect sleep patterns. Show More Summary
Only about half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1 in 3 eat fruits and vegetables daily, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In a survey of youth in 39 states, NIH researchers questioned nearly 10,000 students between 11 and 16 years [...]
Natural therapies like stretching, chiropractic, and regular physical activity are very important to maintaining your dog's comfort, mobility and quality of life. Providing daily walks followed by a short session of gentle stretching can do wonders for your pet both physically and mentally.
For children's overall academic and physical development and success, their schools should play a major role in making sure they all have opportunities to take part in vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity, the Institute of Medicine urges in a new report. Show More Summary