New research shows that light and moderate physical activity — which usually define our simple, daily activities — may significantly reduce mortality risk.
That 'to do' list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits. The study found women over age 65 who engaged in regular light physical activity had a reduction in the risk of mortality.
(American College of Physicians) A study of middle-aged adults found that functional impairment, or difficulty performing basic daily activities, was common among the cohort and often progressed to further physical decline or death over 10 years' follow up. Show More Summary
Just like adults, kids need to keep their health and wellness up to par. Distractions like video games and other forms of technology can make it tough to get the physical activity needed on a daily basis. However, the digital realm can help with these fitness apps designed for kids. These fun and user-friendly apps will […]
"First would be daily physical exercise. Then comes the forced smile at bad times. Forcing yourself to smile makes you take a deep breath. And deep breathing at random times is productive. Also to keep the mind going keep up with what is going on and contribute comments on the current situation. Show More Summary
Nobody is perfect. But, models should be. There are only 2,450 active Navy SEALs because the job requires such an intense devotion to physical fitness. And even if you’re a
Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they're not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in Progress in Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Preventive Medicine. Show More Summary
A post shared by ?URA (@ouraring) on Mar 2, 2015 at 2:10pm PST The OURA, is a high-tech stylish, bluetooth enabled, intuitive ring that uniquely looks at changes in sleep patterns, heart rate and physical readiness for daily activities. Show More Summary
(Oregon State University) The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives. A case study of one 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and his family's dog, found the intervention program led to a wide range of improvements for the child.
(Reuters Health) - - Being physically inactive raises the risk of losing the ability to perform activities of daily living - both before and after a stroke - according to results from a long-term U.S. study.
The popular smartphone game "Pokémon Go" can increase people's physical activity and appears to be particularly beneficial for overweight players, according to a new study. "'Pokémon Go' is probably one of the most popular mobile games in history," Hanzhang Xu, a graduate student at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina, told Live Science.
The popular smartphone game "Pokémon Go" can increase people's physical activity.
A new study looks at different exercise patterns to see if 'weekend warriors' still get all the health benefits of daily physical activity.
Objective To estimate the effect of playing Pokémon GO on the number of steps taken daily up to six weeks after installation of the game. Design Cohort study using online survey data. Participants Survey participants of Amazon Mechanical...Show More Summary
(University of Kansas) Understanding the daily pattern in physical activity could be key to designing interventions, perhaps by targeting more physical activity in morning.
Sitting at a desk all day is awful for our health, but a new study finds that "just an hour" of physical activity daily can mitigate the harmful effects.
Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. It is important to understand the calorie cost and intensity of yoga in relation to the national physical activity guidelines, which generally encourage 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week.
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This article was originally published on Medical Daily. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder that causes severe fatigue that is worsened by physical or mental activity and not improved by bed rest. While...Show More Summary
After a long day at school, a nutritious snack can fuel your student's growing body and avoid an attitude meltdown. These afternoon servings of food provide energy for the daily physical activity that's recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; and they can boost brain power for homework too. "The size of the snack and what's in it is important," […]