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," […]
A new study investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greater effect on bone strength compared to a once daily intervention or no intervention at all. The findings demonstrate that the bone mass response to exercise in very low birth weight pre-term infants is dose-related.
Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Make the most of your limited hours with these creative fitness tips.
Research is nailing down that putting regular physical activity into your daily routine is one of the best things you can do to keep your brain healthy.
There’s a moment towards the end of “Daily Active Users” where Richard Hendrix is at a point lower than he’s ever been. Not for the physical circumstances of being curled up in Erlich’s bathtub, hair touching a drain that desperately needs cleaning, but for the absolute weariness in his revelation to Jared that he’s decided to liquidate Pied Piper. Show More Summary
Only 15 percent of children achieve the recommended daily average of at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and only 8 percent achieve the school-time recommendation of 30 minutes, shows a new American study. Girls, compared to boys, had significantly fewer minutes of physical activity.
BOSTON (April 5, 2016)-- Children are far from meeting national guidelines for physical activity, and girls are at greatest risk of falling short of recommendations according to a study measuring the physical activity of 453 schoolchildren in Massachusetts during a one-week period. Show More Summary
Sometime between grade school and high school the daily ritual of going outside for recess gets phased out. But why should it? It’s not like our daily need for physical activity and sunshine disappears. Recess should carry on right until we retire, with this new book to remind us all how to have fun. More »
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