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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For patients with mild to moderate Parkinson disease (PD) there were no clinically meaningful benefits to activities of daily living or quality of life associated with physiotherapy and occupational therapy in a study conducted in the...Show More Summary
n">(Reuters Health) - Even though teens get more exercise at school than anywhere else, it still isn’t enough to meet minimum daily activity levels recommended for good physical and mental health, a U.S. study suggests. Children andShow More Summary
As more people worldwide become active in the pursuit of physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, they are taking preventative measures to maintain good mind-body health. Creating a daily practice focused on your well-being will help bring more balance and inner peace to your every day. Show More Summary
Pack leaders, mastering the walk is a must! Walking your dog daily is a great way to fulfill Fido's physical and mental health needs, and it's also good for your own health. In fact, a study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health showed that dog owners who walk their dogs are 34 percent more likely than others to be physically fit. Show More Summary
What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the words "disabled person?" Most people immediately think of a wheelchair-stricken individual physically incapable of participating in the daily activities most of us take for granted. In fact, much of the problem begins with the word disability itself. Show More Summary
Mobility between different physical environments in the cell nucleus regulates the daily oscillations in the activity of genes that are controlled by the internal biological clock, according to a new study. Eventually, these findings may lead to novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of diseases linked with disrupted circadian rhythm.
Daily consumption of adequate fruit and vegetable is part of a healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults who have less than 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day should consume 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables daily. Show More Summary
With or without a handshake between the U.S. and Iran, there is a "strategic advantage", satirized The Daily Show in this clip. All physical activity will be monitored, stressed President Obama in his remarks following the Iran deal....Show More Summary
You can get your 30 minutes of daily activity by splitting it into three 10-minute chunks, says Karen Collins. Daily Physical Activity: Even Brief 10-Minute Chunks Help is a post from:
(Photo: Arthur Belebeau) Daily physical activity is always a good thing (durrr,—yes, you already knew that), but new research is now suggesting thathow you exercise might just help you live longer. According to a study in JAMA Internal...Show More Summary
“Generation 100 will determine whether exercise training leads to more active and healthier years, and will establish reference values for several important measures such as fitness level, daily physical activity, muscle strength, pulmonary function, cognitive function, “mental health”, quality of life and balance”, says Dr. Show More Summary
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As millions of Americans resolve to live healthier lives in 2015, research shows just how important diligent daily physical activity is. The researchers found that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days leads to decreases...Show More Summary
I’ll admit it: my personal experience with wearable technology is limited to FitBit, which tracks my daily physical activity and uploads it to an online fitness program. But recently, the University of London took wearables to a whole new level....
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers,Show More Summary
A primary school in Udine with 90 percent foreign students has become a "scuola in movimento" (moving school) in an attempt to appeal to more Italian families. Kids will do some sort of daily physical activity, while some classes will be taught unconventionally (e.g., math is now located in the... More »