WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — In 2016 the age-standardized prevalence of insufficient physical activity was 27.5 percent, according to a study published in the October issue of The Lancet Global Health. Regina Guthold, Ph.D., from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and colleagues pooled data from 358 surveys across 168 countries, with 1.9 million participants, […]Continue Reading ...
About 30% of adults and 80% of teenagers today do not meet the minimum levels of daily physical activity for staying healthy, as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Previous studies have already demonstrated that there is a gap between the intention to play sport and actually playing it among individuals with a leaning […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 12 2018 More time spent intensely active, to a greater extent than less time spent sedentary, correlates with a healthier metabolic profile in adolescence, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Joshua Bell and colleagues from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, also suggests that the metabolic […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Dr. Barbara Jefferis, Associate Professor at UCL, discussing the importance of exercise in older age, and the effectiveness of current recommendations. Why is it important to remain active in older life? Being physically active is an incredibly good way to protect against a lot of conditions which are more common in later […]Continue Reading ...
People are falling into a trap of greater inactivity during middle age, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), which calls for its findings to be considered in future national physical activity guidelines. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology, is the first time […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDAugust 22, 2018 Open plan offices mean lot of walking around compared to partitioned cubicles. A new study of US government employees has now shown that these open plan offices can increase employee physical activity by up to 20 percent compared to those who worked within walled cubicles. Their activity was […]Continue Reading ...
August 9, 2018 Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. […]Continue Reading ...
July 23, 2018 New research has shown that older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of developing chronic disease compared with those who do not exercise. Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 1,500 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 10-year period. […]Continue Reading ...
As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. A series of recent University of Michigan studies found that two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks increased the amount of daily exercise for elementary children without […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University Hospital of Gieβen and Marburg, in collaboration with colleagues from Bonn, the Netherlands, and the UK, have analyzed what happens in the brain when humans want to voluntarily forget something. They identified two areas of the brain – the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus – whose activity patterns […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Our brain cells control every aspect of our lives – from the movements we make to the memories we form. But capturing the activity of neurons in the form of electric impulses isn’t easy. Information processing happens on different time scales and involves quick changes in voltage, ion concentrations and many different […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People are falling into a trap of greater inactivity during middle age, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), which calls for its findings to be considered in future national physical activity guidelines. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 — If you’re in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report. That’s especially true for women, they added. “The 60 to 64 age range represents an important transition between work and retirement, when lifestyle behaviors tend to change. It may, therefore, be an […]Continue Reading ...
July 31, 2018 Just two weeks without much activity can have a dramatic impact on health from which it is difficult to recover, according to researchers who studied overweight older adults at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Not only did an abrupt, brief period of inactivity hasten the onset of the disease and elevate […]Continue Reading ...
July 24, 2018 Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found. The study is among the first of its kind to examine how health behaviors linked to […]Continue Reading ...
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