News tagged with couch potatoes

Aussie kids among world's least active

Australian children are among the least active in the world, ranking behind those in Britain and New Zealand, researchers say warning that the sports-mad nation was raising a "generation of couch potatoes".

May 21, 2014
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Plugged in but powered down

It's not news that being a couch potato is bad for your health. Lack of physical activity is associated with a range of diseases from diabetes to heart attacks. It now turns out that young men who have experienced ...

Apr 01, 2014
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'Healthier hormones' through diet and exercise

Weight loss—by dietary changes alone or combined with physical exercise—has a positive impact on the production of adipose tissue hormones: Adipose tissue produces less leptin but, instead, more adiponectin, which counteracts ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Physical inactivity kills 5 million a year: report

A third of the world's adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year, experts said in the medical journal The Lancet on Wednesday.

Jul 18, 2012
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Regular exercise may cure brain fatigue

OK, couch potatoes. As if the promise of a healthy heart and a trim waistline weren’t enough to get you moving, researchers at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health have found another reason ...

Sep 23, 2011
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Heart disease, No. 1 killer, can sneak up on women

Heart disease can sneak up on women in ways that standard cardiac tests can miss. It's part of a puzzling gender gap: Women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men. They're more likely to die in the year after ...

Jul 04, 2011
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