News tagged with physical activity promotion

Parents should team with kids to encourage exercise

Parents can help motivate kids to be more physically active, but the influence may not result in an improvement in their children's body mass index (BMI), finds a new evidence review in the American Journal of ...

Mar 05, 2014
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The Biggest Loser a big turnoff

The Biggest Loser might be a TV ratings winner, but its extreme depiction of exercise is more likely to turn people off than get them off the couch, according to new research from the University of Alberta.

Oct 25, 2012
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Kids with cerebral palsy may benefit from video game play

Like their healthy peers, children with disabilities may spend too much time in front of a video screen. For children with cerebral palsy (CP), this leads to an even greater risk of being overweight or developing health issues ...

May 07, 2012
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Making exercise fun and cool for at-risk teens

Motivating teens to exercise is often a tough sell, but a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion finds that introducing culturally tailored activities, those that young people find fun and po ...

Mar 09, 2012
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'Weak evidence' to support exercise referrals

Research commissioned by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme and carried out by research teams from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and the Universities of Exeter (Sport and Health Sciences) ...

Nov 07, 2011
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Pre-Olympic call for global action on physical inactivity

(Medical Xpress) -- The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event ...

Jul 18, 2012
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