News tagged with physical activity

Related topics: obesity · body mass index · exercise · children · heart disease

Fish oil may help improve mood in veterans

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers, including a Texas A&M University ...

Sep 22, 2016
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Healthy diet boosts children's reading skills

A heathy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study constitutes part of the Physical Activity and ...

Sep 13, 2016
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Can Pokemon Go solve the physical inactivity epidemic?

Just over a month ago, Nintendo released what has become one of the most popular video games ever created. Although Pokemon Go is somewhat old news now as it has been covered ad nauseum by the mass media, I'm really excited ...

Sep 05, 2016
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Physical exercise

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for many different reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. It also improves mental health and helps prevent depression. Childhood obesity is a growing global[citation needed] concern and physical exercise may help decrease the effects of childhood obesity in developed countries.

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