News tagged with physical activity

Genes may thwart seniors' exercise gains

Keeping strong and physically fit is crucial to maintaining independence among the elderly. Exercise has repeatedly been shown to reduce or slow age-related declines in physical function and is a widely recommended for seniors, ...

Mar 14, 2014
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Healthy eating may reduce the risk of preterm delivery

A diet based on fruits and vegetables, whole grain products and some types of fish seems to reduce the risk of preterm delivery. This is the conclusion of a Nordic study on 66,000 pregnant Norwegian women ...

Mar 10, 2014
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Two-mile daily walk might help fight COPD

(HealthDay)—Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests.

Mar 06, 2014
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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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TV in child's bedroom tied to weight gain

(HealthDay)—Children who have a TV in their bedroom are likely to gain weight. But kids who play active video games might lose unwanted pounds, according to two new studies.

Mar 03, 2014
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