News tagged with physical activity

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Working out how much exercise to do takes more than gadgets

Ancient Greek scholars realised long ago that physical activity was a requirement for good health. Hippocrates proposed that "eating alone will not keep a man well – he must also take exercise", while Galen [later noted]( ...

Sep 26, 2016
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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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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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