News tagged with physical education

Education a key to tackling obesity

There is of course no single factor that has led to New Zealand being one of the most obese nations in the world—it is a multifaceted problem involving social, cultural and economic forces interacting in ...

Aug 06, 2014
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Making schools a healthier place

Nearly one of every three U.S. children is overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, a rate that has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

Jun 30, 2014
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Is 'Health' a club?

Is 'health' a club? There are many sporting or physical activity clubs people can join and be among others with similar interests. If you don't happen to share such physical interests, you may feel excluded. But can that ...

May 29, 2014
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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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Kids' health depends on exercise and participation

Physicians, exercise physiologists and healthcare organizations emphasize the importance of regular physical activity for lifelong good health. But data show that youth today are less active than in the past, ...

Dec 12, 2013
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Lower education levels linked to unhealthy diets

People with lower levels of education may eat larger amounts of unhealthy, calorically dense food than those with a higher education level, possibly because they are more physically active, according to new research published ...

Nov 06, 2013
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