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Hackensack Meridian Health Teaching Kitchen Celebrated Grand Re-Opening to Promote Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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On Wednesday, September 27, Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the grand re-opening of a teaching kitchen located within the Meridian Fitness & Wellness Center in Hazlet, N.J. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cooking demonstration. As part of the festivities, Laura Garrett, RD prepared two easy and healthy dishes, leading nearly 40 community members through the process and allowing them to sample the fresh, vibrant flavors of Broccoli Slaw and Pantry Manhattan Clam Chowder.

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Obesity and Adolescents, asthma and obesity, Asthma, Ut Southwestern, lung

UTSW/THR Study Investigates Fitness of Obese Children

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A study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.

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Physical Inactivity, Physical Activity, physical ac, Exercise, Chronic Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimber's Disease, Cardiovascular Fitness, Quality Of Life, Healthcare Costs, Targeted Therapy

Review Study Explores Causes of Physical Inactivity

A new review of more than 500 studies examines the environmental and physiological causes of physical inactivity and the role it plays in the development of chronic disease. The article is published in Physiological Reviews.

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Exercise Psychology, High Intensity Training, Physical Activity

High-Intensity Workouts Send the Wrong Message

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As high-intensity interval training has grown in popularity, so has the debate over whether it is an effective public health solution. An Iowa State University professor says the workouts are not sustainable for the majority of people trying to lose weight and move more.

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Smartphone, smartphone applications, smartphone apps, Physical Activity, wearable devices, wearables, Gamification, Fitness Goals, Behavioral Economics, Health Behaviors

Game Time: To Increase Exercise, Study Shows Gaming Strategies and a Buddy are Key

New research shows families who used activity trackers with specially designed gaming elements increased daily step counts by nearly one mile per day and achieved daily fitness goals 27 percent more than families who did not.

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Kansas State University, K-State, Kansas State, KSU, Astronaut, Fitness, Health, fitness capacity, space capsule, Outer Space, NASA, Orion, MARS, Spacecraft, Capsule, Carl Ade, Thomas Barstow, Kinesiology

With Mock Space Capsule, Kansas State University Researchers Partner with NASA to Study Astronaut Fitness

A Kansas State University kinesiology research team has built a lifesize Orion spacecraft model to study astronaut fitness in spaceflight and during landing.

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Obesity, Physical Activity, Genetics, NIH, NIDK, National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases, National Insitutes of Health, Weight Loss, Phenotype, Diet, Excercise, Weight Gain

Can Your Genes and Environment Affect Your Physical Activity and Weight Loss?

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Report

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ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine

New Published Research in October's MSSE Journal

Latest Research From ACSM

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Sitting, Physical Activity, Obesity

Is Sitting Really ‘the New Smoking?’

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It’s a popular catchphrase: “Sitting is the new smoking.” A phrase that is often attributed to James A. Levine, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, but even he seems to have pulled back from that characterization a little.

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Fitbits Could Lead to Negative Impact on Pupils’ Well-Being, Study Finds

Pupils in secondary schools are reluctant to see fitness and health tracking devices such as Fitbits introduced into Physical Exercise lessons in schools and the device could potentially cause a negative impact on students’ overall well-being, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.







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