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Older Obese Adults Can Benefit From Moderate Exercise

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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primary school, Exercise, Active Learning, Academic Performance

Being More Active in School Lessons Can Improve Performance in Tests

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Children who take part in lessons which include physical activity show an increase in health-enhancing physical activity and academic performance, according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University.

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Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes

Exercise May Help Prevent Insulin Resistance, a Precursor to Type 2 Diabetes, University of Arkansas Researcher Finds

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accelerometer, MET Levels, Pedometer, Sedentary Periods, Step Count

Are Activity Monitors Fit for Exercise Research? Getting There, but Further Steps Needed

Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they’re not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in Progress in Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Preventive Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Sobriety, Physical Activity, Fitbit, Alcohol Treatment, Depression, Women, ecercise, Mental Health, Relapse, Intervention, Craving, digital fitness

Physical Activity + Fitbit Help Women During Early Alcohol Recovery

The first three months of sobriety pose the greatest risk for relapse, and the greatest challenge for intervention efforts. Results from a pilot study suggest that a lifestyle physical activity intervention supported by a Fitbit device can successfully supplement existing alcohol treatment among depressed women during early recovery. These results will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

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Aging, Exercise, Gerontology, home care aides, Medicaid

Exercise Program Improves Performance of Daily Activities for Frail Older Adults

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An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist.

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Diet, Exercise, College, Health, Nutrition, Weight, Freshman 15, Freshman Fifteen, health habits, Junk Food, UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA health

Home From College? Time to Fix Bad Health Habits

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For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.

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Older Adults, Exercise, Lung Function, Lung Diffusing Capacity, Pulmonary Circulation, Physical Activity

Older Adults’ Lungs Remain Strong During Exercise

Highly active older adults experience no limitations in the lungs’ capacity to exchange gases (lung-diffusing capacity) during physical activity, researchers have found.

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yoga alternative medicine, yoga, Low Back Pain, Low Back Disorders, Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Settling the Debate for Low Back Pain

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UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.

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Sport, physical ac, physical edu, Physical Education

Physical Activity Within Physical Education: Time for a Rethink?

Research carried out at Leeds Beckett University suggests physical education (PE) in the United and United States may be failing both teachers and children.







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