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Few Overweight People with Diabetes Getting Recommended Physical Activity

Women and men with diabetes who are trying to lose weight are not meeting the recommended amounts of physical activity for weight loss, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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Army, Diabetes, Kidney, Training, Fitness, Body Composition, Soldier, Military, K-State, Kansas State University, National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

NIH Grant Funds High-Intensity Functional Training in Army Personnel Study

A more than $2.52 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to test the effects of high-intensity functional training compared to usual Army physical readiness training on changes in body composition, health and fitness among active duty military personnel.

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exercise-associated hyponatremia, Hyponatremia, Sports Drinks, Dehydration

Drinking Too Much Water Can be Fatal to Athletes

The recent deaths of two high school football players illustrate the dangers of drinking too much water. Exercise-associated hyponatremia can cause muscle cramps, vomiting, seizures and unconsciousness.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Exercise, yoga, Fatigue, pain

Yoga Relieves Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

A new Rutgers study indicates that a specialized yoga program is beneficial to everyday living for those with multiple sclerosis. After an eight-week trial, the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions found that participants had better balance, fine motor coordination, an improved quality of life and a decrease in pain and fatigue.

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Intense Exercise during Long Space Flights Helps Astronauts Protect Aerobic Capacity

Many astronauts experience a dip in aerobic capacity during long space flights which can impair their ability to perform complex and demanding routine tasks. In an article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, NASA researchers find that regular, intense in-flight exercise helps preserve cardiovascular stamina. The article is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.

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Scientists Discover Area of Brain Responsible for Exercise Motivation

Scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have discovered an area of the brain that could control a person’s motivation to exercise and participate in other rewarding activities – potentially leading to improved treatments for depression.

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Education, Physical Activity, Health, Exercise, work, Occupation, College

Unlike Less Educated People, College Grads More Active on Weekends Than Weekdays

People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers.

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Back-to-School Season Means Time for Moms and Dads to Make Exercise a Priority, Says USciences Prof

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As parents prepare to send their children back to school over the next few weeks, a professor at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia says now is the perfect time for them to create an exercise plan that suits their new family schedules.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Offers 10 Back-to-School Tips for 2014-15 School Year

Sharpened pencils: check; notebooks and paper: check; school schedule: check. As a parent, this check list may seem familiar to you. It is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here and that means preparing your child for the school year as best as you can. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is helping you and your child finalize the list by providing top 10 expert tips on keeping your child healthy and safe all year round.







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