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Prehypertension, Blood Pressure, Stroke, Diet, Exercise, American Academy Of Neurology, AAN, Neurology, Journal Neurology

Meta-Analysis: Any Blood Pressure Reading Above Normal May Increase Risk of Stroke

Anyone with blood pressure that’s higher than the optimal 120/80 mmHg may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published in the March 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Exercise, exercise and children, Parental Involvement, BMI, Obesity

Parents Should Team with Kids to Encourage Exercise

Parents can help motivate kids to be more physically active, but the influence may not result in an improvement in their children’s weight, finds a new evidence review in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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Cancer, youth obesity, Television, tv and teen obesity, Obesity

Do Bedroom Televisions Contribute to Youth Obesity?

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Does having a television in the bedroom contribute to youth weight gain? In a recent national study, researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that having a bedroom television was a significant predictor of adolescent weight gain

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Eat4-Health, Healthy Eating, Nutrition

Eat4-Health Helps South Texas Students Eat, Play Healthy

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Eat4-Health program teaches healthy eating and activity habits to students.

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Junk Food, Food Marketing, School Wellness Policy, Michelle Obama

First Lady Calls for Limiting Junk Food Marketing, Expanding Free School Meals

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First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools.

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Celebrated as Leaders in Improving America's Nutritional Health on Registered Dietitian Day and Every Day

March is National Nutrition Month®, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates the contributions and expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

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Obesity, JAMA, Childhood Obesity

A New Normal? Obesity Rates Dropping in Young Children

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Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released the following statement today on a new report showing 43% decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds over a span of eight years.

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Fitness Study Pairs Man's Best Friend with Seniors

Researchers at Florida State have designed an exercise study to see if exercising with dogs yields better health outcomes.

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Teachers College, Columbia University, Joseph T. Ciccolo, William J. Kraemer, Resistance Training, Weight Training, Chronic Disease, Treatment of Disease

Vive La Resistance! Book Recommends Resistance Training to Prevent, Manage Disease

"Resistance Training for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease," by Joseph T. Ciccolo and William J. Kraemer, eds., explains the benefits of work with weights, elastic bands or the body's own weight in preventing and treating disease.

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Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome, PCS, New Treatment for Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Exercise and Post-Concussion Syndrome

Exercise May be Best Medicine to Treat Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

Karl Kozlowksi, PhD, is pioneering a treatment program for patients who suffer from post-concussion syndrome. His research shows that gradual exercise, rather than rest alone, actually helps to restore the balance of the brain’s auto-regulation mechanism, which controls the blood pressure and supply to the brain.







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