Labels would show how many minutes of several different physical activities — such as walking, running and biking — are equivalent to burning off the calories in the product.
The healthy characteristics examined in this study play a key role in reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
The extra weight may sound inconsequential, but it probably contributes, say the study’s authors, to the slow but steady gain in weight — an average of 0.9 to 2.2 pounds per year.
The meta-analysis, which was conducted by researchers in Australia and Brazil, found that exercise-plus-education cuts the risk of low back pain almost in half.
The authors of the study say their data suggests that being aerobically fit does not protect obese people from premature death — at least, not young obese men.
“Physical activity,” researchers say, “is one of the best modifiable factors for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and mortality.” That makes it one of the best medicines we can take.
At Seward Montessori elementary school, the school buses stop about a half-mile short of the school doors. All the kids get out, and everyone walks together to the building.
Still, “There is clear evidence that physical activity and a healthy diet contribute to improvements in a wide variety of health outcomes,” a JAMA editorial says.
A new paper’s revolutionary finding: just wear what’s comfortable.
Exercising vigorously for 60 rather than 30 minutes five times a week helps women aged 50 and older lose more body fat and have trimmer waistlines, a new study finds.
The journal entries reinforce my midlife exercise mantra: Something is better than nothing. Any exercise counts.
An editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine decries soft drink makers’ use of sports imagery to market their “nutritionally deficient products.”
The findings are robust enough to underscore the importance of being physically active throughout our lifetimes.
“These findings suggest that even small amounts of vigorous activity may supplement the benefits of moderate activity alone,” say the authors.
Healthful eating, exercise, “brain training” and the management of risk factors associated with dementia can lead to better cognitive health in older adults, according to a new study.
Even a small increase in physical activity among individuals who are currently sedentary — a 20-minute daily walk, say — may help lower their risk of premature death.
“Centrists and the politically uncommitted may be at greater risk of non-communicable diseases because of their inertia,” the researchers conclude.
The difference is small but significant, given the coming bump in the number of people age 65 and older.
The long-running study found that those who could stay on the treadmill longer had better cognition, including reaction times and executive thinking.
The facilities are springing up in Europe and Asia, and are helping older folks improve balance and retain range of motion.