A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.
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If the pandemic made your back feel more sore than usual, moving more everyday may be important to help improve it.
Exercise – alongside standard treatments – may help improve strength and flexibility, and other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Making small changes daily can help prevent weight gain in the long run.
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A growing body of research shows that nutrition, sleep, exercise and a host of other lifestyle choices can help optimize the immune system. But they are no substitute for life-saving vaccines.
A new study shows that the more physically active a person, the more calcium build-up they have in their coronary arteries.
Women who are physically active in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less active, but the pandemic has made exercise less accessible.
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Patients who got in shape before surgery had shorter hospital stays afterwards on average.
Studies have shown a drop in physical activity for kids during lockdowns, which could impact their long term health. But their mums are getting more active.
COVID has made the usual jitters about returning to school that much more intense. Parents can support their children by listening carefully and prioritising healthy habits
Many of the advice given to humans works for dogs, too.
The amount of exercise you need to do depends on your training goals.
ActiveTO and programs like it across the country create more urban public space for exercising and can remove a major barrier to physical activity: lack of open and safe space.
If it’s been a while since your last workout, it’s important to take things slowly.
Socio-economic factors are major barriers to physical activity. New research suggests this is one more reason why disadvantaged people were at increased risk for COVID-19.
Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.
Overall muscle fitness among children and teens hasn’t declined over the past several decades, but by some measures it’s not improving, either.