Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the...

‘Cardio Tennis’ Plays Well In Fight Against Obesity and Inactivity

With an ever-increasing obesity epidemic in the U.S., along with 80 million "inactive" Americans, one tennis program--Cardio Tennis--is helping to battle these issues head-on....

Raise Awareness about Childhood Obesity This Month!

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month was created to fight this negative trend in our next generation’s health. COAM embodies the principle "Think globally; act locally." Taken...

National Healthcare Debate Rages On

The media and all of its pundits have heavily debated the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Health Care Act...

Celebrate ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Month

Exercise is Medicine Month began May 1! Observed in conjunction with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, communities throughout the United States will hold activities...

Pediatric obesity targeted by CDC

(Editor’s Note. This article is based on a press release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The story has appeared, among other places,...

Kids, Nights, and Weight

Children who don’t get a good night’s sleep might wind up with an overweight body. Researchers saw it in around 1,900 children ranging in ages from birth to 13 years old. The researchers looked at sleep patterns and weight in 1997 and 2002. According to UCLA researcher Frederick Zimmerman, “It was roughly 10 hours of sleep a night. Kids who didn’t get enough sleep by that standard had roughly 80 percent more probability of being obese subsequently.” The researchers say naps during the day don’t offset the effect. They think a lack of nighttime sleep throws off key hormones that affect weight and metabolism. The study in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Does Higher-Intensity Exercise Produce More Results?

Over time, running may produce greater weight loss than walking, especially in men and overweight women, according to research published in the official journal...

Call to Replace BMI with More Accurate Predictions of Disease

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an...

Diabetes Could Pose Major Health Threat to Future Generations

Nearly 1 in 4 American adolescents may be on the verge of developing Type 2 diabetes or could already be diabetic, representing a sharp...

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