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Are We a Nation of Fat People?

Taming the obesity epidemic in this country needs an all-hands-on-deck strategy so that schools provide students 60 minutes of physical activity daily, fast-food restaurants...

Exercise as Medicine

In a 2010 CNN interview, U.S. Air force retired Lt. Gen. Norman Seip said more than one in four U.S. military recruits were unfit...

Knee Arthritis Is Becoming a Major Medical Problem

Arthritis of the knee is striking Americans at younger ages, new research has found, but shedding a few pounds if you're overweight may reduce...

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...

Body Composition Devices Under Evaluation

Athletes are always looking for an edge when it comes to diet and training.  Technological advances over the past 25 years have led to...

Recess as Important as Other 3 R’s for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently weighed in on the heavily debated issue of recess in schools and determined that it is a...

The AMA Says Obesity is a Disease; Now We Need to Inform Them How...

My first reaction to hearing that the American Medical Association (AMA) had voted to classify obesity as a disease last month was a positive...

Your Bad NFL Team is Making You Fat

You may want to be careful who you root for in NFL football. Back a losing team and watch how much fatter you’ll get. That’s the...

Testing Cardiovascular Fitness in Our Youth

Cardiovascular fitness is generally considered to be the most important component of health-related physical fitness. Other commonly used terms for cardiovascular fitness include cardiorespiratory...

Children Need at Least 7 minutes a Day of Vigorous Physical Activity

Children need a minimum of seven minutes a day of vigorous physical activity, demonstrates recently published findings by University of Alberta medical researchers and...

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