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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...

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...

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...

Scale Back Alabama a Success Story at the Academy

The seventh annual Scale Back Alabama contest—a 10-week competition that encourages Alabama citizens to lose weight and improve their overall health—recently came to an...

A Simple Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

The most recent edition of the journal, Pediatrics, reported the results of an interesting study that sought to examine obesity in first grade children...

Joe Weider Left a Legacy of Health and Fitness

Joe Weider was a pioneer in the business of bodybuilding. Weider developed a multi-million dollar fitness publishing empire, including such publications as Muscle and...

Qatar’s National Sport Day to Feature Weight Losing Competition

Qatar's National Sport Day, due to take place later this month, will feature the launch of a new, countrywide weight losing competition designed to...

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...

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...

America — Land of the Free and Home of the Obese

Americans are inundated with information about how we have become a physically unfit nation.  Even though our life expectancies have not fallen, we are...

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