Knee Arthritis Is Becoming a Major Medical Problem

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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...

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

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

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

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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....

Celebrate ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Month

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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...

Getting an Edge: Body Composition Science for Track and Field Athletes

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Understanding body composition is an important element in any athletes’ training regimen—especially in the case of track and field athletes. Being that a variety...

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

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

Recovery Redefined: Post-Workout Nutrition

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The biggest error in the common view of nutrition is the focus on small details. This error is evidenced by questions like, “How much...

Call to Replace BMI with More Accurate Predictions of Disease

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

Raise Awareness about Childhood Obesity This Month!

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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...

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet, Physical Activity on Childhood Weight

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat...

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