Tag Archives: obesity

Strength Training Fights Childhood Obesity

Encouraging young people to do strength-based exercises — such as squats, push-ups and lunges — could play a key role in tackling child obesity, research suggests. Taking part in exercises …

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American Obesity is Rising in 7 States

Seven states in America had obesity rates among adults at or above 35 percent. This record number is an increase from five states in 2016. In addition to the increase, …

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Depression and Obesity

Depression has long been linked to obesity and weight gain. In a review paper published in Translational Psychiatry, Professor Julio Licinio of the Department of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Australia …

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Stand Up for Your Health

Sit up, stand up and repeat often. Sedentary people can put their prolonged chair-sitting days behind them with a few simple, strategic behavioral changes, says a new study by researchers …

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Exercise in Youth is “Remembered” By Your Bones

According to researchers from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, your bones retain a “memory” of exercise’s effects long after the exercise session has ended, and this bone …

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Are Americans Happy With Their Weight?

Although weight gain has continued among U.S. adults, fewer report trying to lose weight, according to a study appearing in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Socially acceptable body weight is …

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Sitting is Dangerous – Even If You Exercise

Did you know that people who meet the The American Heart Association’s recommended guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate – intense exercise each week are still at risk of developing …

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Your Brain Ages Quicker in Middle Age if You’re Obese

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University …

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Sitting is Dangerous to Your Health

Sitting is dangerous to your health.  The health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day — whether at work, home or commuting — can be eliminated …

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Pokemon Go Helping to Fight Childhood Obesity

Have you heard of Pokemon Go? It is the newest and hottest “exergame” that combines technology/video gaming and exercising which relies on tracking body movements using the latest technology while …

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