Posts Tagged "Exercise"

Children need more exercise – especially girls

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Children need more exercise – especially girls

Half of all UK seven-year-olds do not do enough exercise, with girls far less active than boys, a study suggests. University College London researchers found just 51% of the 6,500 children they monitored achieved the recommended hour of physical activity each day. For girls, the figure was just 38%, compared with 63% for boys. Half of the group also spent more than six hours being sedentary each day, although some of this would be spent in class, the researchers acknowledged. The study, published in the online journal BMJ Open, found levels of activity varied among groups. For example,...

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Study: Breastfeeding Mothers and Exercise

Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2012 in Healthy Kids, Keeping Fit, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Study: Breastfeeding Mothers and Exercise

A new study appears to debunk the notion that new mothers who engage in exercise may change the composition of their breast milk in ways that could hinder their babies. Researchers pulled together the few clinical trials that have measured growth among breastfed babies whose mothers exercise, and found no evidence that the exercise slowed infants’ weight gain. “Based on what we know at the moment, babies of mums who exercise do not gain less weight than babies of mothers who do not exercise,” lead researcher Amanda Daley of the University of Birmingham in Britain, whose...

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Study: Exercise a Defense Against Dementia

Posted by admin on Feb 14, 2012 in Keeping Fit, Mental Health, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Study: Exercise a Defense Against Dementia

Here’s another reason to get into shape: Physical activity may reduce the risk of dementia-related death, according to a new study. Researchers assessed the health of more than 45,000 men and nearly 15,000 women, ages 20 to 88 years, in the United States and grouped them into one of three fitness categories – low, middle or high. After an average follow-up of 17 years, about 4,050 participants died. Of those deaths, 164 were attributed to dementia (72 vascular dementia and 92 Alzheimer’s disease). Of those 164 deaths, 123 of the people were in the low-fitness group, 23 were...

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Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

Posted by admin on Jan 17, 2012 in Keeping Fit | 0 comments

Need to Exercise More? Think How It Will Help You Now

Health and fitness experts have for years tried to entice people to exercise more by flogging long-range benefits such as losing weight or avoiding long-term illness caused by chronic disease. They might have been going about it all wrong. Research now appears to show that “improve your heart health” may be a less effective message than “feel better now.” A University of Michigan study found that people are more apt to exercise when they’re given reasons that apply to their immediate, day-to-day life. For example, telling someone they will have more energy after working out seems to...

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Work Out During Commercials

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2012 in Keeping Fit | 0 comments

Work Out During Commercials

Is your motivation for keeping your new years resolution to get fit waining? Here is some great advice for easy exercises to fit into your down time.   Celeb fitness trainer Kit Rich has worked with Sting, Carly Smithson, and Taylor Dayne, on her advice, here´s how to squeeze in a full workout during our favorite TV shows. Couch Dips: Sitting on the edge of your couch, facing the TV, place your hands right next to your sides with your fingertips facing forward. Roll your shoulders back and open your chest. Slide your body off the couch but keep it close to the couch. On an inhale, bend...

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Exercise Guidelines

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2011 in Keeping Fit | 0 comments

Exercise Guidelines

When we get home, we think nothing of spending the evening sitting or even lying down in front of the TV. If that sounds like your routine, then it’s important to remember any exercise at all is better than none. In fact, there’s a well-established theory backed by increasing amounts of evidence, that mild to moderate physical activity is, for most people, the best way to better health. However, unless you do something you enjoy – or can at least put up with – you won’t stick at it. Similarly, if you start off doing too much too soon, you’ll get fed up and stop,...

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