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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Fish Oil May Help Improve Mood in Veterans

Sep. 22, 2016 — Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to ... read more

How Can We Make Tomorrow's Doctors Healthier Now?

Sep. 21, 2016 — A randomized study aims to learn whether wearing activity trackers and incorporating physical activity education helps student-physicians improve their activity levels. Researchers say they're ... read more

More Than Just a Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise a Habit

Sep. 13, 2016 — Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according ... read more

Healthy Diet Boosts Children’s Reading Skills

Sep. 13, 2016 — A healthy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent ... read more

Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

Sep. 13, 2016 — Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and ... read more

Eating Your Greens Could Enhance Sport Performance

Sep. 12, 2016 — Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found. Nitrate is commonly found in diets rich in leafy green ... read more

Many Parents Lack the Confidence to Get Their Kids to Exercise

Sep. 12, 2016 — If Canadian parents are going to get their kids to exercise more, they need more than just public awareness campaigns. Parents exposed to one such national campaign were actually less confident they ... read more

Men's Hidden Body Fat Fears Fueling Gym Attendance

Sep. 9, 2016 — Men's hidden fears about body fat are fueling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown. Psychology researchers from ... read more

Are Fitness Trackers Fit for Security?

Sep. 9, 2016 — The popularity of fitness trackers is constantly growing. Worldwide, nearly 20 million of these devices have been sold in the first quarter of 2016. Many of them track via GPS the kilometers the user ... read more

Midlife Physical Activity Is Associated With Better Cognition in Old Age

Sep. 9, 2016 — Moderately vigorous physical activity -- for example, more strenuous than walking -- has been found to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up, a new study of 3050 twins ... read more

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress, Negative Health Behaviors

Sep. 8, 2016 — Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees ... read more

The Impact of Extreme Exercise on Breathing in GB Olympic Boxers and Swimmers

Sep. 8, 2016 — Researchers investigated elite British athletes from both swimming and boxing and their research suggests asthma related breathing problems should not be a barrier to sporting success, as long as ... read more

Teenage Weight Gain Down to Dramatic Drop in Calories They Burn

Sep. 8, 2016 — An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while at rest drops suddenly in ... read more

Physical Activity May Offset Some of Alcohol's Lethal Harms

Sep. 7, 2016 — Exercising, at even basic recommended weekly physical activity levels (at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity), may offset some of the harmful effects of drinking alcohol, suggests new ... read more

Extra Physical Education Classes May Benefit Bone Health in Girls, Study Shows

Sep. 7, 2016 — A long-term study carried out in four Swedish schools evaluated whether extra physical education classes (200 minutes weekly as opposed to 60 minutes weekly) would have an impact on bone parameters ... read more

Babies Born With a Low Birth Weight May Be Less Active in Later Life

Sep. 2, 2016 — Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. The study used data from the Medical Research Council ... read more

Extreme Preemies Must Watch Blood Sugars and Weight

Sep. 2, 2016 — Extremely low birth weight babies are four times more likely to develop dysglycemia, or abnormal blood glucose, than their normal birth weight (NBW) peers and more likely than their peer group to ... read more

CrossFitters Need Rest Too, Study Finds

Sep. 1, 2016 — Are you a fitness enthusiast? If so, moderation and appropriate rest periods may be the key to healthier exercise, as consecutive CrossFit-style workouts could impair the immune system by affecting ... read more

Study Reveals Gap in Market for Wearable Technologies That Monitor Sedentary Behavior

Sep. 1, 2016 — Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behavior that helps improve health, research reveals. Sedentary behavior monitoring is under-represented ... read more

More Than 57,000 Children Become Overweight or Obese During Primary School

Aug. 31, 2016 — Every year, 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new ... read more

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