New report finds that only 19% of girls and 38% of boys in high school get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
A group of researchers says that part of the reason for the obesity epidemic in the United States comes from an unlikely place: cleaning products.
Baby boomers, an estimated 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964, suffer from more health complications than their parents, according to a new study.
Researchers from UK say that people can opt for high intensity workouts that require as little as 90 minute a week and stay healthy instead of spending hours at a gym.
Between the office, the commute, the Internet and the television, it is no surprise that our lives are more sedentary than ever before.
For people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, here's a breather. A recent study suggests that the rate of memory loss can be significantly lowered if the patient does physical exercise regularly.
While currently, doctors asking for the details of number of hours their patient stays active is not a common practice, a movement is stirring to change that. A new national survey has indicated that only one-third of Americans have their doctors asking them about their physical activity or prescribing it.
We are all aware that exercise is important for us not only for the sake of good looks, but also to maintain a healthy life. But then, not many people find the time to follow a structured and strict regime of exercising. However, researchers say that it is not necessary for a person to follow a structured pattern of exercising or to give away a chunk of time everyday to physical activity. If one has a lifestyle that includes active engagement in physical activity for less than 10 minutes multiple times a day, they can benefit in the same way as they would from more structured exercise.
The most wonderful thing on a winter morning is the warm embrace of a blanket and a lazy day spent mostly sleeping. But don't let the comfort of your cozy bed keep you from continuing your daily health exercise routine. Stay active and keep that body moving, no matter what the temperature outside.
Exercising is not only the best way to have a fabulous body, but also adds extra years to life, says a new study. The study suggests that adults who include at least 150 minutes of physical activity in their routines every week live longer than others. Janssen, Ph.D., of Queen's University in Ontario, Canada and fellow researchers, for the study, compared the life expectancy of adults who were inactive, moderately active and highly active.
A new study suggests that it is the physical activity, rather than the diet, which makes a huge difference in determining the weight of children. The study results are an analysis of the new data from the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) longitudinal study. According to lead researcher Professor Richard Telford from the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the Clinical Trials Unit at The Canberra Hospital, the new study provides one of the strongest evidences so far in the debate on how to tackle childhood obesity.
A new study reveals that teenagers who love games like Wii Sports and Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) could be reaching their recommended levels of physical activity better than those who do not indulge in such games.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.