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School PE lessons don't reflect kids' activity levels
The total amount of physical activity done by primary school children does not depend on how much physical education is timetabled at school because children compensate out of school, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-11)

Physical education and active play help teens maintain normal weight as adults
Adolescents who participate in physical education at school are more likely to maintain a normal weight as young adults, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For each weekday of physical education at school the odds of being an overweight adult decreased by 5 percent. Participation in all five days of physical education decreased the odds of being an overweight adult by 28 percent. (2008-01-07)

Schools should provide students with daily physical activity, IOM recommends
A new report from the Institute of Medicine says schools should be responsible for helping pupils engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity activity during each school day. (2013-05-23)

More time in gym class doesn't mean more exercise, study finds
A study by Cornell University's John Cawley finds that increasing the amount of time spent in physical education classes does not result in a corresponding amount of time in additional exercise. (2006-08-31)

Physical education teaching staff play key role in making you like sport
What factors have an influence in making us like sport in the physical education classes we receive in school? According to a new investigation, physical education teaching staff must develop the responsibility, encourage social interaction and avoid making comparisons between the pupils. The objective is to make us feel capable of doing physical exercise and playing sport throughout our lives. (2009-12-10)

UT study identifies ways children can meet recommended activity goals
Despite overwhelming evidence about the benefits of physical activity for children, most American youngsters are not meeting the federal recommendation of 60 minutes a day. A new study by a team of University of Tennessee researchers has identified specific ways -- and estimated minutes for each approach -- that can help children achieve the recommended daily physical activity goal. (2013-03-13)

Flexibility key to sports for Muslim women: Study
Adopting a more flexible dress code in school sports programs could encourage more young Muslim women to participate in recreational activities, suggests a new study. (2002-11-11)

Adolescents with frequent PE more informed about physical activity's role in health
Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health. (2017-04-12)

High levels of physical activity may worsen asthma control in young females
Among 526 adolescents and young adults who were asked about their exercise habits, those with asthma tended to report more physical activity than those without asthma. Compared with moderate physical activity, high physical activity levels were linked with poorer asthma control in females, but not in males. (2015-11-19)

Researchers study why high school boys dodge 'Phys Ed'
As obesity and inactivity among North America's youth becomes a growing concern, new research based at the University of Western Ontario is asking why some high school boys are reluctant to participate in physical education classes. And while much of the research being publicly debated links the inactivity to television and computer use, Michael Kehler, an associate professor at Western's Faculty of Education, is examining the relationship between perceived masculinity, body image and health. (2008-03-31)

UK medical school teaching on physical activity virtually 'non-existent'
UK medical school teaching on physical activity is (2012-07-27)

Focus on fitness skills, attitudes that endure, study says
Daily physical education programs for children in primary school do not guarantee more physically fit adults, says a new study in the latest issue of the American Journal of Human Biology. (2000-02-28)

UGA study finds that physical education mandates not enough in most states
Children need quality physical education to combat obesity and lead healthy lives. Georgia elementary schools make the grade when it comes to providing that education, but middle and high schools in the state don't even come close, according to a University of Georgia study. (2012-07-06)

Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performance
A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation. (2017-09-29)

Fit older adults are more active
Fitness level has the strongest association with physical activity, followed by gender and season. (2015-11-16)

Physical activity in schools can improve children's fitness
A structured physical activity programme at school can improve children's fitness and decrease body fat, a study published on today shows. (2010-02-23)

Active older adults less likely to experience psychological distress
In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those who did not. This study is published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2012-04-05)

'Physical Activity and Cancer'
Physical activity is an important health behavior for many diseases but its role in cancer control has been understudied and underappreciated. This book explores in-depth the relation between physical activity and cancer control. (2011-02-11)

How much are you really exercising?
In a study to be presented at the Obesity Society's annual meeting, researchers at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education found that obese women reported their activity levels most accurately, when compared to overweight and normal weight women. (2008-10-04)

Graduate Education in Physics: Which Way Forward?
A conference to re-evaluate graduate physics curricula, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. (2008-01-24)

Don't sit still! Annual health care cost of physical inactivity in Canadian adults
According to Dr. Ian Janssen, Canadian Research Chair in Physical Activity and Obesity, physical inactivity has surpassed epidemic proportions. In a study just published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Janssen provides a contemporary estimate of the burden physical inactivity places on our health care system and economy. (2012-06-06)

Requiring physical activity classes help sedentary college students be more active
Requiring physical activity classes in college encourages sedentary students to become more active, while elective classes tend to draw those who are already motivated, new research from Oregon State University has found. (2018-09-12)

Weight loss shouldn't be the goal of PE
For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids. (2020-11-10)

Parents' perceptions of their child's competence linked to physical activity
According to a new study, there is no direct link between parents' own level of physical activity, and how much their child may exercise. In fact, parents' perceptions of their children's athleticism are what have a direct impact on the children's activity. (2010-01-26)

Tidy house, fitter body?
A study that examined the relationship between physical activity and a range of variables involving urban residents' homes and neighborhoods found that the inside of their homes had more to do with higher physical activity levels than sidewalks, lighting and other elements. (2010-06-02)

Lack of proper national policy to get UK kids more active is mass 'child neglect'
The failure of successive governments to implement a comprehensive national policy to get UK kids more active and stave off the litany of health and other problems their sedentary lifestyle is storing up for them, is mass (2013-12-09)

More than one-third of California teens do not participate in school physical education
Despite a state requirement of 400 minutes of physical education every 10 days, approximately 1.3 million California public middle and high school students -- more than one-third (38 percent) of all California adolescents enrolled in public schools -- do not participate in any school-based physical education classes, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. (2011-05-31)

Short, intensive training improves children's health
Many children don't get enough exercise and as a result often have health problems such as being overweight and having high blood pressure. A research team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Medical School Berlin (MSB) has found that simple methods can be used to combat this. They integrated high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into standard physical education and observed improvements in children's health within a very short period of time. (2020-02-05)

Genes may thwart seniors' exercise gains
A new study in Physiological Genomics examines the ACE I/D gene and how its variations -- the ID, DD, and II genotypes -- cause some seniors' to lose out on the benefits of exercise. (2014-03-14)

Back to basics - Study suggests skilled physical exam critical to the care of hospital patients
Despite modern advances in diagnostic and therapeutic technology, (2003-10-02)

New study suggests the 'buddy system' wins results for African-American women and exercise
A new University of Cincinnati study that surveyed the exercise habits of African-American women is published in the July-August issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior. (2005-09-06)

Canada's Children's Fitness Tax Credit benefits wealthier families
When the Canadian government implemented the Children's Fitness Tax Credit in 2007, offering a nonrefundable tax credit of $500 to register a child in an eligible physical activity program, their goal was to get Canadian kids more active. What researchers found was that only wealthier families could afford to pay the registration fees for physical activity programs upfront, so they benefited more. (2010-08-03)

Well before their teens, girls roughly half as physically active as boys
Well before they reach their teens, girls are almost half as physically active as boys, when it comes to regular vigorous exercise, shows research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The difference in physical activity between the sexes when they reach their teens has become relatively well known over recent years, but now this research indicates that the divide begins much earlier. (2001-07-25)

First reputable book on the history of the Paralympic Movement
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons Inc., published today the first academically thorough, researched history and analysis of the Paralympic Movement. (2007-12-21)

High-intensity physical training improves cardiovascular fitness in obese adolescents
In a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of obese adolescents, Gutin et al. investigated whether lifestyle education by itself, or in combination with moderate- or with high-intensity physical training, provided the most significant advantages in the fitness and body composition of juveniles. (2002-04-25)

Loyola's orthopaedic physical therapy residency program is credentialed
Loyola University Medical Center has been credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in orthopaedics. (2012-11-16)

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and aerobics -- Evaluating the new 'R' in academic performance
Although the long-term consequences of childhood obesity are well documented, some school districts have reduced physical education classes to devote more time to the three Rs in education -- reading, writing, and arithmetic. However, there is new evidence that leaving out an important fourth R -- aerobics -- could actually be counterproductive for increasing test scores. A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics studied the associations between aerobic fitness, body mass index, and passing scores on standardized math and reading tests. (2013-02-28)

Exercise largely absent from US medical school curriculum, study shows
Fewer than half of the physicians trained in the United States in 2013 received formal education or training on the subject, according to new research from Oregon State University. (2015-03-31)

Environmental factors predict underserved children's physical activity, Wayne State research finds
In 2005, Jeffrey Martin, Ph.D., professor of kinesiology, health and sport studies in Wayne State University's College of Education, found that children living in underserved communities are less physically active than their higher-income counterparts. Now, in a follow-up study, Martin has found environmental factors that may affect underserved children's physical activity and fitness levels: classmate support, gender and confidence. The study was published in the June 2011 issue of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. (2011-07-14)

Moderate-intensity physical activity program for older adults reduces mobility problems
Among older adults at risk of disability, participation in a structured moderate-intensity physical activity program, compared with a health education intervention, significantly reduced the risk of major mobility disability (defined in this trial as loss of ability to walk 400 meters, or about a quarter mile), according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. (2014-05-27)

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