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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)
Timing of exercise may be key to successful weight loss
In an Obesity study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time. (2019-07-03)
Good news: Light and moderate physical activity reduces the risk of early death
A new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cambridge University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that even light or moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking or cycling, can substantially reduced the risk of early death. (2010-08-11)
Are older adults with knee pain less active than the general population?
A new Arthritis Care & Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain. (2018-02-22)
Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of disease
Prescribing physical activity for the purpose of preventing and treating various conditions can now become a reality for health care professionals all over the world. (2010-11-29)
Fit older adults are more active
Fitness level has the strongest association with physical activity, followed by gender and season. (2015-11-16)
Active parents raise active children
Parents who are active during pregnancy and early in their child's life tend to raise more active children, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2007-11-22)
Walking to school encourages more physical activity
Adolescents who walk to and from school have higher overall physical activity levels throughout the day compared with those who travel by car, bus, or train. (2005-08-16)
How physical activity and sedentary time affect adolescents' bones
A large prospective study in 309 adolescent boys and girls underscores the importance of physical activity for developing bone strength during growth. (2017-03-22)
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. (2010-01-26)
Study examines the effects of physical activity during pregnancy
In a recent Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling and twice-weekly exercise classes during pregnancy resulted in a slightly longer first stage of labor, without any other effects during labor or delivery. (2018-05-10)
Physical activity more likely to prevent breast cancer in certain groups
Physically active women are 25 percent less likely to get breast cancer, but certain groups are more likely to see these benefits than others, finds a review of research published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2008-05-12)
Regular physical activity protects against depression after heartattack
Researchers studied whether pattern of leisure time physical activity among prior to being hospitalized with first heart attack was associated with level of depressive symptoms after the initial heart attack. (2015-10-29)
'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. (2011-02-11)
Many liver transplant candidates have deficits in physical activity that are missed by clinicians
A new study found that patients waiting for a liver transplant tend to be highly sedentary. (2016-10-03)
Inactivity 'no contributor' to childhood obesity epidemic
A new report from the EarlyBird Diabetes Study suggests that physical activity has little if any role to play in the obesity epidemic among children. (2010-07-07)
Research shows physical activity does not improve after hip replacement
New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that, surprisingly, patients' physical activity does not increase following hip replacement surgery. (2016-10-23)
Study finds primary school children get less active with age
There is an age-related decline in children's physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British Heart Foundation-funded study. (2017-04-28)
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. (2012-04-05)
Most breast cancer patients may not be getting enough exercise
Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed. (2014-06-09)
People with congenital heart disease need physical activity
People born with a heart defect need physical activity. Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited. (2013-04-29)
Association of physical activity with diabetes is weakest among women at high genetic risk
New research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, suggests that the protective effect of physical activity against diabetes is weakest among those at high genetic risk. (2014-09-29)
Total amount of exercise important, not frequency, research shows
Queen's study says getting at least 150 minutes of exercise per week is paramount but choosing how to schedule the exercise is not. (2013-06-20)
More years to life and life to years through increased motivation for an active life
Regular physical activity is associated with a lower risk of suffering depression in old age. (2011-11-01)
Amount or intensity? Study examines potential benefits of exercise for patients with heart failure
Physical activity can benefit patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a common condition with no pharmacological treatment, but no clear recommendations exist on the optimal amount or intensity of physical activity for these patients. (2017-12-06)
Just 20 minutes of weekly housework boosts mental health
Just 20 minutes of any physical activity, including housework, in a week is enough to boost mental health, reveals a large study published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2008-04-09)
Best friends can make a child more physically active
Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighborhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research by academics in the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol have found. (2011-01-17)
Exercise can improve the health and wellbeing of cancer patients
Exercise can improve the health of cancer patients who have completed their main cancer-related treatment finds a study published on bmj.com. (2012-01-31)
Physical activity as medicine among Family Health Teams: Study
To better understand the current use of physical activity as medicine among Family Health Teams in Ontario, researchers at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo and the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team conducted an environmental scan of 102 FHTs. (2015-02-02)
Fewer depressive symptoms associated with more frequent activity in adults at most ages
On average, more frequent physical activity was associated with fewer depressive symptoms for adults between the ages of 23 and 50 years, while a higher level of depressive symptoms was linked to less frequent physical activity. (2014-10-15)
Even a little weekly physical activity goes a long way for over 60s
Just a little moderate to vigorous physical activity -- below the recommended amount -- every week still seems to curb the risk of death among the over 60s, suggests an analysis of the available evidence published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2015-08-03)
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. (2012-06-06)
Physical activity in mid-life may help protect joint health during aging
In an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of 6,661 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, maintaining at least low levels of physical activity throughout middle age was associated with lower prevalence and incidence of joint symptoms later in life. (2017-12-06)
Physical activity decreases over time at all levels of COPD severity, leading to further decline
Physical activity decreases substantially over time in patients with COPD at all levels of severity, according to a new study from researchers in Germany. (2015-06-12)
Effects Of Physical Activity On Preterm Birth
Physical activities of daily living, climbing stairs and walking, nearly doubled the risk of preterm birth for low- income women according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. (1998-04-01)
Future doctors learn how to prescribe physical activity for their patients
An initiative adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students has been showcased at a national and international level. (2018-12-11)
Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years
Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers. (2019-09-10)
Exchanging sedentariness for low-intensity physical activity can prevent weight gain in children
As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6- to 8-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2016-10-20)
Physical exercise has little impact on obesity in young children
Physical activity is unlikely to have a significant effect in reducing levels of obesity amongst pre-school children, but could lay the foundations for a healthier future, a BMJ study reveals today. (2006-10-05)
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 bmj.com today shows. (2010-02-23)
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