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Environmental and behavioral interventions for increasing physical activity and preventing falls in older adults with irreversible visual impairment struggle to demonstrate effectiveness, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review. "There is no evidence of...
One small walking study. A giant leap for machine-kind? A computerized human simulation (i.e. non-human) named "Carmen" can be an effective health coach for low-income, older Latino adults, according to a study published in...
In another reminder of how indispensable the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is to public health - despite recent national political headlines - the esteemed agency published an invaluable study evaluating the implementation of the...
As the health care system moves toward greater reliance on wearables for health-related data, researchers are raising alarm about the ability of some wearables to provide accurate data for people with darker skin tone.
A multi-component, school-based intervention to increase physical activity for boys and girls with obesity/overweight, ages 10-12, resulted in significant changes in almost all targeted variables, reports the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
I am thrilled to announce that our latest guest on The Activist In Motion Interview Series is Adam Mejerson, the Founder and Executive Director of FitLot. FitLot helps communities plan, build, and activate outdoor fitness parks so...
In this edition of the Activist In Motion Interview Series, we have the pleasure of spending 8 Great Minutes with Tiffany Copeland, Manager of the Fitness Warriors program created by Sports Backers of Richmond, VA.
Older adults who walk regularly for exercise may increase their ability to walk by adding some cycling into their lives, according to a new study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
Health coaching led to "clinically significant weight loss at 24 months" as part of a high-intensity, lifestyle-based obesity treatment program addressing an underserved primary care population, according to a promising study published by the New England Journal...
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