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.
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...
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.
Although the research on physical activity as an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms (e.g. hot flashes and night sweats) is inconclusive, doctors should provide symptomatic menopausal women with support and encouragement to exercise, according to findings published...
Policymakers and community planners have credible evidence to support investments in active transportation and walkability-focused developments, according to an analysis published in the Annual Review of Public Health. The analysis was based on work...
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...
A study out of Finland found that middle-aged women exhibiting high extraversion were more likely to over-report their physical activity levels when compared to data collected by an accelerometer. The same discrepancy was not found among older...
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...
Some characteristics of a residential built environment - like walkability, park proximity, and public transport - can impact physical activity rates, but the impact may be more complex than previously understood and vary between weekends and weekdays,...
A new study published by BMC Public Health announced important findings on sedentary behavior in the European Union from 2002-17, including: Sedentary behavior increased for both men and womenSedentary behavior was greater...
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