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People with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, study reveals

People with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, study reveals

A large international study of more than 200,000 people in nearly 50 countries has revealed that people with psychosis engage in low levels of physical activity, and men with psychosis are over two times more likely to miss global activity targets compared to people without the illness. [More]
Researchers to investigate how physical activity could help individuals with alcohol, substance use disorders

Researchers to investigate how physical activity could help individuals with alcohol, substance use disorders

Once the research team has findings, it will share them with health and social service providers, funders, service users and others to gain their views on what the best methods are and to whom they should be offered. [More]
New recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders

New recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders

A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. [More]
Active video games offer potential personal and public health benefits

Active video games offer potential personal and public health benefits

The combination of augmented reality technology, geocaching, and other novel techniques to create innovative active video games (AVGs) has potential personal and public health implications, as discussed in the Editorial "Pokémon Go, Go, Go, Gone? (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/g4h.2016.01055.tbp)" published in Games for Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain

Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain

A study performed by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo shows swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia. [More]
Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty

Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty

A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. [More]
Innovative board game helps improve nutrition, health in young children

Innovative board game helps improve nutrition, health in young children

An innovative board game for Early Years professionals and the families of young children has been developed by Focus Games Ltd and Foodtalk CIC (Paediatric Dietitians). [More]
Healthy BMI, exercise and diet can lower abnormal protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer’s

Healthy BMI, exercise and diet can lower abnormal protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer’s

A study by researchers at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Increased parental longevity linked to lower risk of cardiovascular conditions in offspring

Increased parental longevity linked to lower risk of cardiovascular conditions in offspring

In middle aged populations, the risks of cardiovascular conditions are progressively lower the longer a person's parents lived past 69 years old, according to a study of 186,000 participants using a voluntary database published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Six tips to incorporate movement into everyday life

Six tips to incorporate movement into everyday life

Commuters and desk sitters have probably heard the news that sitting is not good for our health. [More]
Maternal GDM linked to increased risk of childhood obesity among children aged 9-11 years

Maternal GDM linked to increased risk of childhood obesity among children aged 9-11 years

New research published in Diabetologia shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. [More]
Ongoing Europe-wide study reveals people who drive cars heavier than cyclists

Ongoing Europe-wide study reveals people who drive cars heavier than cyclists

People who drive cars as their main form of transport are on average heavier than those who cycle, according to an ongoing Europe-wide study. [More]
Study finds link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens

Study finds link between hairstyle choice and level of physical activity among African-American teens

As a childhood obesity expert and black woman, Susan Woolford, M.D., MPH, knows that some girls and women in the black community feel as if they have to choose between their health and their hair. [More]
Text message program improves diabetes risk behaviors among people in India

Text message program improves diabetes risk behaviors among people in India

A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat, and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent diabetes, reports new research from Northwestern Medicine and Arogya World, a global health non-profit organization. [More]
Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Scientists have shown that people who exercise for even a few hours each week can enlarge their hearts. This is a normal and beneficial response to exercise, but until now has only been recognised in athletes. [More]
Playground zoning can help maximize physical activity of students during recess period

Playground zoning can help maximize physical activity of students during recess period

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. [More]
Customizing weight management program for individual personalities may increase success rates

Customizing weight management program for individual personalities may increase success rates

Adapting a weight management program to the client's personality may help improve success rates, according to South Dakota State University health and nutritional sciences researcher Lacey McCormack. [More]
Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Study shows 40% of female horse-riders experience breast pain

Thousands of women could be experiencing breast pain while horse-riding, according to a new study. [More]
Regular physical exercise could lead to higher brain volumes and decreased dementia risk

Regular physical exercise could lead to higher brain volumes and decreased dementia risk

Using the landmark Framingham Heart Study to assess how physical activity affects the size of the brain and one's risk for developing dementia, UCLA researchers found an association between low physical activity and a higher risk for dementia in older individuals. [More]
Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. [More]
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