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Red meat combats depression among women


March 21st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Despite bad publicity, eating red meat in moderation actually combats depression and anxiety among women, a study reveals.Felice Jacka, associate professor from Deakin's University Barwon Psychiatric ... Read more...

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Being desk-bound can erode physical, mental health


January 16th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Being desk-bound for long hours daily is not only bad for your physical health but can affect your mental well-being as well.The findings by Myanna Duncan, ... Read more...

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Active kids grow into happier adults


May 4th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Physically active children are likely to grow into happier adults, insulated against depression in later life.This is the conclusion of a Deakin University study based on ... Read more...

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Soon, a supplement that makes workouts more enjoyable


March 28th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 28 (ANI): Nutritional Physiology Research Centre researchers at the University of South Australia are working on a supplement that will make exercise more fun."We are looking at the combination of ... Read more...

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Kids, youth with inflammatory bowel disease less fit than their peers


March 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Children and youth growing up with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are less fit than their peers, according to a new study.Researchers at McMaster University and the McMaster ... Read more...

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Kidney transplant patients with low physical activity ‘likely to die early’


March 6th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 06 (ANI): A study has indicated that low physical activity increases kidney transplant patients' likelihood of dying early.The results suggest that patients need to exercise to fend off an early ... Read more...

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Changing habits key to more physical activity


February 18th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Most people know that exercise is key to maintaining and improving health, yet sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at an all-time high. University of Missouri researchers found ... Read more...

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Focus on how, not why, to increase physical activity


February 18th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that healthy adults who received interventions focused on behavior-changing strategies significantly increased their physical activity levels.However, interventions based on ... Read more...

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Dogs could be the key to getting sedentary teens off the couch


February 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study on dog ownership and adolescent physical activity has revealed that the key to get your sedentary teen off the couch is bringing a 'fun loving', ... Read more...

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Sugary sports drinks not as healthy as thought


September 28th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): The flavoured and sports beverages containing sugar are not as healthy as believed.Researchers at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas ... Read more...

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Taking part in sports keeps teens healthier and happier in life


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has concluded that taking part in sports is good all round for young teens: physically, socially, and mentally.Research of Dr. Keith Zullig and Rebecca White ... Read more...

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‘Gene driven obesity is a myth’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Obesity researchers have rubbished the excuse that we are "slaves" to our genes. They found that by exercising people could slough off 40 percent of the extra weight ... Read more...

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Tidy home owners more likely to be fit


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that people with tidy homes are more likely to be physically active than those with untidy dwellings.As part of the research, Indiana University experts ... Read more...

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New program helps keep track of physical activity levels via mobile


April 27th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A new program has been developed that helps people monitor their normal day-to-day physical activity using an everyday device like a cell phone or mp3 player.Chinmay Manohar in ... Read more...

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Teenagers can benefit from resistance training


March 16th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Adolescents can benefit from resistance training programmes, a new study has revealed. David Lubans and Robin Callister from the University of New Castle, Australia, evaluated the impact of a ... Read more...

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Treadmill may help tots walk


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Michigan researcher suggests that infants with prenatal complications or who were injured at birth can walk better with the help of a treadmill.According to Rosa ... Read more...

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Focusing on fun can boost physical activity


February 19th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Highlighting emotional benefits of exercise is a much better way of boosting physical activity than focusing on traditional health benefits, says a new study. Reema Sirriyeh, from the University ... Read more...

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Fiction can inspire teenaged girls to cut down weight


February 9th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Girls enrolled in a healthy lifestyles programme had more success reducing their weight if they read a book with a fictional character as a role model, according ... Read more...

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Christmas could have increased diabetes risk for millions, say experts


December 28th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Christmas could have increased the risk of diabetes for millions of people, experts have warned.Charity Diabetes UK said that eating and drinking too much over the festive period ... Read more...

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15mins of exercise a day can cut death rate in prostate cancer patients


December 8th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Fifteen minutes of exercise everyday can decrease overall mortality rates in patients with prostate cancer, says a new study.The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer ... Read more...

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Beware! You may damage knees if you’re an exercise freak


November 30th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) If you are a middle-aged man or woman and tend to over- exercise, then you may unwittingly damage your knees, increasing chances of osteoarthritis, a new study says. "Our ... Read more...

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Exercising too much in middle age ‘can lead to arthritis’


November 30th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Too much exercise can cause arthritis in middle-aged people, according to a new study.The research led by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that middle-aged men ... Read more...

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Majority of parents overestimate child’s fitness


November 25th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Seventy one percent parents think their children are 'active enough' but only 10 percent children say they do the recommended exercise, according to a survey. British Heart Foundation ... Read more...

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Calorie counts used as basis of diet plans may be wrong


November 14th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Calorie guidelines followed by Britons to date have all been deemed incorrect in a new research.Weight conscious individuals, who religiously stick to the advised 2,000 calories a day ... Read more...

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Inappropriate clothing prevents children from playing outside


November 6th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that inadequate or inappropriate clothing might restrict kids' physical activity in child care centres.A research team, led by Dr Kristen Copeland from Cincinnati ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse may be linked to osteoarthritis


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 3 (IANS) Adults who have experienced physical abuse as children have a higher chance of suffering from osteoarthritis compared to those who have not been abused, according to a new ... Read more...

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Childhood physical abuse linked to arthritis


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 03 (ANI): A new study has found a link between childhood physical abuse and osteoarthritis in adulthood.The study conducted by University of Toronto researchers showed that adults who had experienced ... Read more...

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Healthy neighbourhoods linked to lower diabetes risk


October 13th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Individuals living in healthy neighbourhoods may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says a new study.In the study, Amy H. Auchincloss, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Drexel ... Read more...

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Active elders live longer: Study


September 18th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Older adults who exercise seem to live longer and have a lower risk of disability, says a new study. Jochanan Stessman and colleagues at Hebrew University Medical Centre and ... Read more...

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Cancer treatment does not affect cardio fitness


May 30th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The level of cardiovascular fitness among cancer survivors remains unaffected by therapies, say researchers. "We know physical activity is a critical component of cancer survivorship, both during and ... Read more...

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More exercise at school means less at home


May 7th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 7 (IANS) Scheduling more physical education time in schools does not mean children will increase their activity levels at home, a new study has found. The study discovered that those ... Read more...

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More exercise in middle age prolongs life, says long-term study


March 5th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Increased physical activity in middle age prolongs life, though it may take five to 10 years before an effect is seen, concludes a study published Thursday. Physical activity ... Read more...

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Why women gain weight during menopause despite no diet changes


November 25th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Women often experience weight gain during menopause because it dramatically cuts their desire to exercise, according to a new study. The researchers sought to determine the factors leading ... Read more...

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What propels people to start exercising and maintain healthy lifestyles


October 23rd, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers from The Miriam Hospital has identified various psychosocial factors that may propel people to start exercising, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Of which ... Read more...

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Education-exercise combo proves beneficial for arthritis patients


October 9th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Adults with arthritis who receive exercise interventions, which include educational components, significantly increase patients'' activity levels and they experience improvements in pain and physical functioning, says a ... Read more...

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