The common wisdom is that if you are overweight you are unhealthy, and if you are thin, you are healthy. But new research points to just how dangerous being skinny can be -- if you are a "skinny fat" person, that is.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S.
"The more available green spaces, the more likely kids and adults are to enjoy that outdoor space, so simply having more parks and playgrounds makes a huge difference," said Archer. "If you add walking, jogging or biking paths, people will use them."
By Bari Nan CohenPrevention Even though putting one foot in front of the other is the easiest form of exercise there is, it's still hard to find the motivation to bypass the car and head out on foot in your everyday life.
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The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
The Just Walk It program was successful in engaging men, middle-aged participants and those who are inactive and insufficiently active in regular physical activity. This suggests community based walking groups may be an effective and cost- efficient means of increasing walking and total PA levels. This is important given research evidence indicating the largest population health gain is for sedentary people in the community to become moderately active.
Physicians can play a key role in preventing and treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) by encouraging patients who show symptoms of depression to seek care, according to the authors of a study that found depression was associated with a greater...
ACSM describes ways to get creative about getting 30 minutes of physical activity into your day.Children are active by nature, but busy schedules and sedentary hobbies often make it difficult to engage in recommended activity. Families can help re-light the fire to play by participating in fun physical activities together. Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.