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The following articles have the tag physical activity

Inactivity worst for women’s hearts

Inactivity worst for women’s hearts

AFTER the age of 30, physical inactivity is the greatest single contributor to a woman’s lifetime risk of developing heart disease, outweighing other well-known risk factors such as smoking and obesity, according to an Australian study.

Intense exercise for an hour not enough

Intense exercise for an hour not enough

AN INTENSE workout at the gym for an hour simply does not compensate for a sedentary, desk-bound day, an experiment suggests.

Lack of exercise leading cause of childhood obesity over poor diet

Lack of exercise leading cause of childhood obesity over poor diet

CONTRARY to popular belief, fatter children do not eat more than their lean peers but are overweight because they do not get as much exercise, Australian research suggests.

Overweight kids lack basic movement skills for exercise

OVERWEIGHT children often lack the ability to perform the basic movement skills required to boost exercise, such as kicking, sliding and hopping, an Australian study shows. A total of 153 overweight and obese children from Newcastle and Wollongong, mean age 8.3 years, were video-assessed for fundamental movement and ball skills, including underhand roll and strike, leap and jump, dribble and kick, and throwing and catching. Each child was given a demonstration of the correct technique before each skill test. For all skills, across all age groups, the prevalence of mastery was significantly lower among the study ...

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