AN INTENSE workout at the gym for an hour simply does not compensate for a sedentary, desk-bound day, an experiment suggests.
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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.
AUSTRALIANS are eating badly and getting fatter – but still 85% rate their own health as good or excellent.
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 ...
REGULAR physical activity can benefit older asthma patients, a longitudinal study has found. Among 2800 women aged 63 years with asthma from the US Nurses’ Health Study, those who reported regular leisure activities, such as walking, swimming, cycling or playing tennis, were less likely to have a self-reported emergency doctor or hospital visit. More than one in five of the women suffered at least one exacerbation in the follow-up period. The researchers found the higher the overall level of physical activity, the lower the risk of having an exacerbation. However, they noted that fear of exercise-induced ...