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Wellness Wednesday – daily physical activity & how to be active at work by Tara B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Jun 2011 8:23am Today’s Wellness Wednesday again. We’re discussing how to be active, do something physical every day. So many people say they don’t have time… We all have the same 24 hours in every day (no more, no less) and you can always find something physical to do (even if only for a few minutes). This pyramid shows some easy common activities in ... Read on »
Physical activity, exercise, and sedentary activity: what can my child do? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Thu 20 Aug 2009 10:53pm Since this week we are discussing the topic of exercise and activity for children and teens, let's start by asking (and then answering) some important and much-asked questions posed by parents... click here to continue reading article Read on »
Physical Activity vs High Blood Pressure: Does It Matter When/Where You Get Active? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 08 Oct 2013 3:00am Last week, I pointed out a study suggesting that exercise is good for your knees , not just the typical rationale.  But here I am a week later back to the basics in a meta-analysis of 13 prospective cohort studies published early online prior to print in December in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association in which the autho ... Read on »
What Works: Focusing on Lifestyle Physical Activities by Selena Facebook Posted Fri 02 Apr 2010 9:00am Image via Wikipedia I don't often gloat when I am right, but this time is the exception. Remember the post a wrote a few days ago: Just Do It!--The Cure for Fibromyalgia? Well, the venerable researchers at John Hopkins University recently published the results of their study that showed short bursts of activity throughout the day bene ... Read on »
Healthy Monday Tip #12: Plan Physical Activity For Times That Work For You by Land Animal Posted Sun 26 Sep 2010 11:22pm Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, and Columbia University with the goal to end chronic preventable disease in the U.S. by offering people and organizations a weekly prompt to start and sustain health ... Read on »
Physical Activity Helps to Preserve Brain Structure & Activity by A4M Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 10:08pm Posted on Nov. 30, 2012, 6 a.m. in Brain and Mental Performance Exercise Activity - image from Shutterstock Previous studies suggest a protective ... Read on »
Active Video Games Encourage Modest Physical Activity by A4M Posted Wed 12 Sep 2012 10:09pm Posted on Sept. 12, 2012, 6 a.m. in Exercise Lifestyle Active video games, known as “exergames,” can play a role in getting some people to be more active. Wei ... Read on »
10 Simple Activities to Encourage Physical Activity in the Classroom by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 27 Oct 2010 6:09am 1. Secret Password: Every day establish a secret password activity such as 5 jumping jacks, stand on one foot for 5 seconds, hop three times, etc. Then establish when the student needs to use the secret password - i.e. after a drink of water, before receiving a hand out, when entering the classroom, in between subjects, etc. 2. Walking Workshe ... Read on »
Health & Fitness Tip: Physical Activity is linked to Anti-Aging and Responsible for Biologically Younger Individuals by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm 1 Comment (HealthDay News) -- People who are physically active in their free time may be biologically younger than couch potatoes, a new British study suggests. "A sedentary lifestyle increases the propensity to aging-related diseases and premature death. Inactivity may diminish life expectancy not only by predisposing to aging-related diseases, but ... Read on »
Motor Planning, Physical Activity and Coordination Activity for Fall by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 22 Oct 2013 12:37pm Here is a Fall or Halloween activity to encourage eye hand coordination, bilateral coordination, motor planning and gross motor skills in children. 1.  Create the bat, spider and ghost.  For the bat and spider we used half a recycled toilet paper roll, duct tape, google eyes and glued on some wings or 8 legs.  The ghost was just a tissue ... Read on »