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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Benefits of Physical activities by Weight Master E. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:59am The average calories spent per hour by a 150-pound person are listed below. (A lighter person burns fewer calories; a heavier person burns more.) Since exact calorie figures are not available for most activities, the figures below are averaged from several sources and show the relative vigor of the activities. Activity Ca ... Read on »
High Levels of Physical Activity Could Reduce Silent Stroke Risk by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 Jul 2011 9:00am Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Miami found the risk of silent strokes was 40% lower in older people who reported high levels of physical activity. The researchers recorded the exercise habits of 1,238 participants, who were on average 70 years old and have never had a stroke. Adjusting for demographic and cardi ... Read on »
Physical Activity vs Alzheimer's Dementia by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 3:00am What a day!  I drove over 100 miles from one end of Clark County to the other making home visits yesterday.  Started out in an assisted living facility close to the 95 & Cheyenne, then gradually worked my way down 4 private residences to 95 & Decatur before heading out to North Las Vegas to 3 more homes around 15 & Craig.  Then I went south ... Read on »