News tagged with sedentary lifestyle

Genes shed light on pygmy history

Scientists on Tuesday said they could fill a blank in the history of Central Africa's pygmies, whose past is one of the most elusive of any community in the world.

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Diabetes belt identified in southern United States

In the 1960s, a group of U.S. states with high age-adjusted stroke mortality defined a "stroke belt." Until recently, geographic patterns of diabetes had not been specifically characterized in the same manner. In an article ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Health
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Calories can burn at rest with regular exercise

It is widely known that weight gain is due to an imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure, and that exercise is vital for maintaining a healthy weight by burning calories as a result of muscular activity.

dateSep 30, 2010 in Health
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Teenagers are more sedentary on weekends

The new school year has started and the school routine is back. A European study led by Spanish researchers has shown how the proportion of young people who watch television and play on the computer for more than two hours ...

dateSep 17, 2010 in Health
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Most common 'moderate' activity in US? Preparing a meal

Only a tiny fraction of Americans heed the advice to take part in moderate or vigorous activity to keep weight down and stay healthy, and when they do, they're likely to do something a little self-defeating: prepare food.

dateSep 15, 2010 in Health
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All together now! Beijing revives mass exercises

Liu Tao grimaces as he leaps up and down doing jumping jacks, one of the exercises he sweats through under a revived daily calisthenics routine that authorities in Beijing want all workers to perform.

dateSep 07, 2010 in Health
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