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Physical activity is insufficient to counter cardiovascular risk associated with sugar-sweetened beverage consumption

Written by | 12 Feb 2024

Contrary to popular belief, the benefits of physical activity do not outweigh the risks of cardiovascular disease associated with drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a new study led… read more.

High weekly physical activity levels linked to lower kidney disease risk in diabetes + overweight/obesity

Written by | 9 Feb 2024

Clocking up high weekly levels of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity is linked to a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease in overweight/obese people with type… read more.

New study shows perception of aging is linked to level of physical activity in arthritis patients

Written by | 24 Nov 2023

People with arthritis who report more negative feelings about how they are aging tend to get less physical activity and perceive themselves as less healthy, according to a… read more.

Moderate daily physical activity offsets death risk from prolonged sitting

Written by | 26 Oct 2023

Only 20-25 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-physical activity every day may offset the heightened risk of death from a sedentary lifestyle, researchers reported Oct. 24, 2023 in the British Journal… read more.

Moderate to vigorous physical activity early in the day influences weight management, health outcomes

Written by | 20 Sep 2023

Even though epidemiological evidence has been controversial regarding the optimal timing of physical activity for weight management, the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. appear to be… read more.

Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers’ mental health

Written by | 4 Sep 2023

Simple home workouts using exercise apps can effectively reduce depressive symptoms in healthcare workers and could be a major tool to combat the global mental health crisis in… read more.

Physical activity and tailored support fails to deliver lasting benefits for smokers not ready to quit

Written by | 8 Mar 2023

Promoting physical activity and other behavioural support can help people wanting to reduce their smoking to quit in the short-term. However, after nine months, physical activity delivers no… read more.

Physical activity can help mental health in pre-teen years

Written by | 6 Mar 2023

Regular physical activity can improve adolescents’ mental health and help with behavioural difficulties, research suggests. Engaging in regular moderate to vigorous physical activity at age 11 was associated… read more.

Exercise more effective than medicines to manage mental health

Written by | 1 Mar 2023

University of South Australia researchers are calling for exercise to be a mainstay approach for managing depression as a new study shows that physical activity is 1.5 times more effective than… read more.

Activity ‘snacks’ following meals may help maintain muscle mass

Written by | 31 Oct 2022

Interrupting prolonged sitting with periodic activity “snacks” may help maintain muscle mass and quality, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Daniel Moore, an associate… read more.

Reducing screen time increases physical activity in children

Written by | 24 May 2022

Many young people spend much of their time using digital screens which may reduce their engagement in physical activity. But children have always been sedentary during most of… read more.

Twenty minutes of activity at 70 helps the heart at 85

Written by | 18 Feb 2022

Daily moderate to vigorous physical activity of at least 20 minutes undertaken by persons in early old age (70-75 years) might be the best way to avoid, in… read more.

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