Why physical activity is important at all ages

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How physical activity effects children’s health This week we are starting a two article series where we will look at the importance of physical activity for different age groups. There are more and more studies being done about the various benefits of physical activity for both children and the elderly. Set a MOVE goal for […]

Can physical activity outweigh the heath damage caused by air pollution?

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In recent decades we have started to understand the devastating effects that air pollution has on our health and how much it contributes to different health conditions (damage to lungs, increased risk of asthma, increased risk of death from lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, and even premature mortality). This has led many to stray away […]

Can physical inactivity be considered a disease?

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For a very long time we have known of the different health problems and diseases physical inactivity can contribute to, but can being physically inactive qualify as one too? Dr. Michael Joyner, a proclaimed professor of anesthesiology and researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, who has been researching physical activity and its impact on […]

Everybody wins in active families!

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For our parents’ generations, staying at home usually meant staying inside with their parents, cleaning their room or doing their homework. The world on the other side of the window seemed much more tempting, especially when there were other kids out there to play with. Nowadays staying at home offers many more entertainment options, especially […]

Fit kids are better learners

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Forget about the distinction between being a scholar or an athlete. According to recent studies, you can be both. Many studies now show that children that are physically active also perform better in the classroom. There is strong evidence to support the connection between the physical and mental dimensions. Anatomical studies and clinical data show that […]