When you feel sad, frustrated or stressed this week, blow off some steam with a 30–minute exercise session.
How to know if your child is at a healthy weight?
What is body mass index (BMI)?
What are the health problems that being overweight could cause in a child?
What can be done at home, in school, and in the community to help keep children from becoming overweight or obese?
Short bursts of less than 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise were associated with lower BMI and lower risk of obesity.
Low intensity exercise, on the other hand, whether of short or long duration was not associated with a lower BMI or risk of overweight/obesity.
School districts across the country are demonstrating a range of improvements in terms of nutrition, exercise and tobacco policies.
Louisiana and Mississippi had the highest obesity rates – more than 34 percent of the adult population in both states was obese — while Colorado had the lowest rate at just over 20 percent.
New findings suggest that breaking a sweat during regular physical activity may lower your risk of having a stroke.
“While we expected to see higher prevalence than earlier estimates based on self-reports, we were surprised to see how high obesity prevalence was among those with a disability.”
How can you stay healthy as you age? A new report looks at the steps you can take to reduce your chances of illness, disability and injury.
Programs that promote several health lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, significantly lowered the risk of a fatal heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event in people with coronary heart disease.
You don’t need athletic prowess to stay active!
There are plenty of solo and team activities that emphasize fun and fitness, rather than competition or scoring points.
The long, sunny days of summer are the perfect time to get the bikes out of the garage, but parents should hit the brakes and talk to children about bike safety first.
Health apps are turning smartphones and tablets into exercise aides, blood pressure monitors and devices that transmit an EKG.
But which ones work?
Most people try to reduce their calorie intake by focusing on food, but another way to cut calories may be to think about what you drink, says the CDC
A man’s risk for heart disease begins to rise greatly starting at 45 years of age. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease—the most common kind of heart disease—have no previous symptoms. Even men who have no symptoms may be at risk.
Fifteen Pierce County employers will team up with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote employee health through worksite wellness programs.