Tag Archives: physical activity

On SAGE Insight: Community-wide physical activity intervention significantly increases mental wellbeing

Poor mental health is a major cause of disease burden and is consistently associated with deprivation, low income, unemployment, poor education, poorer physical health and increased health-risk behaviour. Furthermore, early mental health problems in adolescence can have a lasting effect … Continue reading

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It’s true! Activity monitoring devices provide reliable records of activity and could become instrumental in cardiac rehabilitation

Article title: Validation of Fitbit-Flex as a measure of free-living physical activity in a community-based phase III cardiac rehabilitation population From European Journal of Preventive Cardiology               Fitbit, the popular physical activity monitoring device, is … Continue reading

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Physical and cognitive benefits of interactive computer games for older adults

Gaming for health Physical and cognitive effects of interactive computer games in older adults From Journal of Applied Gerontology The average age of the population is increasing, with many adults living with chronic disease, sensory and motor impairments, reduced physiological … Continue reading

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Can a Wii or X-box console help stroke sufferers with their physical activity program?

Energy expenditure and exercise intensity of interactive video gaming in individuals poststroke From Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair Individuals poststroke are prone to a sedentary lifestyle, with poor maintenance of long-term physical activity (PA). The American Heart Association and the American … Continue reading

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Physical activity recommendations: Is this all we need to keep us healthy?

Recommendations for physical activity within the general population: Is this all what we need to keep us healthy? From European Journal of Preventive Cardiology Over the years many studies in more than 100,000 individuals have clearly documented that the higher … Continue reading

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The Olympic Legacy: London 2012

From Perspectives in Public Health This podcast is the latest in the series of podcasts from Perspectives in Public Health. It offers a talk by the guest Editor of the March issue of the journal about the Olympic Legacy. The … Continue reading

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