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Emphasizing Physical Activity for Expectant Moms and Children

A rapidly developing evidence base demonstrates a link between academic performance and physical fitness (closely linked to physical activity) for children of all ages and socioeconomic groups. There is also an inverse association between physical fitness and reported violent and antisocial incidents in school. Physical education, games and sport for children have demonstrated positive impact on physical health,… Read More »

Increased Mortality With Sitting

Risk of death increases with greater sitting time. Prolonged sitting has been engineered into our lives across many settings, including transportation, the workplace, and the home. There is new evidence that too much sitting is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type 2 diabetes and premature mortality. Importantly, these detrimental associations remain even after accounting… Read More »