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  2. Lifestyle Factors of a Five-Year Community-Intervention Program: The Hartslag Limburg Intervention
    2009 - USA

    The community intervention Hartslag Limburg succeeded in preventing age- and time-related unfavorable changes in energy intake, fat consumption, walking, and bicycling, particularly among women and...

  3. Physical Activity and Public Health. Updated Recommendation for Adults From the American College of
    2007 - USA

    Frequent physical activity is an important behavior for individual and population health. Because of the dose response relation between physical activity and health, persons who wish to further...

  4. Childhood obesity and proximity to urban parks and recreational resources: A longitudinal cohort stu
    2011 - USA

    Children with better access to park and recreational resources are less likely to experience significant increases in attained BMI.

  5. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  6. Sustained Effect of Early Physical Activity on Body Fat Mass in Older Children
    2009 - USA

    Some effects of early-childhood MVPA on fatness appear to persist throughout childhood. Results indicate the potential importance of increasing MVPA in young children as a strategy to reduce later...

  7. The Play Strategy: Evidence Summary
    2008 - England

    Play is believed to provide the opportunity to develop a sense of wellbeing by allowing children to experience who they are or might be. Through play children can question, learn to speak for...

  8. Leisure-time physical activity and metabolic syndrome plus depressive symptoms in the FIN-D2D survey
    2010 - Finland

    The prevalence of simultaneous metabolic and depression syndromes was lower in subjects with high leisure-time physical activity.

  9. Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Children’s Sleep: Study
    2009 - New Zealand

    Children who had been inactive during the day took longer to nod off. Every sedentary hour during daytime added 3.1 minutes to the time it took to fall asleep. These findings emphasise the...

  10. The Relationship between Organized Recreational Activity and Mental Health
    2007 - USA

    Participation in organized sport and recreation can be a preventative and curative strategy to promote positive mental health and combat mental illness. The recommendations of this review support...

  11. Cardiovascular Health and Exercise Following Spinal Cord Injury
    2005 - Canada

    Body-weight–supported treadmill training (BWSTT) is an exercise protocol that has been used to potentially affect a number of domains, including motor recovery, bone density, cardiovascular...

  12. Relationships between behavior, brainstem and cortical encoding of seen and heard speech in musician
    2008 - USA

    Playing an instrument may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice.

  13. Exercise treatment for depression: Efficacy and dose response
    2005 - USA

    Aerobic exercise at a dose consistent with public health recommendations is an effective treatment for MDD of mild to moderate severity. A lower dose is comparable to placebo effect. Exercise...

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