Exercise and Physical Activity Intervention in Pediatric Cancer Survivors: From Clinical Applications to Policy

March 28, 2022

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

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10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

July 15, 2019

10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

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NPS Active Transportation Guidebook Webinar 1: Building Safe Active Transportation Infrastructure

October 31, 2018

U.S Department of the Interior

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Put the physical in education

October 17, 2014

By Gretchen Reynolds When confronted with an overly active child, many exasperated teachers and parents respond the same way: “Sit still!” It might be more effective, though, to encourage the child to run. Recent research suggests that even small amounts of exercise enable children to improve their focus and academic performance. By now it’s well […]

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After-school exercise yields brain gains

October 6, 2014

By Tara Haelle Regular daily exercise appears to improve children’s attention and multitasking skills, according to a new study. Elementary school-age students who participated in an after-school program with plenty of physical activity showed greater improvements in several areas of so-called “executive function” than similar students who did not participate. Executive function refers to a […]

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One in four U.S. kids underestimate their weight

September 8, 2014

Many obese and overweight kids don’t see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report. In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overestimated it. About 25 percent of parents underestimated their child’s weight and just 1 percent overestimated it, according […]

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The cheap, colorful way cities are trying to fight childhood obesity

August 11, 2014

By Aarian Marshall The United States has a well-known childhood obesity problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of the nation’s children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2012. The percentage of obese children ages 6 to 11 more than doubled over the past three decades, […]

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Study: Children who exercise have better body-fat distribution, regardless of weight

June 23, 2014

Maybe the numbers on the scale are not alarming, but that doesn’t mean that healthy-weight children get a pass on exercising, according to a new University of Illinois (U of I) study published in Pediatrics. “The FITKids study demonstrates the extent to which physical activity can improve body composition, and that’s important because it matters […]

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The one good thing about teens and sports drinks

June 9, 2014

By Alice Park Researchers confirm a strong connection between sports and energy drinks and smoking, video game playing, and sugary soda consumption. But the beverages were also linked to more physical activity among teens. Considering what we know about kids and sports drinks — briefly, that according to leading health groups like the American Academy […]

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Motivating kids to be more physically active

May 19, 2014

Parents can help motivate kids to be more physically active, but the influence may not result in an improvement in their children’s body mass index (BMI), finds a new evidence review in the American Journal of Health Promotion. “It was disappointing to find the overall impact of interventions on physical activity was so minimal. It […]

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