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Essential Science: Physical activity is better than weight loss

New research has found that for those with coronary heart disease that physical activity is more important weight loss in terms of life expectancy following diagnosis of the disease.

Alzheimer's disease: Brain health linked to physical activity

Those considered at risk from Alzheimer's disease, and perform moderate-intensity physical activity, appear more likely to have a glucose metabolism in their brain. Such a pattern is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's development.

Experts suggests food packages with how long to burn calories off

Put down that candy bar. The UK’s Royal Society of Public Health is suggesting food labels display how much activity is required to burn off calories that have just been consumed.

Physical inactivity increases risk of certain cancers

According to a study published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers.

Pandemic of physical inactivity kills as many as smoking

Lack of exercise is killing just as many people as smoking and obesity according to a new study, claiming an estimated 5.3 million lives a year globally.

NY students to wear electronic monitors in anti-obesity drive

New York - A group of students from Bay Shore, New York, will be wearing electronic monitors so school officials can track their physical activity around the clock.

Toronto school bans use of athletic balls, kids protest

Toronto - A schoolyard ball ban sent kids at Earl Beatty Public School in Toronto into an uproar. "We want our balls back, we want our balls back!" many revolted, as the gathering continued to grow.

Survey: Ontario kids unlikely to be active enough this summer

As parents work to find child care while their kids are out of school, physical activity for the younger set may be lacking, according to a new survey by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Toronto Mayor David Miller discusses Get Active Toronto Special

Toronto - In a city full of runners, is it disheartening to learn that 60 percent of Torontonians are not physically active enough to stay healthy? On Tuesday Mayor David Miller spoke at the downtown YMCA about this year's Toronto Report on Physical Activity.

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