Yoga as an integral part of Health and Physical Education in schools

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has informed that the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 which is a policy document for the country, recommended Yoga as an integral part of Health and Physical Education. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has further informed that there are 15,962 schools affiliated to the Central Board of … Read more

Physical Inactivity becoming a Global Pandemic

Researcher Calls for Global Action on Pandemic of Physical Inactivity – The high prevalence and consequences of physical inactivity should be recognized as a global pandemic, according to a new publication by Harold W. Kohl, III, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at The University of Texas School of Public Health, part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Air pollution exposure at schools linked to childhood asthma

Air Pollution Exposure at Schools Linked to Childhood Asthma – Living near major highways has been linked to childhood asthma, but a new study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC suggests that traffic-related pollution near schools is also contributing to the development of asthma in children.

Children’s activity levels not influenced by more PE time in school

Study finds children’s activity levels not influenced by more PE time in school – Scheduling more physical education time in schools does not mean children will increase their activity levels, suggests new research that discovered those who got lots of timetabled exercise at school compensated by doing less at home while those who got little at school made up for it by being more active at home.

$2.2 million grant to study childhood obesity

FSU researcher wins $2.2 million grant to study childhood obesity. If you’re overweight as a child, you’re more likely to be overweight as an adult. – In response to a worrisome rise in childhood obesity, Florida school districts have begun to monitor student growth development every year, but there is little research available to determine if the effort is having an effect.

California Governor Schwarzenegger signed Trans Fat Bill

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 97 by Assemblymember Tony Mendoza (D-Norwalk), which will phase out the use of trans fats in all California restaurants beginning in 2010 and from all baked goods by 2011. – California Governor signed AB 97 by Asm. Mendoza, which will phase out the use of trans fats in all CA restaurants beginning in 2010. Scientific evidence demonstrates a strong association between the consumption of artificial trans fat and the development of coronary heart disease and stroke.

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