5 Simple Ways to Maximise Your Brain Health

The Alzheimer’s Australia ‘Your Brain Matter’ programme provides a checklist to see if a person is taking steps to keep their brain healthy and reduce their risk of dementia. The five steps are: Step 1: Look after your heart: I have had my blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose) and weight checked in the last… Read More

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Physicians’ & Their BMI: Is There a Link When Counseling Patients about Physical Activity?

Research Paper Title Factors that Influence Physicians’ and Medical Students’ Confidence in Counseling Patients about Physical Activity. Background Less than half of US adults and two-thirds of US high school students do not meet current US guidelines for physical activity. Methods The researchers examined which factors promoted physicians’ and medical students’ confidence in counseling patients… Read More

Children, Adolescents & Physical Activity Guidelines

Research Paper Title Steps/Day Translation of the Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Guideline for Children and Adolescents. Background An evidence-based steps/day translation of US federal guidelines for youth to engage in >=60 minutes/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) would help health researchers, practitioners, and lay professionals charged with increasing youth’s physical activity (PA). The purpose of this… Read More