Motivate older people to increase physical activity

Motivating older people to leave home increases their level of physical activity, which, in turn, is beneficial for health. In a study presented in “PLOS One”, researchers from the Finnish University of Jyvaeskylae found that older people were more physically active on days on which they left home, even when using a car. Lead author Read more about Motivate older people to increase physical activity[…]

Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement

Importance¬† Children living in poverty generally perform poorly in school, with markedly lower standardized test scores and lower educational attainment. The longer children live in poverty, the greater their academic deficits. These patterns persist to adulthood, contributing to lifetime-reduced occupational attainment. Poverty can affect the health of children in many ways, but, in particular, poverty Read more about Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement[…]

Awareness of being overweight promotes further weight gain

  People who recognize they are overweight are more likely to put on even more weight compared to people who are unaware of being overweight. This is the result of a study carried out by British researchers published in the “International Journal of Obesity”. Researchers from the University of Liverpool evaluated the data of 14,000 Read more about Awareness of being overweight promotes further weight gain[…]