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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

Article from Medical Daily Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study. More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics. The […]

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Nationally Recognized Farmers Market Aims to Improve Health in Central Pennsylvania

The Farmers Market in Hershey opens season with continued focus on health education. The award winning Farmers Market in Hershey & Summer Concert Series will kick off its fourth season Thursday, May 23rd at 2:30pm, at 12 15 Research Blvd in Hummelstown. In affiliation with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the market is […]

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Exercise to help keep bones strong

Weight-bearing and resistance exercises are important for creating and maintaining strong bones. There’s a simple strategy for helping make sure your bones stay strong: You need to use them. “Using” your bones means exercising. And the sooner you get started, the better. Building strong bones early in life may reduce your risk of developing the […]

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Walking, running offer similar heart health benefits

Lace up those walking shoes: A study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that a brisk walk is just as good for heart health as running. The study gathered medical and exercise information over six years from 33,060 runners enrolled in the National Runners’ Health Study and […]

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Larger plates lead children to eat more, study shows

Using larger-sized dishes appears to encourage kids to serve themselves more food at mealtime and, in turn, eat more, a study in the journal Pediatrics suggests. Previous research has shown that dishware size influences how much food adults serve themselves and eat. And some studies have indicated that children eat more when served larger portions. […]

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People around the world are getting too much sodium

Americans aren’t the only ones with an unhealthy sodium habit. Most of the world’s population eats too much sodium—and many people may die early from heart disease and stroke as a result of their high intake—a pair of studies presented last week at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2013 Scientific Sessions suggest. In one study, […]

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