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Voluntary exercise and energy balance

Mar. 23, 2018—Non-exercise physical activity has a measurable energy expenditure, which goes down when animals engage in voluntary exercise, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Boys, girls reach activity levels in different ways

Mar. 15, 2018—Most preschool-age children manage to get enough recommended daily physical activity, but how they move varies with noticeable differences between boys and girls, a new Vanderbilt study found.

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Diet? Exercise? Sleep? Vanderbilt study identifies best immediate changes for long-term health benefits

Jan. 12, 2017—The project began with a question — among a list of 10 lifestyle behaviors, any of which a person can change immediately, which ones have the most impact on health?

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Vanderbilt-led study finds parent’s physical activity associated with preschooler activity in underserved populations

Jan. 10, 2017—Preschool-age children from low-income families are more likely to be physically active if parents increase activity and reduce sedentary behavior while wearing movement monitors (accelerometers), according to a Vanderbilt study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Fallen off the resolution wagon? Vanderbilt expert offers four steps to get back on

Feb. 2, 2016— We’re now more than a month into the new year, and those optimistic resolutions that greeted 2016 have—heavy sigh—not exactly worked out as you hoped. A Vanderbilt expert on lifestyle changes says that those who have come up short on their resolutions should take heart. “It is important to remember in the process of making...

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Exercise during teen years linked to lowered risk of cancer death later

Aug. 4, 2015—Women who exercised during their teen years were less likely to die from cancer and all other causes during middle-age and later in life, according to a new study by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China.

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Vanderbilt expert offers advice to get back in shape

May. 6, 2014—With spring in bloom, many people who shied away from physical exertion during the winter may be inspired to get in shape this season. A few might jump in too quickly.

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Springing into exercise: Vanderbilt expert offers advice to get back in shape

May. 5, 2014—With spring in bloom, the cold weather is going away and so are excuses to avoid outdoor exercise. Many people who shied away from physical exertion during the winter may be inspired to get in shape this season.

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Health Plus offers tips for making exercise fun

Jan. 22, 2014—If exercise is so good for us, why is it so hard to do? Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun, give you energy and relieve stress. Finding activities that you enjoy and making a plan that will fit your schedule can help. You do not need to join a gym to...

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Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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Dayani Center launches eight-week boot camp

Mar. 11, 2013—The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness is offering an eight-week outdoor boot camp. Boot camp is a high-intensity class featuring cardio drills and strength training exercises, which include, but are not limited to, running, jumping, stair climbing, push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, squats and more. All fitness levels are welcome. The class will be held Mondays...

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200th Wellcast: Wright Pinson on active lifestyles

Jun. 13, 2012—Pinson (Vanderbilt) This week’s Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Wellcast, titled “The Wright Stuff,” is the series’ landmark 200th podcast. Listen as Mary Yarbrough, executive director of Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness, talks with C. Wright Pinson, deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, about the individual and organizational value of...

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