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.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...