Items Tagged ‘physical activity’

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

July 11, 2019

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured […]

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Tags: adhd, ADHD Clinic, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral health, depression, mental health, physical activity, stress levels, vitamin D


Exercise Benefits for Older Adults

November 8, 2018

Exercise Benefits for Older Adults

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Older adults can benefit from regular physical activity. Fortunately, the activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits. Even a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood or a nearby park can benefit both body and mind. While activities such as hobbies can contribute to maintaining independent, healthy living, exercise has been shown to […]

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Tags: health benefits, insomnia, physical activity, stress


How to make your golden years truly golden

November 8, 2018

How to make your golden years truly golden

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

As we age, we all experience some decline in our abilities, but there are ways seniors can maintain their quality of life and maximize their independence. What are some tips? Staying active both physically and mentally is essential. The best way to stay fit at any age is to keep moving. Incorporate physical activity for […]

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Tags: Dr. Maija Sanna, physical activity, quality of life


The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

October 17, 2018

The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

A new study suggests moderate exercise is not just good for your body but improves mental health as well. Researchers concluded this after analyzing the responses of 1.2 million adults who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey. Physical activity improves mental health The study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed medical […]

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Tags: exercise, mental health, mental health benefits, mindfulness, mood, physical activity


Ask the Doctors - Am I too old to start jogging?

June 11, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Am I too old to start jogging?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’m 63 years old and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? At the risk of wading into the middle of a family argument, we believe that it’s never too late to become physically active. And if you’re careful […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, heart disease, physical activity, regular exercise, running, type 2 diabetes, weight control


May 2, 2018

Diet and exercise can reduce protein buildup linked to Alzheimer’s, new UCLA study shows

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior recently found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein buildup associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. David Merrill, a UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, found that […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, brain scans, fish, fruits, geriatric psychiatrist, healthy body mass index, Mediterranean diet, physical activity, UCLA Health 50-Plus, vegetables


Plan ahead to beat holiday weight gain

January 14, 2018

Plan ahead to beat holiday weight gain

By uclahealth uclahealth

Holiday time means breaking bread with loved ones and enjoying sweet gifts from well-meaning neighbors and co-workers. But those indulgences can add up. In fact, American adults will gain an average of one pound during the holiday season. One pound might not seem like much, but over the years those pounds add up, creating a […]

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Tags: diet, diet myths, exercise, healthy eating, holiday weight gain, nutrition, nutrition plan, physical activity


Amp up your workout with proper hydration

June 23, 2017

Amp up your workout with proper hydration

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

During exercise, most of us hydrate by drinking as much as feels right in the moment. While drinking to satisfy your thirst is generally fine, UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Vigil recommends following a more precise regimen for peak athletic performance. Proper hydration follows the Goldilocks principle: not too little, not too much, but just right. Too […]

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Tags: aerobic exercise, cardio, Dr Daniel Vigil, exercise, exercise tips, hydrate, hydration, hyponatremia, physical activity, sports, sports drinks, sports medicine


It's a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

April 14, 2017

It’s a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you’re doing it in a way that’s safe, healthy and effective. Dana […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, diets, exercise, fat, food, foods, meal plan, nutrients, nutrition


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

February 22, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

By uclahealth uclahealth

Healthy diet, physical activity, low stress and strong social supports really do help you live longer. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, healthy diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, low stress, physical activity, social support, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center