• Exergaming can improve health in overweight and obese children, study shows

    25 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study from LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center showed for the first time that video games, in combination with fitness coaching and a step tracker, helped overweight children lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and increase their physical activity.
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  • Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers

    26 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings have implications for cities across the United States, where 15 percent of land is deemed ''vacant'' and often blighted or filled with trash and overgrown vegetation.
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  • Adding walnuts to your diet can help you lose weight and improve your heart health

    Adding walnuts to your diet can help you lose weight and improve your heart health

    26 days ago - By Natural News

    Walnuts aren't just good for salads. Researchers from the University of California San Diego in La Jolla have found that they can also be used to supplement a reduced-energy diet and that they provide results similar to conditions under a weight loss intervention. The findings of this study, published in Nutrition Journal, looked at whether adding walnuts to a diet can...
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  • New study shows certain video games can improve health in children with obesity

    26 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study showed for the first time that video games, in combination with fitness coaching and a step tracker, helped overweight children lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and increase their physical activity.
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  • Turning Vacant Lots Into Green Spaces Can Improve Mental Health. Here's How

    Turning Vacant Lots Into Green Spaces Can Improve Mental Health. Here's How

    26 days ago - By Time

    Researchers have long touted the mood-boosting effects of green space and spending time outdoors - and a new study emphasizes just how much of an impact your environment can have on your mental health.
    The paper , published Friday in JAMA Network Open , found an association between urban restoration efforts in Philadelphia and the mental health of city residents. “Cleaning and greening” urban lots in Philadelphia was linked to a drop in neighborhood residents feeling depressed or worthless, and a slight uptick in overall resident mental health, the study says.
    “Vacant lot greening is a...
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