Month: April 2009

How do energy drinks work?

Runners clutching bottles of energy drink are a common sight and it has long been known that sugary drinks and sweets can significantly improve athletes’ performance in endurance events. The question is how?

Exercise is Child’s Play

The type of calorie-burning, mind-stimulating play that children often do shouldn’t be left behind as people age.
Tossing a Frisbee, dancing and rock climbing are great ways for adults to incorporate play into their exercise routines – dancing alone can burn up to 322 calories an hour for a 150-pound person.

Develop effective physical activity programmes

Moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach to physical activity interventions by providing evidence-based recommendations for designing, implementing, and evaluating more effective and appropriate physical activity interventions for women, overweight and obese populations, older adults and ethnically diverse populations.