Navigation Links
When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study
Date:8/2/2012

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to increase the amount of exercise their children get should become more active themselves, according to a new study.

"It has long been known that parent and child activity levels are correlated," study author Kristen Holm, an assistant professor of medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, said in a news release. "[This study] demonstrated that when parents increase their activity, children increase theirs as well. The effect was more pronounced on weekends."

The study, published in the July issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, involved 83 families participating in a program designed to curb weight gain among overweight and obese children ranging in age from 7 to 14.

The parents and children in the program were encouraged to boost their level of daily activity by walking 2,000 more steps each day. Their progress was tracked with pedometers.

The study revealed that on the days mothers reached or exceeded the 2,000-step goal, their children took an average of 2,117 more steps. When mothers did not reach the goal, their kids took only 1,175 extra steps. The researchers pointed out that the children who were less active when the program started took more additional steps than the children who were more active.

Overall, the researchers found that for every 1,000 additional steps taken by a mother, their child took 196 more steps. The researchers saw a similar pattern among the fathers and their children.

The researchers suggested that parents and children exercising together more often on weekends resulted in this increase in exercise.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on the benefits of physical activity.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: National Jewish Health, news release, July 30, 2012.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Parents of Severely Disabled Kids Say They Enrich Their Lives
2. MindSpec announces Bridging Parents with Autism Science webinar series
3. Study: Children abused by parents face increased cancer risk
4. Parents Key to Whether Kids Get Enough Exercise, Studies Find
5. Child abuse and foster care admissions increase when parents use methamphetamines
6. Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests
7. New iTeen365 White Paper Identifies Dangerous Driving Distractions – Offers Solutions for Parents of Teen Drivers
8. Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids
9. To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents
10. Genome-wide analysis shows previously undetected abnormalities in parents of affected children
11. Parents work-life stress hinders healthy eating
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Delta Dental of California and its ... cancer. , Gary D. Radine, who recently retired as president and CEO of Delta ... 2015 CEO of the Year , helped lead the effort to raise funds ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Eating ... a significant number of women and men with eating disorders report a history ... best predicts the development of an eating disorder. , At the 2016 ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... GrassrootsHealth published data from ... type 2 diabetes in the GrassrootsHealth cohort with substantially higher vitamin D levels ... in public health,” states Carole Baggerly, Director of GrassrootsHealth, “the safety and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Joshua Rosenthal, PhD, Chief Scientific ... can use newly released government data on populations and physicians to better calculate ... capture the value they create to succeed in new economic models for value ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... only four states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or ... the dental industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... Feb. 9, 2016 The global prefilled syringes ... it is expected to grow with a CAGR of ... prefilled syringes segment dominated the global prefilled syringes market, ... --> The global market of prefilled ... to increasing geriatric population, increasing demand for vaccines, increasing ...
(Date:2/9/2016)...  Increasingly, health care professionals are enhancing patient care ... technology. With the Vios Monitoring System from Vios Medical, ... detect problems before they become serious by continuously tracking ... the United States . ... --> The Vios Monitoring System connects patient-worn ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... KONG , Feb. 9, 2016 Athenex, Inc. ... Athenex as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development ... MSc, MBA has joined as Senior Director and Deputy Head of Clinical ... . Simon Pedder stated, "Athenex has ... for a while. Coupled together with their unique business model ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: