Archives for March 2014

When mothers are active so are their children – but many mothers are not.

A study of physical activity patterns of women and their four-year-olds reveals a strong association between the two. It also shows that only 53% of mothers engaged in 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity at least once a week. Taken together, these results highlight valuable avenues for intervention strategies.Parents are strong influences in the lives of […]

Takeaway exposure associated with increased consumption and obesity

People who live and work near a high number of takeaway food outlets tend to eat more of these foods and are more likely to be obese than those less exposed, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal.The first UK study to combine home, work and commuting environments of 5,442 adults (aged […]