Girl Scouts Can Be Good Venue For Physical Activity

May 29, 2009

Promoting physical activity during Girl Scout meetings can be an effective way for young girls to get the exercise they need to be healthy, according to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 56th Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Richard Rosenkranz, Ph.D., implemented physical activity intervention strategies in three Girl Scout troops, training group leaders to instruct and lead exercise sessions among troop members. Compared to four troops who received no physical activity intervention, the intervention troops spent significantly more time participating in and learning about exercise, and performed much higher levels of both moderate-intensity and moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise during troop meetings.
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Physical Illness And Depression – Special MJA Supplement

April 21, 2009

A supplement in this edition of the Medical Journal of Australia examines the multiplying effect of depression and physical illness.

Supported by “beyondblue: the national depression initiative”, the supplement includes research and commentary from leading mental health experts from throughout Australia.

Professor of Psychological Medicine at Monash University, David Clarke, said the supplement addresses the complex relationship between depression and physical illness.
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American Physical Therapy Launches Campaign To Brand Physical Therapists As Experts In Human Motion

February 5, 2009

A new branding campaign that positions physical therapists as the experts in human motion will launch during the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Feb 9-12, 2009, in Las Vegas, NV., at the Brand Launch Reception, Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Palm Foyer of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

As motion experts, physical therapists will be positioned as specialists who can help improve mobility and quality of life without the expense and pain of surgery or side effects of prescription medication. The tagline will be: “Move Forward. Physical Therapy Brings Motion To Life.”
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