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September 2005 Archive

Beverage Industry Calls for Healthier Drinks in Schools

WASHINGTON -- In mid August, the American Beverage Association (ABA) announced that the association's Board of Directors had approved a new school vending policy aimed at providing lower- calorie and/or nutritious beverages and limiting the availability of soft drinks in schools.

Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Failed PFAs Decreasing

PEARL HARBOR, HI -- With the rollout of new Navy-wide physical readiness intiatives, Naval Station Pearl Harbor is increasing its efforts to help keep its sailors in shape, and it seems to be paying off.

Girls and Boys Use Unhealthy Methods for a “Fit Body”

CHICAGO—A new study from the August edition of Pediatrics found that 8 percent of girls and 12 percent of boys surveyed said they used supplements to get a better body. While protein powders and shakes were most commonly used, steroids, growth hormone, amino acids and other substances were also listed among those unhealthful products tried in the past year.

Air Force Tests Backpack Water Pouches

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, TX – While many outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors are investing in backpack water systems to help hydrate themselves during their lengthy workouts, the Air Force is studying whether trainees could benefit from this increasingly popular type of equipment, too.

Yoga Might Prevent Weight Gain

SEATTLE —Regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people and may promote weight loss in those who are overweight, a new study found.

Air Force Gets Fit with Boot Camp Aerobics

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – While boot camp aerobics has been popular in health clubs across the country, the Air Force is learning it’s more than just a good workout -- it can save lives.

Breakfast Helps Adolescent Girls Maintain Healthy Weight

BALTIMORE -- A multi-center study led by researchers at Maryland Medical Research Institute indicates eating cereal at breakfast “as part of an overall eating pattern that promotes maintenance of healthy body weights” may help adolescent girls maintain a healthy body mass index and adequate nutrient intake.

Sailors Shape Up

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Sailors aboard USS George Washington now have an ally in their "battle of the bulge," courtesy of a Navy-wide weight management program that the ship's medical department began using in August.

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