Becky Ham is a science writer for Health Behavior News Service. Her fine work can be found in both The Diabetic News and among the feature articles found in The Diabetic Gourmet Magazine.
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Articles by Becky Ham
Mix of Factors Related to Exercise Among Minority Women Women from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds say that having more convenient and inexpensive places to exercise would encourage them to become more active, a nationwide collection of studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concludes.
Phone Counseling Puts Sedentary Women on the Move Phone counseling that encourages women to overcome obstacles to exercise in their lives seems to work equally well for black, white, rich and poor individuals, according to research in the American Journal of Health Behavior.
More Sprawl Means More Weight and Less Walking Residents of sprawling counties weigh more, walk less in their leisure time and have higher rates of high blood pressure compared with those in more "compact" counties, a new study finds.