Archive for mobility

11/19/2012 – Can You Move It And Work It On A Treadmill Desk?

Nov 19, 2012 Comments Off

National Public Radio’s Patti Neighmond reports, there’s a backlash brewing to sedentary office life as more people realize how sitting all day can do a body wrong. Read or listen to the full story at National Public Radio.

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11/13/2012 – Visible signs of aging signaled increased risk of heart disease, study finds

Nov 14, 2012 Comments Off

Certain types of baldness, earlobe creases, fatty deposits around eyes among potential factors, according to researchers Visibly aging but young at heart? Don’t count on it, researchers suggested. In a study following more than 10,000 people over 35 years, the presence of visible signs of aging signaled an increased risk of heart attack and heart […]

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10/24/2012 – U.S. elderly, middle-aged see higher obesity rates: poll

Oct 25, 2012 Comments Off

Data from nearly 600,000 U.S. adults showed that people aged 18 and older were more likely to be obese than they were in 2008, according to the Gallup survey. Researchers noted a significant jump among adults in their 40s, 70s and 80s. Read the full article at Reuters.

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10/24/2012 – The Island Where People Forget to Die

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

In 1943, a Greek war veteran named Stamatis Moraitis came to the United States for treatment of a combat-mangled arm. He’d survived a gunshot wound, escaped to Turkey and eventually talked his way onto the Queen Elizabeth, then serving as a troopship, to cross the Atlantic. Moraitis settled in Port Jefferson, N.Y., an enclave of […]

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10/17/2012 – Carbs, Sugar Linked With Cognitive Impairment Risk In Elderly: Study

Oct 19, 2012 Comments Off

A Mayo Clinic study of 1,230 people between the ages of 70 and 89 found that those who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. The danger also rises with a heavy-sugar diet. Read the full article at Huffington Post.    

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10/17/2012 – Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.

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Just as we were all settling in front of the television to watch the baseball playoffs, two new studies about the perils of sitting have spoiled our viewing pleasure. The research, published in separate medical journals this month, adds to a growing scientific consensus that the more time someone spends sitting, especially in front of […]

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