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Prolonged Sitting Can Cause Early Death

This research study will make you stand up and pay attention.  Literally. Or at least I hope so! A recent study found that sitting six or more hours a day increased the risk of early death from all causes by an average 35% for women and 18% for men — even if you exercise. Researchers from the American […]

May 24, 2011   |   No Comments »

Why You Should Be Exercising Daily

Those with pep in their step stay younger. A recent study shows that after age 65, one strong predictor of longevity is walking speed. Those who can still walk at a decent pace after age 75, have an even better chance of living even longer. An 80-year-old man who clocks 1 mph has a 10% […]

May 02, 2011   |   No Comments »

Want a Better Brain as you Age? Stay Socially Connected!

Lt. Buck Compton, who was one of the WWII paratroopers portrayed in the HBO series, “Band of Brothers,” is 89 years young. Along with staying in touch with many of his friends from the 101st Airborne, Buck gets up and drives to meet with his “coffee buddies” every day, Monday through Friday. After the war […]

May 02, 2011   |   No Comments »

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