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2011-03-25 00:00:29

After a highly successful pilot program, SKF USA Inc., a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, and Walkingspree, a leading technology-driven prevention focused wellness company, are expanding the program to over 40 locations in the U.S. and Canada. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 SKF's success with its pilot physical activity program with validated results prompts roll out to all U.S. and Canada locations. After a highly successful pilot...

2011-03-24 07:14:00

GENEVA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the number one supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors for consumer and portable applications(1), today unveiled first details of its new iNEMO(TM) Engine. An industry first, the iNEMO's new advanced filtering and predictive software engine integrates the outputs from a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis...

2011-03-07 17:37:38

For those of us living the frenetic modern lifestyle, sitting in one place for a long period might seem like a vacation. But for those who are retired, it can lead to health complications. Patricia Burbank, professor of nursing at the University of Rhode Island, realized that there is a need to get older adults moving. The actual idea was inspired by Burbank's own aunt, a 97-year-old woman living on her own. "She loves hearing from her family and personal messages really resonate with her....

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2011-01-14 10:20:00

A 5-year study from Australia concludes that increasing your daily step count not only wards off obesity but reduces the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes complications. Several studies have shown that increasing physical activity reduces body mass index and insulin resistance - an early stage in the development of diabetes. This is the first study to estimate the effects of long-term changes in daily step count on insulin sensitivity. The nationwide study undertaken in Australia...

2010-12-30 06:00:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With New Year's resolutions almost a ball-drop away, Omron Healthcare, Inc. offers a cost-effective and convenient tool to step-up fitness goals in 2011 -- a pedometer. With dual-accelerometer technology, the Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer accurately counts steps when placed horizontally or vertically at the hip, in a pocket or in a bag. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101230/AQ22844) "At Omron, we want to empower Americans to...

2010-11-08 06:00:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With New Year's resolutions just around the corner, Omron Healthcare, Inc. is offering up healthy gift options for those looking to get back on track this January. Conveniently priced under $50, Omron has assembled a sampling of gift ideas that provide motivation and accurate health information for those looking to make healthy changes in 2011. Omron 3 Series(TM) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor (BP710) ($39.99 - $49.99). The heart is...

2010-10-15 09:31:00

MANSFIELD, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Mansfield Medical Center will provide a pedometer to every staff member of the Mansfield Independent School District as well as sponsor a Principals' Fitness Challenge program to promote the importance of health and fitness. By helping principals and school personnel create a healthier atmosphere for learning and working, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is creating a healthy environment for the community. "Methodist Mansfield Medical...

2010-10-04 11:32:00

U.S. adults take thousands fewer daily steps than foreign counterparts, survey says INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American adults take fewer daily steps than their counterparts in Switzerland, Australia and Japan, according to research published in the Oct. 2010 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. While adults in western Australia, Japan and Switzerland averaged 9,695, 7,168 and 9,650 daily...

2010-10-04 08:15:00

DALLAS, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced the results of its innovative corporate wellness initiative that promoted fitness through an employee walking contest for charity. The Step-It-Up Walking Challenge involved 42 teams and 420 employees from three countries and 30 cities that competed to achieve the highest number of steps per person over an eight-week...

2010-06-15 07:01:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of American adults are not active, while one in four engages in little or no regular physical activity(1). With obesity and its associated health risks becoming a growing epidemic, Omron Healthcare, Inc. has announced the launch of new fitness products and an online training community to encourage increased physical activity, such as walking or running, to improve one's personal health. The Omron GOsmart community...