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One Hour Of Moderate Exercise A Day Could Decrease Risk Of Heart Failure
2014-09-03 03:21:10

American Heart Association In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart failure is a common, disabling disease that accounts for about 2 percent of total healthcare costs in industrialized countries. Risk of death within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers said....

Teachers Play Key Role In 'Be Active Kids' Program To Fight Childhood Obesity
2014-08-15 03:15:50

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute An innovative physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity. New research shows that when teachers direct these physical activities, young children become more active and less sedentary. “In the past twenty years, childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed,” said FPG investigator Allison De Marco. “And for the first time in over a...

exercise limits for heart attack survivors
2014-08-13 07:56:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exercise is good for the body and mind. Many studies have shown that moderate, regular exercise, such as brisk walking or jogging, can help with weight loss, mood changes, the management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease, and even lowering the risk of death from diseases such as hypertension, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. Currently, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans suggests 150 minutes a week of...

obesity and exercise
2014-07-29 03:30:00

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that both higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce the risk of obesity. The research is by Joshua Bell and colleagues, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL (University College London), UK. Physical activity and sitting time (or 'sedentariness') are two common...

jogging for life
2014-07-29 05:55:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Running can significantly reduce a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, but you don’t have to be preparing for a marathon to see the benefits, according to a new study appearing in Monday’s edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While the US government and the World Health Organization (WHO) each recommend 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity each week, the study found that as...

2014-07-23 23:06:59

Sarasota, Fla.-based FCCI Insurance Group is recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. Fit-Friendly Worksites take steps to decrease healthcare expenses while increasing employee wellness and productivity. Sarasota, Fla. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 FCCI Insurance Group has been again recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. FCCI was also recognized as a...

2014-07-17 23:01:51

Dr. Sherrita Bhagan-Bruno of ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley Offers Exercise Tips for Your Heart and Your Well-Being Suffern, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Recent research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds that adults who watch TV three hours or more a day may double their risk of premature death from any cause. According to Dr. Sherrita Bhagan-Bruno, M.D., F.A.C.C. of ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, sedentary behavior is an increasing trend. She...

Prolonged Sitting Removes The Beneficial Effects Exercise Has On Cardiovascular Health
2014-07-08 06:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As we have become a more technological society, we have also become a more sedentary society. We already know that this is one of the major causes of obesity, but it affects our bodies in many other ways. Among these, a new study from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveals that a sedentary lifestyle lowers cardiorespiratory fitness levels. The findings, published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, noted that...

2014-06-27 23:06:43

TrekDesk continues its campaign to change the sedentary lifestyle progression in America. A new study helps spread its message. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Ask anyone over the age of 30 what the single greatest risk factor is for developing heart disease and there will be a litany of answers ranging from smoking to obesity. Often the correct response goes unmentioned or worse unheeded; even in a majority of doctor’s offices. A new study out of Australia published in the The British Journal of...

Increased Early Death Risk Linked To Watching Too Much TV
2014-06-26 09:19:33

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals a possible link to premature death in adults who watch too much television. Adults who watch at least three or more hours of TV per day, double the risk of early death by any cause, according to the study. Lead author Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, from the Department of Public Health at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, along with several colleagues...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'