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2014-06-12 04:22:23

AULI, Norway, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific research is increasingly showing strong links between spending too much time sitting and the development of severe long and short term health problems. So serious is the issue of Sitting Disease [http://backapp.eu/en/documented-effects/avoid-sitting-disease ] that there is a growing insistence that "sitting is the new smoking." Health problems caused by Sitting Disease: - Short term...

Statins Linked To Lower Physical Activity In Older Men
2014-06-11 06:20:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a common type of medication to lower their cholesterol could cause older men to become less physically active, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the study, Oregon State University/Oregon Health and Science University College of Pharmacy assistant professor David Lee and his colleagues discovered a link between the use of statins, some of the most prescribed...

2014-06-04 23:11:20

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, with one in three now considered overweight or obese. To raise awareness about the importance of increasing activity throughout the day during summer vacation, for both children and adults, Voom is challenging everyone to keep up with the most active being in the universe—a 3 year old boy. Kingston, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 On Thursday, June 12, fitness company...

Sedentary Behaviors Keep Night Owls From Regular Exercise Routines
2014-06-04 08:14:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology found that persons who stay up all night are bigger risk takers than those who get a regular night’s sleep. While that research looked at the financial aspect of taking risks, it is likely that another risky move associated with night owls is not getting regular exercise. A new study published in the journal Sleep, and to be presented June 4 in Minneapolis,...

2014-05-19 23:00:23

Nearly two-thirds of adults and one in three children are overweight or obese according to the 2014 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. On May 20, 2014, the Congressional Health and Fitness Expo will be held in Washington, DC to communicate about this important public health issue, and the non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund is joining forces with PHIT America to appear at the event and get the word out about the importance of healthy food choices and...

2014-04-07 23:00:48

Horizon encourages public, employers to participate in eighth annual Walk @ Lunch Day Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 On Wednesday, April 30, hundreds of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey employees from office locations around the state will take part in the Eighth Annual National Walk @ Lunch Day. As a state-wide organizer for this national health and wellness event, Horizon BCBSNJ is also encouraging employers and public officials throughout New Jersey to support and take...

2014-04-07 08:25:03

ParticipACTION's third annual Sneak It In Week inspires Canadians to move more at work TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian adults spend 9.5 hours per day - almost 70 per cent of their waking hours - being sedentary. Much of this time is spent sitting at work, or in cars commuting to and from work. But, it's time to beware of the chair. Excessive time spent sitting increases the risk of diabetes and heart attack, and causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, sore backs and...

Male College-Age Depression Linked To Later Sedentary Behavior
2014-04-02 11:31:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is a male friend or relative you know spending too much time on the internet or watching TV? If so, he may have been depressed during his first few years out of high school. A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine concluded that sedentary habits, which often stem from depression, are established in the early 20s and these habits can establish a pattern of sedentary behavior later in life. The study included over 760...

2014-03-28 23:02:18

Industry Leader Participates in National Health through Fitness Day to Promote a More Active and Healthy Lifestyle West Lebanon, NH (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Rollerblade®, international leader in the inline skate industry, recently participated in the National Health Through Fitness Day at Capitol Hill from March 4-5, 2014. This year’s National Health Through Fitness Day, an event sponsored by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), marked the 15th year that the SFIA has...

2014-03-26 23:00:22

A recent government study found that only one-in-four adolescents meet the nation’s physical activity guideline of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a day. The Omidi brothers, through their non-profit The Children’s Obesity Fund, want to remind American families that food choices are only part of the reason the country is struggling with an obesity epidemic. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is also at fault and needs to be remedied. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Only 25...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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