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Small Elliptical Device Could Promote Exercise While Sitting
2014-01-22 13:16:16

Matthew Solovey - Penn State People may be able to keep the weight off by using a compact elliptical device while sitting at a desk or watching TV, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. "Adults in the United States spend more than 11 hours per day sitting while doing things like watching television and working on a computer," said Liza Rovniak, assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences. "Evidence suggests that this sedentary lifestyle has contributed...

Sedentary Lifestyle As Bad As Smoking, Increases Heart Failure Risk In Men
2014-01-22 04:43:50

[ Watch the Video: Get Up And Move! Sitting May Be As Bad As Smoking ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Spending long hours sitting on the job has already been established as a potential health hazard, but now medical experts are saying that it could be as harmful to a person’s overall welfare as smoking cigarettes. According to a special report by CBS New York, published research has already linked prolonged period of sitting to an increased risk of...

Sedentary Women Die Earlier
2014-01-15 15:19:19

[ Watch the Video: Sedentary Lifestyle Kills Women Faster ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has added to the growing body of medical evidence indicating that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to significant health problems. The study, which included 93,000 postmenopausal American women, found that participants with the most waking sedentary time died earlier than the least inactive group of participants –...

Older Women Inactive Most Of Day
2013-12-18 12:58:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many studies and public health experts have been railing against being physically inactive for hours on end, a team of researchers from the US and Australia has decided to measure the amount of daily physical activity undertaken by typical older women in a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The international team found older women in their study were inactive for about two-thirds of their...

2013-12-18 10:45:59

Among 7,000 older women who wore an accelerometer to measure their movement, about two-thirds of their waking time was spent in sedentary behavior, most of which occurred in periods of less than 30 minutes, according to a study appearing in the December 18 issue of JAMA. Recent studies suggest sedentary behavior may be a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. However, few data exist on how this behavior is patterned (e.g., does most sedentary behavior occur in a few long periods or in...

2013-12-12 23:30:34

Looking for innovative approach to workplace wellness? A year-long NIOSH study evaluating sit-stand workstations brings wellness to the proverbial seat of our sedentary lives; namely, our workstations, where most of us spend long hours each day sitting in front of a computer. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A year-long NIOSH study evaluating sit-stand workstations brings wellness to the proverbial seat of our sedentary lives; namely, our workstations, where most of us spend long...

Moms Spend More Time Watching TV, Less Time On Physical Activity
2013-12-03 04:32:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US mothers spend more time watching television and participating in other sedentary activities than they do cooking, cleaning and exercising combined, according to new research appearing in the December edition of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study, led by University of South Carolina exercise scientist and epidemiologist Edward Archer, is a follow-up to a study published earlier this year which claimed that women...

2013-10-30 10:58:53

Men who spend the most time engaged in sedentary behaviors are at greatest risk for recurrence of colorectal adenomas, benign tumors that are known precursors of colorectal cancers, according to results presented here at the 12th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 27-30. The majority of colorectal cancers arise from precursors called colorectal adenomatous polyps, or colorectal adenomas, which can be removed during a colonoscopy....

2013-09-23 23:32:23

Mayo Clinic researchers conclude that consistent activity throughout the day triggers one's metabolism to work more effectively. Recent data indicates that an hour at the gym does not make up for for 12 hours sitting idle. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Scientific findings featured in the Juvenon Health Journal indicate that the best way to manage weight may not include daily gym visits. Mayo Clinic researchers studied the ramifications of a sedentary lifestyle and...

2013-09-11 23:01:31

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk has been transforming the way employees work for the past five years in the United States, now they are offering a unique health opportunity to Canadians. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 TrekDesk Treadmill Desk, the first affordable treadmill desk offered to employees in the United States, helped foster a re-evaluation of sedentary offices while spreading a health benefits message of walking while working. Due to worldwide attention to the health dangers of...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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