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Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

2014-03-18 12:32:55

Physical Inactivity Costs U.S. $75 Billion Each Year; Snap Fitness Offers Open Gym Week April 7-13 MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snap Fitness, the world's leading 24/7 fitness franchise, is giving Americans the opportunity to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle by offering a nationwide "Get Fit Week." To coincide with National Public Health Week, guests get seven days of free workouts at Snap Fitness starting April 7. "When you consider that physical inactivity costs Americans $75...

Prolonged Sitting Doubles Risk Of Disability For Senior Citizens
2014-02-20 12:48:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Northwestern Medicine study, every additional day spent sitting for someone 60 years or older doubles their risk of becoming disabled. The study is the first to show how prolonged sitting adds to the risk factor for disability. The findings show that sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. According to the researchers, if there are two 65-year-old women,...

Police Work Is Also A Sedentary Profession
2014-02-19 11:39:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team from the University of Iowa has found that even police officers should be concerned of a sedentary lifestyle from sitting most of the day. Researchers measured physical activity in police, which is a career that is looked at by the public as being generally active. The findings revealed that police officers burn as much energy on the job as someone sitting while holding a baby or washing dishes. “We find that police work is...

2014-02-04 23:27:58

Atlanta health and wellness start up is making big advances with its office fitness game. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, the team at FIX has launched the largest, most expansive update yet for UtiliFITTM. UtiliFIT is the office fitness game that uses micro-challenges to get players up and out of their seats throughout the day – helping people lead healthier, more active lives. This update expands UtiliFIT to add diet tracking to the core...

2014-01-23 23:01:16

A new study published in the journal Circulation shows that sitting for long durations boosts the risk of heart failure in men. TrekDesk treadmill desk offers a solution to keep them active. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal ‘Circulation’ adds to the growing evidence linking time spent sitting during the day to increased heart failure risks in men. The researchers concluded that preventing heart failure requires...

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...


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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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