Author: Art Jahnke

Sitting Is The New Smoking
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Sitting Is The New Smoking

Yes, it’s yet another study on the health risks of too much sitting, which is now described, in some circles, as the new smoking. This study, a meta-analysis of others, comes from scientists at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and like others, identifies a definite […]

Get Up. Stand Up. Stand Up For Your Health
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Get Up. Stand Up. Stand Up For Your Health

If sitting is the new smoking, is standing the healthful alternative? The Boston Globe reports that many experts think it is. The Globe cites a recent Harvard study of more than 92,000 women that found that the more time participants spent sitting at work, driving, or watching TV, the greater […]

A 20-Minute Walk Can Cut Death Risk By 30 Percent
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A 20-Minute Walk Can Cut Death Risk By 30 Percent

How much exercise does it take to cut the risk of early death? Not much, according to a study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.  A news release reports that researchers at the school are convinced that a brisk 20-minute walk a day could do the trick. The researchers […]

What Women Want: To Know That Men Prefer Full-bodied Women
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What Women Want: To Know That Men Prefer Full-bodied Women

Finally, one answer to the unanswerable question: Women want to know that men desire women who aren’t rail-thin. It’s true. ScienceDaily reports that three studies conducted at Southern Methodist University all support the thesis that a woman’s body image is strongly linked to her perception of what she thinks men […]

Want To Build Muscle? Think About It
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Want To Build Muscle? Think About It

Can just thinking about building muscle actually build muscle? Researchers at Ohio University’s Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute think so. HealthDay reports that scientists at the institute put 29 people in casts that completely immobilized their hand and wrist for four weeks. Fourteen of those people were told to routinely perform […]

An Avocado A Day Keeps The Heart Doctor Away
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An Avocado A Day Keeps The Heart Doctor Away

It’s  not news that eating avocados can lower cholesterol; health experts have known that for a while. What is news is just how good they are at doing that. A Penn State University news release reports that researchers at the school tested three diets, all designed to lower cholesterol: a […]

Five Body-To-Brain Tips
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Five Body-To-Brain Tips

Sian Beilock, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago, has written a book about the many ways that our bodies talk to our brains–for the benefit of both. Here, taken from her new book, How the Body Knows Its Mind, are five body-to-brain tips: 1. Take active breaks from work […]

Staying Warm Really Can Ward Off A Cold
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Staying Warm Really Can Ward Off A Cold

Some wives’ tales turn out to be true. Maybe. A Yale University news release reports that researchers at the school are convinced that the common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperature found inside the nose than at core body temperature, suggesting that there is truth to […]

Cycling Maintains Youth, Yes, Youth
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Cycling Maintains Youth, Yes, Youth

OK, maybe its not eternal youth, but it’s definitely prolonged youth. Gretchen Reynolds reports in the New York Times on research conducted at King’s College in London that compared the vitality of serious recreational cyclists to that of people the same age who are much less active. The recruits for […]

17 Years Later, Fast Food Is Still Bad For You
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17 Years Later, Fast Food Is Still Bad For You

Much has changed in the past 17 years, but one thing that remains the same is the unhealthfulness of fast food. HealthDay reports on a study conducted at the Department of Agriculture’s Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, that looked at the nutrition of fries, cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches and regular cola served […]