The world around us is built around sitting, whether we’re working, driving, eating, or watching TV. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that regular exercise doesn’t cancel out the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Further findings... sedentary behavior increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. sedentary behavior is the fourth-leading risk factor for death based on statistics from the World Health Organization.
Older adults who are severelyvitamin D deficient have a 122 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. The research team, lead by Dr. David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, anticipated a link between vitamin D deficiency and cognitive problems (previous research has shown a general correlation). But they were surprised by how high the risk was.
“The association was twice as strong as we
For both men and women, confidence in their physical appearance is lower in middle age than in young adulthood, yet gets higher during their senior years. African Americans and Hispanics more confident about physical appearance, at all age groups, then Whites and Asians. For more information on this survey including survey method visit Gallup. #studies #people
There are some interesting findings from the The U.S. Census Bureau report using 2010 data. A few Post 50 highlights below, as well as graphs that show much more. The average 65-year-old woman can expect to live another 20.3 years (to roughly age 85) and the average 65-year-old man is forecasted to live another 17.7 years (to about age 83). The percentage of people 65 and older killed by heart disease dropped dramatically from 2000 (from 33 percent to 26.5 percent), but the
Exercise may help to keep the brain robust in people who have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to an inspiring new study. The findings suggests that even moderate amounts of physical activity may help to slow the progression of one of the most dreaded diseases of aging. Read the study abstract and conclusions at Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, April, 2014. #health #studies
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal was to review systematically the comparative effectiveness of yoga, compared with other exercise interventions, for older adults as shown on measures of health and physical functioning. DESIGN: This was a systematic review with both narrative synthesis and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Searches were conducted in MEDLINE®/PUBMED, PSYCINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science, and SCOPUS; bibliographies of selected articles; and one systematic review on the effec
Cognitive enhancer. Boost long-term memory. Reduce the risk of liver disease. Lowers the risk of developing type 2diabetes. Reduced risks of Alzheimer's disease. Reduce kidney stones. Lowers depression. Defends against Parkinson's disease. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
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A new study from Loma Linda University in California finds that humor may reduce brain damage caused by the "stress hormone" cortisol, which in turn, improves memory. Watching a funny video 'reduced cortisol levels and boosted memory performance'. The research team, led by Dr. Gurinder Singh Bains, presented their findings at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego. Medical News Today, April 2014 #studies
More than a quarter of children aged 16 will see their 100th birthdays. Find out how likely you are to get there. The Department for Work and Pensions have released a report detailing life expectancy in 2011 and comparing the generations at 20, 50 and 80 years old. The data sees 20-year-olds three times more likely to reach 100 than their grandparents, and twice as likely as their parents. Check out this 2011 UK report Differences in life expectancy between those aged 20, 50