Keep on truckin’

A new study reports that folks who walk more have more brain (grey matter) in their brains 9 years later, and less cognitive impairment at older ages (13 years later). Healthy lifestyles can help us not only to live longer, but live richer, more independent lives!

Walking in a group

For diabetic patients, walking a in group produced benefits over and above counseling: … in subjects who attended at least 50% of scheduled walking sessions, changes in A1C and fasting glucose were greater than in control subjects. Discontinuation or reduction of antidiabetic drugs occurred in 33% of these patients versus …

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Tip #18 – Keep a gratitude list

I keep a gratitude list (along with recording weight and exercise routines) on my Google Calendar. I wasn’t surprised to read that women who wrote about positive aspects of their values lost weight, while others did.  Just a simple positive, affirming writing exercise resulted in weight loss, even though the women didn’t know that that …

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Obese kids and heat stroke during sports

The Center for Disease Control reports: CDC researchers analyzed data on nine sports at 100 high schools participating in the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study from 2005 to 2009. Most cases of dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke occurred in August during preseason activity. Roughly 70% of illnesses …

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