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Too much sitting may shorten your life, study suggests

Get off your duff: A new study finds that sitting less may extend your life. Brazilian researchers who analyzed data from 54 countries linked sitting for more than three hours a day to 3.8 percent of deaths from all causes. Limiting sitting time to less than three hours a day would increase a person’s life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years—or more than …

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Ashwagandha May Boost Fitness Potential

Are you looking to bring your workout or athletic performance to the next level? Or maybe your muscles need a little extra support to recover quicker? Ashwagandha may actually be able to help. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to help manage stress, promote energy, and boost immune function. Its ability to help our response to mental …

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Immune study shows how gut keeps deadly infections at bay

Treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections could be improved by research that reveals how bacteria are kept in check. Researchers have discovered how the immune system stops bacteria in our gut from leaking into the blood stream and causing body-wide inflammation, such as sepsis. The study also helps to explain why we do not suffer more infections, despite the vast …

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SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE – Running Into Meditation

I began to run simply as a way to get some exercise. Soon enough, however, I found myself applying certain principles I have learned in a lifetime of meditating. I’ve incorporated these into my book,Running With the Mind of Meditation. To me, the relationship between meditation and running is natural, for one is a training of the mind and one …

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SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE – Running Into Meditation

Meditating and running go hand in hand, says Sakyong Mipham. Exercise can be a support for meditation, and meditation can be a support for exercise. I began to run simply as a way to get some exercise. Soon enough, however, I found myself applying certain principles I have learned in a lifetime of meditating. I’ve incorporated these into my book,Running …

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Walking for 150 minutes per week associated with improved wellbeing in over-50s

New research using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin shows that being physically active, for example by walking for at least 150 minutes per week, is associated with more social participation and better mental health and wellbeing. However, only three out of five Irish adults aged 50 years and over walk for the …

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Study: Preschoolers need more outdoor time at child care centers

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as it is scheduled. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is …

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Adam Johnson – New Study Suggests Too Much TV Increases Chances of Getting Alzheimer’s

Spoiler alert: too much television may lead to an increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Washington Post [3], researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San Francisco have found those who watch four hours or more of television per day scored lower on cognitive performance tests in middle age. The effect is all the more …

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Warning over poor cooking skills among teenagers

Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking according to a study. They are also not worried about their health, believing that exercising will compensate for a poor diet and smoking. One female first year sports student said she was “just not bothering” about what she ate as she was …

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Walking May Save Your Life – Maylin Rodriguez-Paez

When most people think about exercising, they usually think about long hours at the gym performing grueling exercises. No wonder so many dread it. But in reality, visiting the gym isn’t really necessary. In fact, something as simple as walking can be enough to provide valuable health benefits — according to a study from the University of Cambridge. The study found that …