Blog Archives - January 2015

Sitting More Deadly than Obesity

You might want to sit down for this. On second thought, stand up! Research shows that “being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese.” The good news is that doing as little as 20 minutes of brisk walking a day can significantly decrease the chances of an early death. This is true whether you’re normal weight, overweight or obese.

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Turn Back the Clock with Exercise

The New York Times

Exercising keeps us young! Though this isn’t headline news to most Welcyon members, yet another study shows that people who stay physically active can slow—or even reverse—the impact of aging. The Journal of Physiology, a British publication, reports that older adults who regularly engage in vigorous exercise are stronger, have better bone density, reflexes, metabolic and memory function than their sedentary peers. In fact, many members of the study group enjoy the same level of fitness as healthy young adults. Read the rest of the story in the New York Times.

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