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May
11
2012

How Working the Muscles May Boost Brainpower

Source: Reynolds, Gretchen. How Working the Muscles May Boost Brainpower. New York Times, 9 May 2012. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/how-working-the-muscles-may-boost-brainpower/ 11 May 2012.
Upending the cliché of muscleheads, scientists at the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging recently set out to examine whether changes in... Read more »

Apr
19
2012

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

Source: Reynolds, Gretchen. How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain. The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/how-exercise-could-lead-to-a-better-brain.htm?_r=1, 19 April 2012.
The value of mental-training games may be speculative, as Dan Hurley writes in his article on the quest to make ourselves smarter, but there is another, easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven... Read more »

Apr
19
2012

Obesity, Depression Predict Worsening Pain and Function in Older Women

Source: Muskuloskeletal Network http://www.musculoskeletalnetwork.com/display/article/1145622/2049593 19 April 2012.
March 22, 2012 Women aged 50 years and older who experience worsening pain with aging also are at higher risk for depression, obesity, and declining physical function, according to researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. They noted that the... Read more »

Apr
11
2012

Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests

Source: Maureen Salamon. HealthDay News http://health.msn.com/healthy-living/too-much-sitting-can-kill-you-study-suggests, 11 April 2012.
MONDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- For better health, try standing up more, a new study suggests. Those who spend 11 or more hours a day sitting are 40 percent more likely to die over the next three... Read more »

Apr
11
2012

Preventing Physical Decline In Middle Age Helps Preserve Good Health Later in Life

Source: Laura Landro. Wall Street Journal Health Blog http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2012/04/09/preventing-physical-decline-in-middle-age-helps-preserve-good-health-later-in-life/?mod=wsj_share_twitter 11 April 2012
Middle age is a critical time to prevent physical declines that creep up with advancing years, according to the Health Matters column in the Next special report today. With more than 70 million Americans who... Read more »

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