December 2011

Monthly Archives

  • Want to live longer? Move to New York

    You’d think the stress, pollution and fast-paced lifestyle  in New York City would cut down on your life expenctancy. Turns out you’d be wrong. According to data compiled by the New York City’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, babies born in New York City in 2009 can expect to live a record 80.6 years — more than two […]
  • Overweight? Is mom to blame?

    A new study, published in Pediatrics, found that those who had poor emotional bonds with their moms as toddlers were twice as likely to be obese  as a teenage, than those with healthy emotional bonds. “Sensitive parenting increases the likelihood that a child will have a secure pattern of attachment and develop a healthy response to […]
  • Functional Movement Systems can cut back on injuries

    The Atlanta Falcons is one of many football teams incorporating Function Movement Systems into its workout routine. It may be part of the reason the team has reduced the number of games missed by players due to injury to one of the lowest in the N.F.L. Read the entire story at The New York Times: […]
  • For some runners, age ain’t nothing but a number

    A study published last month in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that runners 60 and older are not less efficient than their younger counterparts. “‘It was quite a surprise,’ said Timothy Quinn, a professor of exercise science at the University of New Hampshire and lead author of the study. ‘Economical runners perform better […]
  • A rising pulse over time may signal heart problems

    Doctors have been using cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight to test a patients susceptibility to heart disease for years.  Now, a study published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association this month adds your pulse rate to the list. “The study included nearly 30,000 men and women without known heart disease. Researchers measured their resting heart rate […]
  • Intensify your workout with P90X2

    The latest edition of the popular workout program P90X2 was released just in time for your New Year’s resolutions to get in shape for 2012. It may not be for everyone: “‘If you’re not in shape, it’ll be like climbing Everest,’ says [Tony] Horton, who notes that P90X2 is five days a week rather than […]
  • A better tactic to steer teens from sugary drink

    New research shows that while calorie counts deter teens from sugar drinks, showing them how much exercise would be required to burn off the calories works more effectively. “The researchers tested three different signs, each brightly colored, in four corner stores. One sign said that a bottle of soda or fruit drink had 250 calories. […]
  • 2.5 million young adults gain health insurance

    According to an analysis released by the Obama administration Wednesday, 2.5 million more Americans ages 19 to 25 are now receiving health care coverage because of the Affordable Care Act passed last year. “The increase in coverage among 19- to 25-year-olds can be directly attributed to the Affordable Care Act’s new dependent coverage provision,” said […]