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  • Operation Jade Helm 15 Arizona 04/17; Assault Support Tactics in Urban Area [Video]

    05/14/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division participate in assault support tactics 3 during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-15 in Yuma, Ariz., April 18, 2015. WTI is a seven week event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa/Released).
  • 1941: U.S. ARMY STAGES REALISTIC MASS WAR MANEUVERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    05/04/2015 10:12:02 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube / MyFootage.com ^ | 1941 | Movietone
    1941: U.S. ARMY STAGES REALISTIC MASS WAR MANEUVERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
  • WW2: Army on Wheels (1941)

    05/04/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Wilding Picture Productions
    A film report on a practical field test of men and equipment under simulated combat conditions. The peacetime maneuvers, held in Texas in 1940 and involving 70,000 men from around the country and trucks and other vehicles from Detroit, demonstrated new standards of motorized mobility for the United
  • War Game - Largest Peacetime Us Army Maneuver [sic] Lner (1938)

    05/04/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1938 | RKO / British Pathé
    Titles read: "WAR GAME - LARGEST PEACETIME US ARMY MANEUVER [sic]".
  • Your Army In The Making" - 1942 Carolina Maneuvers

    05/04/2015 10:25:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1942 | U.S. War Department
    Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. 1942 U.S. Army Film Bulletin #15 "Your Army In The Making." National Archives description: "On army maneuvers in North and South Carolina, 1941. Consists mostly of brief scenes of representative activities by various branches, corps,
  • Wargames : Operation Sagebrush - United States Army : The Big Picture

    05/04/2015 10:28:32 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1955 | US Army BigPicture
    In 1955 the United States military conducted a large training exercise that covered a substantial portion of Louisiana. Named Operation Sagebrush, the focus of the exercise was to evaluate the effectiveness of military operations in a nuclear environment. The exercise lasted for 15 days with 85,000 troops
  • Is diet – rather than exercise – the key to losing weight? Cambridge health experts enter the debate

    04/25/2015 5:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Cambridge News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Florence Snead
    f you haven't made it to the gym this week then don't fret – it turns out exercise might not be as important as we all think. That's the stance being taken in a new study which has suggested it is in fact diet – and not exercise – that is the key to tackling obesity. Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has claimed poor diet now generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined. So should we all just kick back on the sofa with a snack – as long as we stick to...
  • Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training

    04/09/2015 8:34:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Twin Cities Daily Planet ^ | April 08, 2015 | Matt Ehling, Public Record Media
    In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises. The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group - a "special forces" component of the U.S. Navy - and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics. Just as they had two years earlier, military personnel had come to the Twin Cities to conduct counter-terrorism training operations in an urban environment. And just as before, those operations commenced with little advance notice to the public.
  • Harry Reid: I'm Blind in One Eye

    04/09/2015 3:40:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senate minority leader Harry Reid is blind in one eye. The news comes a week after Reid announced that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress and not run for reelection. “It looked like somebody had hit you,” Fusion newscaster Jorge Ramos told Reid in a recent interview. “Are you afraid that you might not regain your eyesight?” “No, I’m over that, ‘cause I can’t see out of my eye, and that’s the way it’s going to be until something comes along that’ll change it,” Reid responded to Ramos. “Right now, I’ve had 11 hours of...
  • HUGE MILITARY EXERCISE IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA

    03/28/2015 11:21:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 28, 2015 | Dahboo777
    I WANT TO THANK CHRISTIAN FOR GRANTING ME PERMISSION TO SHARE THIS! HUGE MILITARY EXERCISE CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA. THANKS TO CHRISTIAN FOR THE FOOTAGE. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MILITARY BUILD UP PRE "JADE HELM" #JADEHELM 2015
  • Golfing With Ida

    03/25/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 3-25-14 | Dustin Cohen
    http://player.vimeo.com/video/117588730?color=cc0025 This is the story of an amazing lady who lives life to the fullest at age 102.
  • Scientists discover a hormone that gives you the same benefits as exercise without breaking a sweat

    03/04/2015 7:16:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    If the thought of running on a treadmill makes you shudder, then you may soon have an excuse to avoid it altogether. US researchers claim they have found a hormone that mimics the effects of exercise, allowing people to lose weight and regulate their blood sugar. The hormone, dubbed MOTS-c, has been proven to work in mice and clinical trials on humans could begin in three years. The discovery of MOTS-c - a molecule that acts as a signal for the body - was made by scientists at the University of Southern California. MOTS-c works by increasing insulin sensitivity, allowing...
  • Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise

    03/03/2015 4:23:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies
    Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise Enlarge Credit: Martha Sexton/public domain Scientists at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology have discovered a new hormone that fights the weight gain caused by a high-fat Western diet and normalizes the metabolism - effects commonly associated with exercising. Hormones are molecules that act as the body's signals, triggering various physiological responses. The newly discovered hormone, dubbed "MOTS-c," primarily targets muscle tissue, where it restores insulin sensitivity, counteracting diet-induced and age-dependent insulin resistance."This represents a major advance in the identification of new treatments for age-related diseases such as diabetes," said Pinchas...
  • Hindus Ask Pope Francis To Punish Priest Who Said Yoga Leads To Satanism, 'Kingdom Of Darkness'

    02/24/2015 8:03:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    IBTimes ^ | February 25, 2015 | Bruce Wright
    Hindus Ask Pope Francis To Punish Priest Who Said Yoga Leads To Satanism, 'Kingdom Of Darkness' By Bruce Wright @bctw on February 23 2015 The pope has been asked by some Hindus to discipline a Catholic priest who equated yoga and the devil. Reuters/Max Rossi A group of Hindus is appealing to Pope Francis to intervene after a Catholic priest from Northern Ireland insinuated that the ancient discipline of yoga is tantamount to Satanism and paganism. Rev. Roland Colhoun from Glendermott parish was delivering a sermon in the village of Drumsurn on Feb. 8 dealing with the devil and exorcism...
  • 90 minutes of exercise? Yeah, right

    03/15/2005 11:06:22 AM PST · by LouAvul · 183 replies · 3,782+ views
    cnn ^ | 3-15-05
    Sixty to 90 minutes of exercise? Every day? That's what the government now suggests. Even people working out at the gym say most folks won't consider that, and the experts behind the government's recommendation say 30 minutes a day is enough for most. Paul Steinkoenig, 45, of Arlington, Virginia, now works out about 90 minutes a day three days a week. Sixty or 90 minutes every day "sounds higher than certainly what the average American is going to consider," he said while using weight machines that the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington. "I think 60 minutes would be a...
  • Marines to invade L.A., but don’t panic

    12/07/2014 11:59:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    LA Times, via Stars & Stripes ^ | December 6, 2014 | Veronica Rocha and Tony Perry
    Downtown Los Angeles might look like a scene out of “Call of Duty” next week, but military officials say don’t be alarmed. It’s a drill. Military helicopters will be buzzing over the downtown skyline. Marines and sailors from Camp Pendleton armed with chalk-firing nonlethal rifles will converge at undisclosed locations in Los Angeles — all in an effort to get “urban realism” training. Military officials will not disclose exactly when the training will occur in Los Angeles, hoping to dissuade potential spectators. But they don’t want people to panic. “The last thing we want is for people to see Marines...
  • Just taking breaks from being sedentary may benefit older adults

    11/07/2014 8:58:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | Roxanne Nelson
    (Reuters Health) - Older adults could greatly benefit from breaking up their sedentary time throughout the day, even if it's just shifting from sitting to a standing position, according to a new study. "As a general finding, older adults should make nine interruptions for every hour spent in sedentary behavior," said Luís B. Sardinha of the Exercise and Health Laboratory at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. "In fact, just the act of standing-up can be a path to achieve an improved physical function in older ages," said Sardinha, who led the study. Past studies have also suggested that being...
  • Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

    07/11/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-8-14 | Valerie Strauss
    The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests...
  • Why Does Cycling Attract So Many Snobs?

    06/30/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 222 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Jamie Fewery
    A new breed of cyclist is infecting our roads and destroying the inclusive nature of bike riding. Jamie Fewery introduces 'sportive snobbery'It was inevitable that with the rapid growth in cycling, factions would emerge. Sub groups of cyclists who define themselves by how seriously they take the sport, their kit, their observance of cycling’s heritage; gangs and coteries who jostle to adopt the lifestyle to a greatest degree. Reach a critical mass of humans who enjoy a shared interest and lines will inevitably be drawn. The peloton rarely sticks together. For the most part, this is fine. As with...
  • Coca-Cola ad: Working off a soda takes 23 minutes (Company run by morons)

    06/08/2014 9:38:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 62 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda. In the ad, the world's biggest beverage maker asks what would happen if people paid for a can of Coke by first working off the calories it contained. The ad, which notes that it typically takes 23 minutes of cycling to achieve that, shows a montage of people on a giant stationary bicycle happily trying to earn a can of its cola, with carnival music playing in...
  • DHHS Launches Mobile App Using Personalized Messages, Gaming to Encourage Healthy Behavior at Work

    06/05/2014 12:51:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Market Wire ^ | June 4, 2014 | Tom Gable and Emily Forgeron
    San Diego-based Total Communicator Solutions Inc., a leader in mobile brand management, announced today the use of the Gimbal™ context aware and proximity platform integrated with its Spark Compass platform in a pioneering research project in workplace wellness. The project, named Project Boundary , has been conceptualized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) IDEA Lab and the Office of the National Coordinator. It is a research project undertaken in the spirit of exploring new concepts and ideas in workplace wellness that will benefit the American workplace, and to spark further innovation in this space. “Our project is...
  • The Campaign for Junk Food: Michelle Obama on Attempts to Roll Back Healthy Reforms

    05/29/2014 12:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 28, 2014 | Michelle Obama
    WHEN we began our Let’s Move! initiative four years ago, we set one simple but ambitious goal: to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthy. To achieve this goal, we have adhered to one clear standard: what works. The initiatives we undertake are evidence-based, and we rely on the most current science. Research indicated that kids needed less sugar, salt and fat in their diets, so we revamped school lunch menus accordingly. When data showed that the lack of nearby grocery stores negatively affected people’s eating habits, we worked...
  • Regardless of exercise, too much sedentary time is linked to major disability after 60

    02/22/2014 6:33:22 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 28 replies
    Northwestern University ^ | February 19, 2014 | Sciencedaily.com
    If you're 60 and older, every additional hour a day you spend sitting is linked to doubling the risk of being disabled -- regardless of how much moderate exercise you get, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study. The study is the first to show sedentary behavior is its own risk factor for disability, separate from lack of moderate vigorous physical activity. In fact, sedentary behavior is almost as strong a risk factor for disability as lack of moderate exercise. If there are two 65-year-old women, one sedentary for 12 hours a day and another sedentary for 13 hours a day,...
  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign fails miserably

    01/10/2014 11:52:37 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/2014 | Eric Owens
    The healthy school lunches touted by Michelle Obama have not been popular. (RELATED: Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’) The complex body of meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ has long been a signature issue for the first lady—at least until just last week when the USDA permanently abandoned the act’s ironic limitations on kids’ caloric intake of protein and carbohydrates. Michelle Obama’s other signature issue — the Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity — also looks to be rapidly heading to the...
  • Exercising regularly can help reduce dementia risk, find Welsh scientists

    12/10/2013 7:23:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    walesonline.co.uk ^ | 12/10/2013 | Julia McWatt
    Regular exercise can play a significant role in reducing the risk of dementia, according to new a major new study by Cardiff University. The research, which followed the health habits of more than 2,200 men aged 45-59 in Caerphilly over a 35-year-period, looked at the impact of five healthy behaviours that are integral to healthy ageing. These included taking regular exercise such as walking two or more miles to work each day, cycling ten or more miles to work each day or "vigorous" exercise as a regular habit, not smoking, a low body weight, a healthy diet and a low...
  • The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise

    12/06/2013 12:17:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOVEMBER 27, 2013 | GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    This week marks the start of the annual eat-too-much and move-too-little holiday season, with its attendant declining health and surging regrets. But a well-timed new study suggests that a daily bout of exercise should erase or lessen many of the injurious effects, even if you otherwise lounge all day on the couch and load up on pie. To undertake this valuable experiment, which was published online in The Journal of Physiology, scientists at the University of Bath in England rounded up a group of 26 healthy young men. All exercised regularly. None were obese. Baseline health assessments, including biopsies of...
  • Exercise is Not Likely to Be Your Ticket to the Weight-Loss Express

    09/07/2013 7:59:17 AM PDT · by EBH · 26 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 9/5/2013 | Yoni Freedhoff, MD
    The notion that moving more will translate to weight loss is a dangerous one. For individuals, it may effectively discourage exercise when results aren't seen on scales. For the media and entertainment industries, it often leads to the perpetuation of the "people-with-obesity-are-just-lazy" stereotype. For the food industry, it allows an embrace of exercise by means of sponsorship and marketing, which, in turn, helps companies deflect product blame and forestall industry-unfriendly legislation. And for public policy makers, it makes it challenging to make the case for interventions that increase exercise, as inevitably the outcome hoped for is weight loss, and when...
  • Study: 'Anti-Aging' Antioxidant Actually Seems to Undo Effects of Exercise

    08/17/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/13/2013 | JAMES HAMBLIN
    The compound resveratrol, believed to benefit longevity and heart health for its antioxidant properties, seemed to undermine the cardiovascular benefits of exercise in a small study. When some plants (like grape vines) are under stress, they produce a polyphenol known as resveratrol, which you may have heard of as the "anti-aging" chemical. Resveratrol has been shown to improve cardiovascular performance and extend the lives of non-mammals and mice -- specifically improving the lipid profiles and longevity of mice who ate a lot of fat. We believe that's because of its work as an antioxidant. The mice in that study got...
  • Indiana at center of National terror response training exercise

    08/04/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    http://fox59.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Jake Miller
    <p>Thousands of members of the armed forces including members of the Indiana National Guard are participating in mass disaster training in Jennings County.</p> <p>Exercise Vibrant Response is in full effect at the Muscatatuck training camp and Camp Atterbury in Johnson County.</p>
  • How Exercise Changes Fat and Muscle Cells

    07/31/2013 10:02:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2013 | GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    Exercise promotes health, reducing most people’s risks of developing diabetes and growing obese. But just how, at a cellular level, exercise performs this beneficial magic — what physiological steps are involved and in what order — remains mysterious to a surprising degree. Several striking new studies, however, provide some clarity by showing that exercise seems able to drastically alter how genes operate. Genes are, of course, not static. They turn on or off, depending on what biochemical signals they receive from elsewhere in the body. When they are turned on, genes express various proteins that, in turn, prompt a range...
  • Watermelon Juice Prevents Aching Muscles

    07/28/2013 9:59:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Chemical & Engineering News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Erika Gebel
    Food Chemistry: The amino acid L-citrulline found in the fruit could help athletes avoid muscle soreness after a hard workoutBefore taking a long bike ride on a hot summer day, have some watermelon: The juicy fruit may ward off muscle pains. Researchers report that people who drank watermelon juice before exercising felt less sore the next day than those who drank a pink placebo beverage (J. Agric. Food Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1021/jf400964r). They also found that cells absorb the presumed active ingredient, L-citrulline, more readily from unpasteurized watermelon juice than from plain water spiked with the compound, suggesting the natural...
  • Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk, says 11-year study

    06/27/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | ANI
    Adults with diabetes can begin to realize many of these health benefits with even modest reductions in body weight and modest increases in physical activity. People undergoing weight management and increased physical activity have no difference in heart attacks and strokes, a new study has suggested. The landmark study investigating the long-term effects of weight loss on the risks of cardiovascular disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and at clinical facilities throughout the United States, the multicenter clinical trial investigated the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention program, intended to achieve...
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • Americans to the Obamas on exercising more: 'You take the hike!' [USA Ignores Michelle]

    05/06/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/6/13 | Andrew Malcolm
    For a long time conservatives have warned that the heavy propaganda and regulatory hands of the Obama administration were not going to change the exercise or eating habits of 315 million Americans... Now comes early statistical proof that after reelecting Obama with fewer votes the second time and 1,567 days of his reign of government intervention and stimulation, many Americans are deciding that maybe the Obamas' plans for their lives do not fit their plans for their own lives.
  • Reasons Not to Stretch

    04/03/2013 1:53:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 3, 2013 | Gretchen Reynolds
    Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof. But anyone who follows fitness science — or this column — knows that in recent years a variety of experiments have undermined that idea. Instead, researchers have discovered, this so-called static stretching can lessen jumpers’ heights and sprinters’ speeds, without substantially reducing people’s chances of hurting themselves. Now, two new studies are giving us additional reasons not to stretch. One, a...
  • $1.8M Federal Grant Helped D.C. Make Fruits and Vegetables Available at Work

    03/13/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – The municipal government of Washington, D.C. received a $1.8 million federal Community Transformation Grant in 2012 to promote healthy lifestyles in the city.Among the things the city would do with the money, as listed on its application, was increasing the "availability of fruit and vegetables to employees in their workplaces."Administered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the grant was awarded in September 2011, which is the beginning of fiscal year 2012.According to the CDC, the grant is intended to target “approximately 445,000 residents living in the District of Columbia, focusing on racial/ethnic minority, low-income, medically underserved, and...
  • Reduce the Regime’s Leverage Over You: Get Off The Healthcare Grid

    02/23/2013 10:16:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    New Rhodesia Dispatch ^ | 2/20/13 | John deWitt
    A major element of surviving and thriving for an American Rhodie is identifying: in what ways and how strongly can the Regime exercise leverage over me and my Tribe? If the Regime can hurt you, that’s leverage. If you need the Regime, that’s also leverage. To that end, briefly consider the following facts: 1. In ObamaCare, the Regime created impossible-to-refuse incentives for all health care providers to acquire and deploy electronic health care record-keeping systems. 2. The Regime has built and deployed a gigantic server farm for the NSA in Utah capable of storing and searching virtually infinite quantities of...
  • Haredi Battalion in First Exercise in Golan

    12/20/2012 1:57:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion in the Kfir Brigade held an intensive training exercise in the Golan Heights during the Hanukkah holiday – its first ever in the Golan. video ......
  • Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups

    10/31/2012 1:16:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2012 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    <p>While the pull-up has been used by everyone from middle-school gym teachers to Marine drill instructors to measure fitness, the fact is that many fit people, particularly women, can't do even one. To perform a pull-up, you place your hands on a raised bar using an overhand grip, arms fully extended and feet off the floor. (The same exercise, performed with an underhand grip, is often called a chin-up.) Using the muscles in your arms and back, you pull yourself up until your chin passes the bar. Then the body is lowered until the arms are straight, and the exercise is repeated. The Marines say a male recruit should be able to do at least 3 pull-ups or chin-ups, but women are not required to do them. In school, 14-year-old boys can earn the highest...</p>
  • Diabetes Study Ends Early With a Surprising Result

    10/20/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Gina Kolata
    A large federal study of whether diet and weight loss can prevent heart attacks and strokes in overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes has ended two years ahead of schedule because the intensive program did not help. About 25 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes. Many are overweight or obese. On average, the disease increases heart disease risk by 2 to 2 1/2 times, said Dr. Ronald Kahn, chief academic officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Dr. Nathan, though, said the results meant that people with diabetes might have a choice. The group assigned to diet...
  • Paul Ryan takes his P90X workout to the campaign trail

    08/14/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT · by Ravi · 30 replies
    Yahoo Ticket ^ | 8/14/12 | Chris Moody
    DENVER—The rigors of the campaign trail have not kept Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan from his intense workout regimen, a daily tradition he observes religiously in the wee hours of the morning. Ryan was spotted Tuesday in the gym of the Renaissance Denver Hotel working out to a P90X video on his iPad.
  • Global Action Must Be Taken To Stop Physical Inactivity

    07/20/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | July 19, 2012 | Sarah Glynn
    The fifth and final paper in The Lancet Series on physical inactivity explained that because of the global reach, high prevalence, and colossal harms of inactivity, it should be considered pandemic. Harold W. Kohl, III, leading author and from the University of Texas Health School of Public Health, said:
  • Lack of exercise kills roughly as many as smoking, study says

    07/20/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7/17/2012
    People across the world are falling so far short on exercise that the problem has become a global pandemic, causing nearly a tenth of deaths worldwide and killing roughly as many people as smoking, researchers warned this week as an alarming series of studies was published in the Lancet. Eight out of 10 youngsters age 13 to 15 don't get enough exercise, according to one of the Lancet studies released Tuesday, and nearly a third of adults fall short. The problem is even worse for girls and women, who are less active than boys and men, researchers found. The results...
  • N. Korea blasts use of its flag in US-S. Korea exercise

    06/25/2012 8:07:50 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | June 25, 2012 | Yoo Kyong Chang / Jon Rabiroff
    North Korea vowed to step up its nuclear arms program in an angry response to the use of its flag during a live-fire exercise Friday by the South Korean and U.S. militaries.
  • Joggobot, The Companion Drone That Makes You Run Faster, Longer, Harder

    06/09/2012 3:31:21 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/7/12 | Anon
    Runners, you no longer have to convince your reluctant partner to put on sneaks and hit the streets with you, thanks to my new favorite drone: the Joggobot, a companion robot for runners. Using a built-in camera, the autonomous drone hones in on sensors in a custom shirt and exhorts you to keep up with it. “People might feel chased if the Joggobot was behind them,” says researcher Eberhard Grather in a video. So instead your little drone friend flies in front of you. Floyd Mueller and Grather, researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, tricked out...
  • Black girls don't benefit as much from exercise: study

    06/05/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls. Although it's still important to promote physical activity in all young people, according to the researchers that may not be enough to prevent black girls -- who have a higher rate of obesity to begin with -- from gaining weight.
  • Excess exercise 'hurts the heart' and cause dangerous long-term harm, say scientists

    06/05/2012 9:41:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Extreme exercise such as marathons may permanently damage the heart and trigger rhythm abnormalities, warn researchers. They say the safe ‘upper limit’ for heart health is a maximum of an hour a day - after which there is little benefit to the individual. A review of research evidence by US physicians says intensive training schedules and extreme endurance competitions can cause long-term harm to people’s hearts.
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

    04/22/2012 11:40:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    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 way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn't just a relationship; it is the relationship. Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons - and the makeup of brain matter itself - scientists in just...
  • D.C. Dem to Introduce Bill to Change Eating Habits in ‘Workplace and Community Settings’

    04/06/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | April 5, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The representative for a district with higher-than-average rates of obesity-related conditions will return from recess a week from Monday to reintroduce her Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) will say on the House floor, according to prepared remarks, that her bill is intended to tackle a health problem “that cannot be remedied through the health care system alone.” The LIFE Act would give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $25 million “for a coordinated national effort to reverse increasingly sedentary lifestyles and diets that are high in fat and sugar.” That...