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  • Michelle Obama Plays Football [Says "Soccer Gets People Moving And Their Hearts Beating"]

    03/05/2010 3:38:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 840+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 05, 2010
    Michelle Obama Plays Football First lady Michelle Obama took to the pitch with a group of children to encourage them to exercise regularly. 05 Mar 2010 US first lady Michelle Obama kicks a ball as she attends a free soccer clinic Photo: REUTERS Mrs Obama's participation in a football clinic in Washington coincided with the announcement of a new partnership between the US Soccer Foundation and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. The groups are launching a 25-city tour to provide children and their families with free health screenings and soccer clinics. The scheme is part of the first lady's...
  • Interval Training Can Cut Exercise Hours Sharply

    02/26/2010 2:31:00 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 593+ views
    discovery ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | Maria Cheng
    People who complain they have no time to exercise may soon need another excuse. Some experts say intense exercise sessions could help people squeeze an entire week's workout into less than an hour. Intense exercise regimens, or interval training, was originally developed for Olympic athletes and thought to be too strenuous for normal people. But in recent years, studies in older people and those with health problems suggest many more people might be able to handle it. If true, that could revolutionize how officials advise people to exercise -- and save millions of people hours in the gym every week....
  • Surgery better than diet, exercise in obese teens

    02/09/2010 7:29:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 746+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Severely obese teens who had surgery to limit what they could eat lost more weight and enjoyed more health benefits than those who did an intensive lifestyle program, researchers said on Tuesday. They said 21 of 25 severely obese teens aged 14 to 18 who underwent a form of gastric banding lost more than half of their excess weight compared with just 3 out of 25 who did a diet, exercise and behavior modification program. "In this study, gastric banding proved to be an effective intervention leading to a substantial and durable reduction in obesity and to...
  • Overweight Older People Live Longer

    01/30/2010 12:23:21 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 24 replies · 1,138+ views
    WebMD ^ | Jan. 28, 2010 | Salynn Boyles
    People who carry a few extra pounds after age 70 tend to live longer than people who don’t, new research finds. Overweight older adults who took part in the Australian study had a clear survival advantage over those who were normal weight, underweight, or obese. The findings suggest that the widely accepted body mass index (BMI) weight guidelines may not be particularly useful after age 70, lead researcher Leon Flicker, PhD, of the University of Western Australia tells WebMD. Last summer, researchers in Canada reported the same findings after analyzing data from more than 11,000 adults followed for more than...
  • New Gym For Homeless Also Creates Electricity

    01/20/2010 12:48:36 PM PST · by Westlander · 24 replies · 696+ views
    wwj.com ^ | 20 January 2010 | wwj
    Detroit (WWJ) -- Detroit's homeless not only have a place to stay, they now also have a place to stay in shape. The Green Gym opened at the warehouse of the Cass Community Social Services at 12025 Woodrow Wilson. It is the first gym of its kind specifically for homeless clients. The specially-equipped bikes hooked to a generator will make electricity redirected to the warehouse. One cyclist over an hour's time can create enough juice to power two laptop computers for an hour.
  • Couch Potatoes May Have Shorter Lives

    01/11/2010 6:15:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 848+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 1/11/10 | Rachael Rettner
    Lounging in front of the tube not only eats up hours in your day, it may also shorten your life, according to a new study. The study, which looked at the connection between watching TV and death for 8,800 Australian adults, found that each hour of TV-viewing was associated with an 11 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and an 18 percent increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. These findings held true even after the researchers took into account other factors that could raise the risk of dying, such as age, gender, waist circumference and exercise habits....
  • Are You Exercising Your Faith?

    01/08/2010 6:21:47 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/08/2010 | Carol Round
    When I was younger, I never worried about gaining weight. I was a “skinny little thing,” and at 5’3,” weighed 98 pounds soaking wet when I graduated from high school in 1971. At one time, I could eat anything I pleased. Oh how I wish for those days. However, age has caused my metabolism to slow down.
  • Starting the Year off Right

    01/01/2010 12:59:09 PM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 5 replies · 336+ views
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 1-1-2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    It is New Years Day. I just returned home from a great workout at the gym. Squats, leg press and 30 minutes on the Stair Master. Last year at this time, I was losing weight despite eating like a horse. Diagnosis, Diabetes. I have learned my blood sugar numbers are better when I reduce calories and exercise. Despite this knowledge, I have been lazy and not exercising. I had a revelation today. “You can exercise for an hour 3 or 4 times a week or you could probably have to attend kidney dialysis 4 or 5 times a week for...
  • F-22s complete Middle East exercise

    12/21/2009 3:51:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 849+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | taff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski, USAF
    U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission in southwest Asia, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and entered the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multi-national exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K. and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller. SOUTHWEST ASIA — U.S. Airmen here marked a milestone recently, completing the first deployment...
  • Harvard School of Public Health: Coffee, Exercise Can Help Men Defeat Prostate Cancer

    12/08/2009 8:04:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1,093+ views
    Boston (SmartAboutHealth) - According to two new studies, coffee and exercise may be the keys to men beating prostate cancer. The first study was carried out by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, and was led by Kathryn M. Wilson. The study focused on data from 50,000 men to get an idea as to the rate at which prostate cancer was being diagnosed, and whether or not coffee would help in any way. Over a 20-year period from 1986 to 2006, there were nearly 5,000 cases of prostate cancer diagnosed out of the 50,000 men. What they found...
  • Phys Ed: Why Exercise Makes You Less Anxious

    11/19/2009 1:21:39 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 744+ views
    TheNew York Times ^ | November 18, 2009, 12:01 am | GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    Joubert/Photo Researchers, Inc A neuron in the brain. Researchers at Princeton University recently made a remarkable discovery about the brains of rats that exercise. Some of their neurons respond differently to stress than the neurons of slothful rats. Scientists have known for some time that exercise stimulates the creation of new brain cells (neurons) but not how, precisely, these neurons might be functionally different from other brain cells.In the experiment, preliminary results of which were presented last month at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, scientists allowed one group of rats to run. Another set of...
  • Russia 'simulates' nuclear attack on Poland (Russia being herself)

    11/02/2009 3:07:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 1,946+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/01/09 | Matthew Day
    Russia 'simulates' nuclear attack on Poland Russia has provoked outrage in Poland by simulating an air and sea attack on the country during military exercises. By Matthew Day in Warsaw Published: 4:37PM GMT 01 Nov 2009 The armed forces are said to have carried out "war games" in which nuclear missiles were fired and troops practised an amphibious landing on the country's coast. Documents obtained by Wprost, one of Poland's leading news magazines, said the exercise was carried out in conjunction with soldiers from Belarus. The manoeuvres are thought to have been held in September and involved about 13,000 Russian...
  • Air Force might eliminate mandatory PT

    10/29/2009 3:36:23 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies · 959+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 30, 2009 | By Jennifer H. Svan and Mark Abramson,
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Even as the Air Force prepares to toughen physical fitness standards for airmen, it’s proposing to do away with mandatory physical training. That means commanders no longer would have to provide airmen at least 270 minutes per week to exercise during duty hours. But airmen would still have to be prepared to pass more stringent PT tests twice a year. If approved, the Air Force would be the first of the military services to eliminate mandatory PT. An internal audit last year found the Air Force’s fitness program did not promote year-round fitness. Thirty-five percent...
  • At old British base, US and India train for new wars

    10/27/2009 10:43:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies · 728+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Manu Pubby
    At old British base, US and India train for new wars Manu Pubby Posted: Oct 27, 2009 at 0841 hrs BABINA (JHANSI) After a tough fight, Indian forces manage to capture Abu Abida, the dreaded warlord who, with the covert support of a neighbouring state, had been pushing in heavily armed insurgents to subvert the country. As the terrorist is escorted out of the war zone with the help of American forces, the convoy is attacked by militants trying to free him. Within minutes, Indian and US Army soldiers mount a rescue mission, pummelling the enemy village with tank and...
  • The five-year-old with a six pack: Child bodybuilder in record books after TV stunt

    10/24/2009 8:10:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 5,847+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct. 25, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A muscle-bound boy has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records after performing an incredible physical stunt. Romanian Giuliano Stroe, five, has been training since the age of two in Italy - where he lives with his family - and now the hard work has finally paid off. He was entered into the record books earlier this year after performing some impressive 'hand-walking' skills to a panel of judges and an astonished audience on an Italian TV show . The exceptional pre-schooler performed the fastest ever 10m hand walk with a weight ball between his legs to the delight...
  • CAPTION: Michelle Obama Hula-Hooping

    10/21/2009 1:57:07 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 135 replies · 4,635+ views
    AP ^ | 10/21/09 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama exercises with a hula hoop during a healthy kids fair on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
  • Modern man a wimp says anthropologist

    LONDON (Reuters) - Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions. Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood. Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle.
  • Iran to hold missile defense exercise on Yom Kippur

    09/26/2009 7:59:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies · 1,116+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | Sept 26, 2009
    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards will hold missile defense exercises on the upcoming Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Iranian media reported on Saturday. The announcement of the war games coincided with increased tension in Iran's nuclear dispute with the West, after the Islamic Republic disclosed that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant. The reports did not say what kind of missiles would be used in the war games, which will start on Sunday, the eve of Yom Kippur. In May, Iran said it had tested a missile that defense analysts said could hit Israel and U.S. bases in the...
  • Key Found to Muscle Loss After Age 65

    09/16/2009 3:46:48 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 91 replies · 5,342+ views
    livescience ^ | 14 September 2009 | LiveScience Staff
    It’s a sad fact that muscles shrink as adults age. But new studies are starting to unravel how this happens — and what to do about it. Past research has shown that the bodies of older people build muscle from food less efficiently than young people. Now researchers at the University of Nottingham in England have also found that a mechanism that prevents muscle breakdown works less effectively in people over the age of 65, resulting in a “double whammy” effect. For the elderly, less muscle mass means not only a loss of strength, but also increases the likelihood of...
  • CrossFit Glory Box…The Women of Crossfit (video)

    09/12/2009 5:56:43 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 15 replies · 1,646+ views
    Women who do Crossfit are amazing…and this is my favorite video of Crossfit of them…they kick @ss! Anyone can do it (there’s a program for kids and seniors…just start slowly, stick with the program, and build carefully).Video Link
  • Trainer Spills Secrets of Michelle Obama's Arms (News You Can Use!)

    09/07/2009 6:24:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies · 2,016+ views
    Google News ^ | September 7, 2009 | Darlene Superville
    WASHINGTON — At last, the secret to first lady Michelle Obama's sculpted arms? Tricep pushdowns and hammer curls.So says Cornell McClellan, Mrs. Obama's longtime personal trainer, who described the workout routine of his famous client in the October issue of Women's Health magazine. She began working with McClellan in 1997 at his Chicago fitness studio. "She's truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness," he says. McClellan said that at the end of an intense routine of cardio workouts and weight training, Mrs. Obama finishes with the "arm-shaping superset" of tricep pushdowns and hammer curls to tone one...
  • Does Exercise Reduce Your Cancer Risk?

    08/20/2009 6:04:39 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 23 replies · 842+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | 8/18/2009 | Gretchen Reynolds
    Finnish researchers recently concluded that, if you wish to ward off lung or gastrointestinal cancer, you might want to spend your leisure time jogging instead of picking berries, mushroom gathering or fishing. In the study, published in late July on the Web site of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, scientists studied the health of a group of 2,560 middle-aged Finns over the course of about 17 years. The subjects, all men living in eastern Finland, kept diaries of their daily activities for a year and then went about them. At the start of the study, none had cancer. By...
  • President Asserts that American People Are to Blame for Healthcare Crisis

    08/09/2009 9:58:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 1,047+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 8 August 2009 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama said that a key source of his frustration with public criticism of his health care plan is that “the people who created this mess aren’t qualified to critique my solution.” “Look, the average American is an over-weight slob,” Obama asserted. “He eats too much of the wrong foods. He doesn’t get enough exercise. He engages in dangerous activities like smoking and driving. This is driving health care costs through the roof. Opposing my reforms would let these same behaviors continue unchecked.” The President argued that the evidence supports a “transfer of control over health issues from those...
  • State Senator Faces Lewd Conduct Allegations (Guess Flanagan's party)

    07/30/2009 12:41:31 AM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies · 1,355+ views
    WPTZ ^ | July 29, 2009 | BURLINGTON, Vt. - WPTZ.com
    A longtime state lawmaker and current candidate for Vermont lieutenant governor has been accused of masturbating in the locker room at the Burlington YMCA. Archambeau said he and another patron saw Flanagan masturbating Friday on a bench between the YMCA sauna and nearby showers. According to Flanagan, the accusation is completely false and on Wednesday, he dismissed the claim but did offer an apology. "If I did anything to offend anybody, I'm very sorry," said Flanagan. The Chittenden County Democrat denies the allegations and told NewsChannel 5 he will not be returning to the YMCA. YMCA President Mary Burns would...
  • [FEMA] National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)

    07/03/2009 11:45:26 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 937+ views
    DHS (fema.gov) ^ | Thursday, 04 Jun 2009 11:54:54 EDT | FEMA
    National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery. NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation's overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was...
  • Women over 30 who exercise more than an hour a week reduce risk of breast cancer

    06/05/2009 10:51:26 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 941+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 6, 2009
    A group of 4296 women were asked to recall their physical activity levels during four key stages of life: 10 to 15 years old, 15 to 30 years old, 30 to 50 years old, and 50 years old and older. The odds of developing breast cancer did not appear to change in relation to exercise levels between ages 10 and 30, but women above age 30 significantly cut their chances of developing breast cancer if they were more active, the researchers found. The study was led by Lisa Sprod of University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and presented at the...
  • Exercise and Vitamins: Now, Wait A Minute

    05/15/2009 4:45:05 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies · 1,189+ views
    Corante Weblog ^ | 05/13/2009 | Derek Lowe
    ...ROS are also implicated in many theories of aging and cellular damage, which is why cells have several systems to try to soak these things up. That’s exactly why people take antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E especially. So. . .what if you take those while you’re exercising? A new paper in PNAS askes that exact question. About forty healthy young male volunteers took part in the study, which involved four weeks of identical exercise programs. Half of the volunteers were already in athletic training, and half weren’t. Both groups were then split again, and half of each cohort took...
  • Exercise to Test Aerospace Response Over Washington

    05/13/2009 5:42:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 433+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 – The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct an exercise over the nation’s capital and its suburbs May 15, Defense Department officials said today. Exercise Falcon Virgo tests the aerospace defense of the national capital area. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, Coast Guard Dolphin choppers and Civil Air Patrol Cessnas will participate in the exercise. A number of Falcon Virgo exercises have taken place since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said. The most recent one over Washington was in March. “The exercise is always held in the middle of the night...
  • Fort Sill Spouses Go Through ‘Field Exercises’

    04/29/2009 4:29:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 302+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 – More than 300 military spouses attended one of two "Field Exercises" recently at Fort Sill, Okla., designed to assist them in dealing with life while their deployed spouses are away. Tara Crooks, foreground, and Starlett "Star" Henderson, founders of Army Wife Network, listen to spouses share their personal deployment experiences during a "Field Exercise" event held April 23-24, 2009, at Fort Sill, Okla. More than 300 spouses gathered for the two-day event, created to empower and rejuvenate military spouses whose husbands are deployed. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Starlett "Star"...
  • Sweatin' With the Socialists

    04/01/2009 7:47:15 AM PDT · by bigbob · 1 replies · 409+ views
    Youtube ^ | March 04, 2009 | Channel Icon Subscribe Unsubscribe 920WHJJ
    "...because the Democrats are already taking all of your money and Constitutional rights, why not give them a few pounds of flesh too?" Funny video.
  • Yabba Dabba Huh? Forget the Flintstones buggy, this human-powered car has style

    03/04/2009 3:31:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 895+ views
    Road King ^ | March 2, 2009
    Horsepower can be so overrated. At least that’s what the developers from HumanCar, an industrial design firm, are betting on with the Imagine_PS, or Power Station, vehicle. The vehicle uses electric motors and regenerative braking along with human power to keep it moving at a decent clip. “The human part is a patented bi-directional human-power interface, which is like a rowing action that uses your entire body,” says Chuck Greenwood, CEO. “One to four people can operate these cars and they create enough electricity by themselves to power computers, cell phones, etc.” He claims that the car is able to...
  • Belly fat easier to burn than you might think

    01/12/2009 9:06:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 23,480+ views
    This is just what you need, in the aftermath of pumpkin pie and holiday parties: gross-out science about deep belly fat. In the annals of exercise research, increasingly the answer is "brisk walking." What's the question? Most people think it has to do with exercising the heart or getting rid of love handles and saddlebags. But scientists are finding it's about belly fat, also known as visceral fat, the interior kind that's snug up against your internal organs. Yeah, yuck. Put a glob of abdominal fat and a glob of thigh fat in a petri dish, add a little stimulation,...
  • Obama team included in national security exercise[Test and tax the capabilities of the Fed Gov't]

    01/09/2009 2:16:31 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 446+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09 Jan 2009 | Sam Youngman
    Bush administration officials will host senior Obama officials for a three-hour joint exercise next week that consists of “a hypothetical scenario that is designed to test and tax the capabilities of the federal government.” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel declined to offer many details about the exercise, but he did say that Tuesday’s exercise will be “a disaster scenario where the government would be very much tested.” The joint exercise is “intended to familiarize the incoming administration with domestic and international instant management procedures used by the current administration.” Stanzel said the exercise is part of a realization that this...
  • Physical activity may not be key to obesity epidemic

    01/06/2009 1:35:17 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 49 replies · 1,433+ views
    Physorg.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2008 | Loyola University
    Researchers from Loyola University Health System and other centers compared African American women in metropolitan Chicago with women in rural Nigeria. On average, the Chicago women weighed 184 pounds and the Nigerian women weighed 127 pounds. Researchers had expected to find that the slimmer Nigerian women would be more physically active. To their surprise, they found no significant difference between the two groups in the amount of calories burned during physical activity. "Decreased physical activity may not be the primary driver of the obesity epidemic," said Loyola nutritionist Amy Luke, Ph.D., corresponding author of the study in the September 2008...
  • Exercise and your brain: Why working out may help memory

    12/30/2008 5:57:55 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 29 replies · 900+ views
    SciAm ^ | Dec 30, 2008 | Jordan Lite
    A new study shows that sugar may not be so sweet for the brain – and may lead to memory problems.
  • Erotica Beat: Lust-struck WashPost reporter Eli Zaslow waxes about Obama’s ‘chiseled pectorals’

    12/28/2008 7:33:49 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 49 replies · 1,892+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/28/2008 | Publicola
    The Washington Post once celebrated itself for investigative journalism on politicians. Now, enthusing about them erotically is satisfaction enough, apparently. The paper on Christmas Day reported on President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s exercise regime. Star struck reporter Eli Zaslow wrote of His Most High Excellency, ”the sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.” Obama has gone to the gym for about 90 minutes a day, for at least 48 days in a row, Zaslow added. Contrast this — columnist Michelle Malkin requests — with the...
  • FBI and Marines to Hold Training Exercise in Richmond

    12/11/2008 10:55:36 AM PST · by thetru · 15 replies · 678+ views
    charlottesvillenewsplex.tv ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | charlottesvillenewsplex.tv
    December 10, 2008 The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, in coordination with the FBI and local officials, will be conducting a Realistic Urban Training Exercise (RUT) in the Richmond, Va. area Jan. 9-24, 2008. Other areas in Central Virginia may notice the military aircraft flying overhead. This training exercise involves about 2,200 Marines and sailors from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The large majority of the Marines will be training on Fort Pickett. The purpose of RUT is to enhance the 22nd MEU's capability to conduct operations in a realistic urban environment prior...
  • Move It, Move It - Every Day

    11/16/2008 5:01:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 755+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2008 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Financial crises, election overload, and consumer meltdown -  it has been a fretful fall.   This past week I received e-mails and news from several people about layoffs and job loss.  My 401K statement came in and, after a quick glance, I rapidly filed it with the thought of “Out of sight, out of mind.” Clearly, that plan did not work. Last week’s headline, “U.S. Stocks  - Wall Street Tumbles on Slowdown Anxiety,” is a simple reflection of what many of us feel: Slow, down and anxious. The annual hectic holiday hustle from Thanksgiving until New Years day is about to...
  • Afghan Army Hosts First Command Post Exercise

    11/10/2008 2:56:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 84+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 10, 2008 – After six months of planning, Afghan National Army officials, in conjunction with Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan and International Security, put into action their combined efforts for the ANA’s first six-day command post exercise, or CPX, at the Ministry of Defense compound here, beginning Nov 1. Army Maj. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander of Combined Transition Security Command Afghanistan, congratulates participants at the closing ceremony of a six-day command post exercise at the Ministry of Defense compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Mappin  (Click...
  • Large-Scale Iranian Air Force Exercise Simulates Attack On Israel

    10/16/2008 6:34:01 PM PDT · by Fennie · 25 replies · 2,073+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | October 15, 2008
    DEBKAfile's military sources report that the drill beginning Thursday, Oct. 16 in northern Iran, is Tehran's rejoinder to Israel's big aerial maneuver last June. Then, more than 100 Israeli fighter-bombers went through their paces over the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, roughly the same distance from Israel as Iran. Tehran's media claim the exercise will test its air force's ability to fly to Israel and back without refueling. The exercise will also test the US-made FBX-T band anti-missile radar system delivered in September and installed at the IAF Nevatim air base in the Negev. The Iranians say they will be practicing...
  • Russian Live Missile Fire Air Exercise Near Alaska

    10/05/2008 3:44:07 AM PDT · by Strategy · 21 replies · 1,587+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | October 4, 2008
    Not since 1984, just before the fall of the Soviet Union, has Russia ventured to launch dozens of nuclear bombers for an exercise in which Tu-95 Bear bombers will fire live cruise missiles. Exercise Stability 2008 will take place Oct.-6-12 over sub-Arctic Russia uncomfortably close to the US state of Alaska, and Belarus. DEBKAfile's military sources report that the exercise is part of a month-long war game described by Russian air force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik as "practicing the strategic deployment of the armed forces including the nuclear triad." As part of the exercise, our sources reported exclusively on Oct.1,...
  • Lewisville woman sheds 110 pounds to join U.S. Army

    09/30/2008 4:03:55 PM PDT · by amchugh · 13 replies · 1,229+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | ELIZABETH LANGTON
    As Ashley Barrett-Carter left Ryan Memolo's Army recruiting station after their first meeting more than a year ago, the staff sergeant thought, "I'll never see her again." Sgt. Memolo had encountered overweight applicants before, including some who dropped the pounds and returned to enlist. But those people exceeded the weight requirement by 20 or 30 pounds. Ms. Barrett-Carter needed to lose 100.
  • Got a Fat Gene? Get Active for 3-4 Hours a Day

    09/08/2008 9:29:36 PM PDT · by since1868 · 7 replies · 279+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 9-8-2008 | AP
    CHICAGO — Maybe you CAN blame being fat on your genes. But there's a way to overcome that family history — just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day. Sound pretty daunting? Not for the Amish of Lancaster County, Pa.
  • Want to live a long life? Run

    08/12/2008 4:48:36 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 40 replies · 197+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-12-08 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who want to live a long and healthy life might want to take up running. A study published on Monday shows middle-aged members of a runner's club were half as likely to die over a 20-year period as people who did not run. Running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, researchers at Stanford University in California found. "At 19 years, 15 percent of runners had died compared with 34 percent of controls," Dr. Eliza Chakravarty and colleagues wrote in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Any...
  • What running shoes do you recommend? [blatant vanity]

    08/11/2008 8:52:51 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 33 replies · 463+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/11/08 | Hacksaw
    OK - I've started running again (dropped a pant size too!) but here is the problem: I have a bad knee that gets inflamed if I train too hard too quickly. I have always gotten good advice here in the past, so I am wondering if there are any runners on here that can point my way to a good set of shoes that provides maximum shock protection. I am currently using Asics gels.
  • All U.S. Adults Could Be Overweight in 40 Years (Reuters)

    08/06/2008 7:18:37 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies · 228+ views
    Reuters News ^ | 8 August 2008 | Reuters HEALTH
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health)-If the trends of the past three decades continue, it's possible that every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded study projects. The figure might sound alarming, or impossible, but researchers say that even if the actual rate never reaches the 100-percent mark, any upward movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population is already overweight....
  • Hour's exercise 'to lose weight'

    08/01/2008 10:24:56 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 13 replies · 224+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 29, 2008
    Women who want to lose weight - and keep it off - need to be exercising for almost an hour, five days a week, according to US experts. The University of Pittsburgh study found the 55-minute regime was the minimum needed to maintain a 10% drop in weight. Only a quarter of the 200 women in the study managed to lose this amount. A UK expert said it was clear that regular moderate exercise was the way to lose weight, and keep it off. Approximately two-thirds of adults in the UK are overweight or obese, with some estimates suggesting this...
  • Drugs turn 'couch potato' mice into long-distance runners

    07/31/2008 9:30:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 482+ views
    Nature News ^ | 31 July 2008 | Erika Check Hayden
    Scientists concerned about use of the drugs in athletics. Just in time for the Olympics, scientists say they have discovered drugs that could cause the next athletic doping scandal. In a study published today in the journal Cell1, scientists say they have found the first targeted drugs that boost endurance. They are already working with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to develop tests to expose would-be cheats who use the drugs. The ultimate test of murine endurance.Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies The scientists examined the effects of two compounds, called GW1516 and AICAR, on endurance in mice....
  • Movie Americans Toward Better Health Habits

    07/31/2008 8:53:18 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 109+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 30, 2008 | Audra Taylor
    Moving Americans Toward Better Health Habits by: Audra Taylor, July 30, 2008 The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted “Beyond More Health Insurance Coverage, toward Better Health Outcomes” last Wednesday to discuss health-related issues ranging from health education to disease treatment and prevention. Panelist Michael McGinnis of the Institute of Medicine discussed the option of utilizing prevention strategies to improve health and save lives. McGinnis addressed many of the leading killers of Americans including heart disease and tobacco addiction. “Diet and physical inactivity” lead to the deaths of 350,000 people per year, according to his presentation. Another speaker addressed the importance...
  • Exercise: Link Is Seen Between Crime and Fitness

    07/16/2008 2:43:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 85+ views
    The NY Times ^ | June 17, 2008 | ERIC NAGOURNEY
    Thinking about a life of crime? You may want to hit the gym first. A new study that looked at the physical characteristics of about 5,000 Arkansas inmates found that most were athletically fit when they entered prison. The researchers referred to them as mesomorphs. Oh, there were also endomorphs and ectomorphs — fatties and skinnies to the lay people. But the study found that they were less likely to have been imprisoned for violent crimes. The researchers, whose study appears in The Social Science Journal, used body mass index, a measure of height and weight, to assess fitness. Scientists...