Walking Three Days a Week – Super Gains in Health and Happiness

Recently, researchers at the University of Birmingham and other universities recruited sedentary office workers advising them that they would be participating in a study by walking 30 minutes during their usual lunch hour, three times a week. The study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, contained 56 participants (mostly middle-aged
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6 Months of Endurance Training can Reverse 30 Years of Aging

My Dad owned a 1966 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi.  As a child, I remember fondly being “pinned” to the back seat during hard acceleration.  And for safety, my Dad always had us wear our seatbelts. That same year of the Dodge Charger (1966), researchers from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas,
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Global Ergonomics Month: Are you ERGOhealthy?

With the recent celebration of Global Ergonomics Month, here are some reminder tips for things you can do to remain ERGOhealthy: Integrate walking as part of your fitness plan. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of activity each week. For most adults, this amount of physical activity can
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Tips for Musicians, Golfers, Quilters, and…

This month’s tip comes from Kate Montgomery, an ERGOhealthy Coach and author.  She shares with us her insights for various professions, hobbies, and sports: No matter what your occupation, sport or hobby, the 12-step Montgomery Method™ can help you to maintain stronger grip strength, and reduce or eliminate the pain in your arms, wrists and
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Cut down on watching television to extend life!

Adults in the United States spend more than half of their waking hours in sedentary pursuits such as television viewing, computer use, or driving. According to new research published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adults who watch three or more hours of television per day have double the risk of
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Physical activity report card for our youth: Not good..

Physical activity report card for our youth: Not good – with 50% of waking hours spent in sedentary activity.   Recently, The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the American College of Sports Medicine released their U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Unfortunately, grades in a number of key indicators are
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People who exercise a few times a week in old age are 2.5 times less likely to suffer serious long-term health problems

According to a recent study, taking up physical activity later in life is beneficial and life-extending. The findings include: Whether working in the garden or cleaning your car, exercise a few times a week in old age can dramatically improve health Seniors who participate in moderate exercise (including walking or dancing) are two and a
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Exercise is the best preventive drug

Over the last several years numerous articles about importance of exercise have come to light.   In addition, research is pointing to a strong association between sitting and chronic disease.  Driving automobiles, watching television and movies, hours spent on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and in the past few years online social networking and gaming… keeps
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ERGOhealthy Gardening Tips

ERGO Being’s Gardening Tips   When it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy your free time remember to practice good ergonomics and proper postures. Discomfort is controllable so change those habits and attitudes to be a happier, healthier, and more relaxed gardener!  Be conscientious about potentially awkward positions and movements and avoid twisting and bending
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Cost Effective Ergonomics = Reduction in RSI Injury = Health Solutions

Reading a recent article in MONEY magazine (Sept. 2013), it was great to see ergonomics being highlighted.  According to the article, musculoskeletal injury, “costs are out of control”; however, simple prevention tools are available. The goal of ergonomics is to help you create your best posture to be able to work without pain and strain to your
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