Playground for older people to increase activity, reduce loneliness

U.S. 11/11/19, 17:30

Older people need more care and attention, which is why someone came up with the idea to build playgrounds for the elderly. Aging and loneliness are inevitable in life as we age. This can rapidly cause a serious decline in physical health and wellbeing. That’s why seniors have to be more ...

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

Science 03/25/19, 08:23

Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.The suggestions come from 23andme, one of the companies offering to point you toward the optimal eating and exercise habits for your genetics. As with most dieting schemes, the ...

Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

Sports 02/15/19, 01:49

Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in ...

Army aims for more combat-ready troops with new fitness test

Health 02/06/19, 15:32

Army soldiers struggle to haul heavy sleds backward as fast as they can down a grassy field at Fort Bragg, filling the brisk North Carolina morning air with grunts of exertion and the shouts of instruction from their coaches.Watching from the sidelines, Sgt. Maj. Harold Sampson shakes his head. As ...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

Entertainment 02/01/19, 13:39

So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to her shows or those of hubby ...

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Health 11/12/18, 09:05

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of ...

FBI, DPS to run statewide anti-terrorism training exercise

U.S. 10/25/18, 22:58

The Texas Department and Public Safety and the FBI plan to run a three-day statewide anti-terrorism training exercise next week. A DPS statement issued Thursday says the agencies will join with local and other state and federal agencies to run the drill from noon Sunday through 5 p.m. Tuesday in Greenville, ...

Museums offer yoga, meditation programs along with art

New York 10/02/18, 09:34

A little mindfulness is part of the collection at many American art museums, which are offering yoga, meditation and other wellness programming as part of the art-viewing experience.In New York City, the Brooklyn Museum offers yoga and meditation sessions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art last year featured workouts taught by ...

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