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American Heart Association says pedometer step count better than physical activity self-reports for predicting weight loss

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Using a pedometer to count steps is an easy and accessible way to accurately measure physical activity and may be a better predictor of weight loss than self-reported physical activity, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Researchers compared the associations between self-reported physical activity, pedometer step count measurements and weight loss to determine if pedometers might offer a better way to measure some aspects of physical activity.

Pedometer. (American Heart Association)

Pedometer. (American Heart Association)

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Consumer Reports’ Survey shows Americans Mistaken About Safety and Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Supplements

 

New Test Results for Treadmills and Ellipticals Finds Many Home Machines Add Features and Connectivity Trying to Replicate a Personal Trainer

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – With the New Year many Americans use this milestone to start a new diet or exercise regimen.

But a new survey from Consumer Reports finds that as many as one in four consumers try to shortcut the process with the use of weight-loss supplements. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for October 19th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Fright on Franklin, New Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Program, “Art on the Park” contest winners and Maternity Aerobics.

Fright on Franklin Street.

Fright on Franklin Street.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Crow Community Center begins new weight loss and weight maintenance program in November

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Are you ready for a change? The Crow Community Center is set to begin a brand new program to encourage healthy lifestyles in the community.

This program, intended to help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, is based on the PILI Ohana Program which focuses on weight control, behavior change, social systems, and lifestyle.

Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Program at Crow Community Center beginning

Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Program at Crow Community Center

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Crow Community Center to begin a new Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Program

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – Are you ready for a change? The Crow Community Center is set to begin a brand new program to encourage healthy lifestyles in the community.

This program, intended to help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, is based on the PILI Ohana Program which focuses on weight control, behavior change, social systems, and lifestyle.

Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Program at Crow Community Center beginning October 11th.

Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Program at Crow Community Center beginning October 11th.

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Tennessee recognizes June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 

Governor proclaims day in tribute to the Safety and dignity of Seniors

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Each day the state’s elderly population grows, and with it, the heightened risk of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation upon this vulnerable group.

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation acknowledging the day and urging Tennesseans “to work to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly Tennesseans and to raise awareness and prevention around all people affected by this devastating crime.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reports Heart Disease without coronary plaque buildup linked to Heart Attack Risk

 

American Heart AssociationBaltimore, MD – Non-obstructive coronary artery disease was associated with a 28 to 44 percent increased risk of a major adverse cardiac event such as a heart attack or death, in a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions.

Non-obstructive CAD damages the walls of the heart’s blood vessels, but doesn’t result in decreased blood flow or symptoms so it’s generally been considered to be a low-risk condition.

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American Heart Association says Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

 

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – A group of deaf adults using American Sign Language in a healthy lifestyle program successfully lost weight, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014.

In the first randomized trial of lifestyle modification or weight reduction with deaf people using American Sign Language (ASL), participants had moderate improvements in their weight and level of physical activity after a 16-week program.

Program taught in American Sign Language helps deaf achieve healthier weight

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Health, fitness ideal New Year’s Resolutions

 

Written by David Vergun

U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – Working out or losing weight often tops the list for New Year’s resolutions — with varying degrees of success experienced by those who do.

Those resolutions can be achieved painlessly, and, people don’t have to wait until 2014 to get started, according to a family medicine doctor at Madigan Army Medical Center in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, or JBLM, Wash.

Dr. (Col.) John O’Brien, who is also chief of Operational Medicine, is convinced he knows what he’s talking about because he said it worked for him.

Dr. (Col.) John O'Brien poses for a photo a few months ago with his wife Karen and son Thomas, who is 11. Karen is now serving as a surgeon in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Dr. (Col.) John O’Brien poses for a photo a few months ago with his wife Karen and son Thomas, who is 11. Karen is now serving as a surgeon in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions You Should NOT Make

 

New Years ResolutionsClarksville, TN – You said you weren’t making any more resolutions, but you know that’s a lie. You’ve got goals and plans, and there’s no better way than a New Year’s resolution to announce your plans to the world. But let me warn you, some plans are better left unmade. Here are 5 resolutions you should reconsider.

To Lose Weight–Yes, I know, losing weight by exercising and eating right is healthy for many of us, but be careful of your motive. If you are trying to get your ex back, look better than your secret nemesis, or just plain “look smokin’ hot: beware. This resolution will fail. Resolutions based in vanity or competition rarely last, and you might end up feeling worse about yourself than when you started. «Read the rest of this article»

 


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