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Topic- Environmental wellness

 

Density and walkability combine to lower diabetes risk-4562

Density and walkability combine to lower diabetes risk

Residential density and the proximity of walkable destinations were estimated for neighborhoods in Toronto, Canada, a city that is home to 2.6 million people.

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Gardening and chores may lower risk of heart disease-4417

Gardening and chores may lower risk of heart disease

Physical activity is defined as movement that increases energy expenditure (housework, washing the car) while exercise is planned, progressive physical activity with the goal of developing physical fitness (ICAA Functional Levels).

A new study examined the long-term health outcomes among people who engaged in non-exercise physical activity.

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Green space environments help lower risk of diabetes-4341

Green space environments help lower risk of diabetes

Green spaces include parks and other open areas that may encourage active lifestyles, explain the authors of a new study. The results of an earlier release from the study found that people 45 years and over who lived in areas with more than 20% green space within a 1 kilometer (3,280 feet or 0.6 mile) radius of their homes were significantly more likely to walk and participate in moderate-to-vigorous physical activities (British Journal of Sports Medicine, April 2013). They were curious to find out if access to green spaces was associated with a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

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Sunscreen slows skin aging; summer is coming-4176

Sunscreen slows skin aging; summer is coming

Photoaging is the term used to describe the effects sun exposure has on skin, such as dark spots and wrinkles. A group of 903 people younger than 55 years old were divided into groups that used a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day or whenever they wished, with or without taking a B-carotene supplement.

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Green spaces boost feelings of well-being-4098

Green spaces boost feelings of well-being

Between 1991-2008, over 10,000 people answered questions for the British Household Panel Survey. Their responses about life satisfaction and mental health were correlated to a database of geographic features.

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Environmental change threatens older adults; three actions recommended-3560

Environmental change threatens older adults; three actions recommended

The introduction to a new report contains the results of a web-based pilot survey of 1,258 people 55 years and older living in five countries (the authors emphasized this is not a representative group). The survey results indicated that older adults were concerned about the environment, the threat of climate change, and energy and water security.

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