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Topic- Physical wellness

 

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week-6129

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week

Regular walking, even at less than the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared with inactivity, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.

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Stat: 40% of all cancers linked to overweight, obesity-6121

Stat: 40% of all cancers linked to overweight, obesity

Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased risk of 13 types of cancer that account for about 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, according to the latest "Vital Signs" report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Too much TV, too little physical activity up risk of walking disability-6117

Too much TV, too little physical activity up risk of walking disability

Older adults who watched more than five hours of TV daily and reported three or fewer hours per week of physical activity had more than a three-fold increased risk of being unable to walk or having difficulty walking by the end of a study that ran for close to 10 years.

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New research addresses key retirement issues-6116

New research addresses key retirement issues

The average retiree loses a substantial amount of his or her Social Security income to health-related expenses, according to coverage by Lana Peck, a senior principal at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), of the recent 2017 Retirement Research Consortium Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Smartphone app may help older adults manage chronic illness-6115

Smartphone app may help older adults manage chronic illness

The use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care, according to The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, which just published a special issue on Use of Technology in Geriatric Mental Health.

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Employee wellness programs boost productivity-6110

Employee wellness programs boost productivity

Close to 90% of US companies offer some form of employee wellness program to improve health.

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