Jan 14

Is it possible that your life expectancy could be estimated according to the amount of wear and tear on your walking shoes? It may seem unlikely, but new research printed in The Journal of the American Medical Association says that this is entirely possible.

The first issue of the Journal released for 2011 revealed details of a nine cohort study that found a correlation between walking gait and longevity in older Americans. Participants allowed study professionals to follow their lives for a period of fourteen years, and during that time some passed away and some remained living. Researchers found that accurate predictions for length of life could be made from gait data collected for each participant.

What does this mean?

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Tags: Expectancy , Life Expectancy

Jan 12

Meet sweet baby girl, Auline. She was just a week old at her first photo shoot. You wont believe what happened when she was 12 days old

She became a big sister when her twin brothers, Jackson and Lucas, joined the joyful, growing family!

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Tags: 12 Days , Big Sister ,

Jan 06

I’m a trainer with all kinds of certifications and experience. I design dozens of workouts a week and dozens of workout programs a month for all kinds of people with all kinds of goals and limitations.

But I don’t design my own workouts.

Or I try not to.

Here’s why: no matter how hard I try, when I design my own workouts, I wind up catering to my strengths, ignoring things I hate, and-or just doing things the way I’ve always done them, with the same, middling results.

What I like to do instead is to grab a program that I haven’t done yet designed by a coach I respect–there are so many of them–tack it up on my wall, and do it for a month or three or however long the program lasts. Wh

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Jan 05

Oxytocin, the “love hormone” that builds mother-baby bonds and may help us feel more connected toward one another, can also make surly monkeys treat each other a little more kindly.

Administering the hormone nasally through a kid-sized nebulizer, like a gas mask, a Duke University research team has shown that it can make rhesus macaques pay more attention to each other and make choices that give another monkey a squirt of fruit juice, even when they don’t get one themselves.

Two macaques were seated next to each other and trained to select symbols from a screen that represented giving a rewarding squirt of juice to one’s self, giving juice to the neighbor, or not handing out any juice at all.

Tags: Love Hormone , Monkeys