Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study, which found that people who engaged in leisure-time physical activity had life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years, appeared Nov. 6, 2012, in PLoS Medicine.
In order to determine the number of years of life gained from leisure-time physical activity in adulthood, which translates directly to an increase in life expectancy, researchers examined data on more than 650,000 adults. These people, mostly age 40 and older, took part in one of six population-based studies that were designed to evaluate various aspects of cancer risk.
German researchers report that obese and non-obese children and adolescents differ in their taste perception. Obese subjects could identify taste qualities less precisely than children and adolescents of normal weight.
A variety of studies suggest that getting at least seven hours' sleep every night can significantly improve the chance of losing weight while on a diet.
Amberley House in Stoke-on-Trent has chosen Dignity Action Day (25th Feb 2010) to showcase its facilities and services to health and social care professionals.
The home, which opened in April 2009, was the Priory Group’s first care home for older people in England,
Amberley House provides specialist and dementia nursing care in 76 single en-suite bedrooms, finished to the highest standard. There is also a choice of lounges and dining areas and an enclosed landscaped garden.
Priory Group, the UK’s leading independent provider of mental healthcare, has invested in excess of three million pounds to return its flagship Roehampton hospital to its former splendour.
The magnificent Grade 2 listed building, which was built in the style known as Strawberry Hill Gothic, has undergone extensive external restoration and redecoration. The rendering is being restored and the entire building re-painted in its original colour.
As millions of us prepare for the festive season, for a minority fun and laughter is the last thing on their minds. For those suffering from depression it can be the very worst time of the year, according to Dr Gowrisunkur consultant psychiatrist from the Priory.
More than 2.9 million people in the UK are diagnosed as having depression at any one time. As many as one in three people will be affected by depression at some point in their lives.
Disease can be described as a situation that occurs if there is an abnormal functioning in any parts of the body. It is a truth that plants and animal can fall sick, but the ones that affects human are more researched and publicised. We have about three categories of human diseases; they are intrinsic, extrinsic and unknown. Health and Wellness are one of the most overlooked things in todays life.
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