Watching TV May Shorten Your Lifespan

New research shows that there is a correlation between the amount of time you spend in front of the TV and how long you live.

A study by researchers at the University of Queensland has concluded that, for every hour of television watched after the age of 25, the average human lifespan drops by 22 minutes.

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Physical training can substitute effectively in place of a second medication for people diagnosed with depression


Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for as many as half of depressed patients whose condition has not been cured by a single antidepressant medication.

“Many people who start on an antidepressant medication feel better after they begin treatment, but they still don’t feel completely well or as good as they did before they became depressed,” said Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and the study’s lead author. “This study shows that exercise can be as effective as adding another medication. Many people would rather use exercise than add another drug, particularly as exercise has a proven positive effect on a person’s overall health and well-being.”

Muslim weight lifter is challenging dress code for competition.


35 year old competitive weight-lifter Kulsoom Abdullah of Atlanta is getting international attention as she challenges the USA Weightlifting rules that won’t allow her to compete wearing a hijab.

And just a couple weeks ago, Iran’s women’s soccer team was disqualified during an Olympic qualifying competition against Jordan after athletes wore a full-body outfit with a head scarf.

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A simple jogging test in middle age predicts risk of heart attack and stroke.

Researchers at Ut Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have found that how fast a middle-aged man can run a mile may determine his risk of heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years.

For the study, researchers collected information from 11,000 men who underwent a clinical exam and a treadmill exercise test at Cooper Clinic in Dallas between 1970 and 1990.

They found that 1,106 of them died of heart attack or stroke before 2006. After analysing the data they were able to predict a man’s risk of developing heart disease based on his running time.

The study found a 55-year-old man who took 15 minutes to run a mile had a 30% lifetime risk of dying from heart disease. In contrast , a 55-year-old who could run a mile in eight minutes had a risk of less than 10%.

The researchers found that a higher fitness level lowered the lifetime risk of heart disease even in people with other risk factors in their study.

Godfather of Fitness Dies at 96

This morning Jack LaLanne, fitness icon, died at age 96 from pneuomonia.  Ahead of his time, he extolled the virtues of strength training and healthy eating long before it was fashionable.

Check out some classic Jack Lalanne below…..