Navigation Links
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work
Date:4/7/2011

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A shopping trip-a-day may help keep the doctor away, not to mention the Grim Reaper, a new study from Taiwan suggests.

Researchers there found that elderly people who go shopping daily live longer than their less shopping-prone peers.

And "retail therapy" seemed to benefit men more than women, according to the study, which was published recently in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Why the connection?

"Frequent shopping among the elderly is related to increased walking -- a low-impact physical activity that can improve heart health as well as balance and coordination," said Kelly D. Horton, a research and policy specialist at the Center for Healthy Aging in Washington, D.C.

"Shopping provides an enjoyable activity and helps older adults feel included in their community," continued Horton. "In addition to physical activity, frequent shopping among older adults has also been related to improved nutrition intake."

This last point may simply be because more trips to the store means more healthy food in the house, said the authors, who are affiliated with the National Health Research Institutes in Zhunan, Taiwan. They also noted that the companionship of other people might also influence health.

The findings dovetail with the concept of "active aging," which indicates that higher levels of physical activity, economic activity and social and cultural engagement help with healthy aging.

For this study, Taiwanese researchers reviewed a nationally representative survey about elder nutrition and health conducted in 1999 and 2000. The questionnaires -- filled out by nearly 2,000 Taiwanese people over the age of 65 who were still living independently at home -- included questions about how often they shopped. The researchers also obtained information on the individuals' health, financial status
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Privatizing Swedens retail alcohol sales will increase alcohol-related violence and other harms
2. Source 44 Signed as Title Sponsor for Major Retail Conference
3. Natural Health Online Retailer VitaminsForLife.co.uk Expands Inventory to Meet UK Demands
4. Aisle7 Experiences Strong Adoption of Wellness Marketing Products in Grocery, Club & Specialty Retail
5. Retailers and Manufacturers Quickly Adopt Online Network to Address CPSIA Compliance
6. Instaflex Announces Partnership with GNC, the Nation's Leading Vitamin and Supplement Retailer
7. NACDS' Anderson Says Retailers and Suppliers' “Health and Wellness Renaissance” is Creating a “Historic, Watershed Moment”
8. First Retail Branded Edible Medical Marijuana Product Line Introduced at San Francisco Trade Show
9. Consult A Doctor, Inc. Names Retail Clinic Pioneer, Douglas Smith, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
10. Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie Starts Petition Against Retailers Selling Used Underwear and Lingerie
11. buySAFE, Inc. Releases a Breakthrough White Paper that is a Must Read for Every Internet Retailer Interested in Increasing Website Conversion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Woodland Hills dental ... group of dental specialists who treat full mouth implant ... of Oviedo. Dr. Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art ... on two continents, will give a full-day presentation Oct. ... reconstruction. , “These specialists want to improve their skills ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Generic drug ... retail generics increasing in price in the last 12 ... Inc.’s (AIS) Drug Benefit News (DBN) interviewed a plan ... means for pharmacies and health plans. , “When ... rising generic acquisition costs, these cost increases squeeze pharmacies’ ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting ... to new research published in the BMJ ... twice-daily doses of both long- and intermediate-acting insulin, ... "In patients with Type 1 diabetes, we found ... when it came to controlling blood sugar, preventing ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Looking for holiday gift ideas? Éminence Organic Skin ... giving easy this holiday season. Starting October 1st 2014, new ... all shopping dilemmas. Choose from two luxury skin care gift ... delicate eye area or to deliver whole body beauty. ... Duo Gift Set are formulated to suit all skin types ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 To help raise awareness about ... Cutler Integrative Medicine, is detailing several tips for women looking ... According to Dr. Cutler, women should start each day with ... yourself that will help ‘center’ yourself for the rest of ... says. , Other health and fitness tips include:, -Drink ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Implants Expert Training Dental Specialists in Spain Later This Week 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Implants Expert Training Dental Specialists in Spain Later This Week 3Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Implants Expert Training Dental Specialists in Spain Later This Week 4Health News:Rising Generic Drug Prices Affect Pharmacies, Insurers Alike, Reports AIS Newsletter 2Health News:Rising Generic Drug Prices Affect Pharmacies, Insurers Alike, Reports AIS Newsletter 3Health News:Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Limited Edition Spa Gift Sets for the Holiday Season 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Limited Edition Spa Gift Sets for the Holiday Season 3Health News:In Recognition of National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, Cutler Integrative Medicine Details Tips for Living a Healthier and Happier Life 2
... routinely discarded placenta //might be a good source of stem ... of the journal Stem Cells. ,Researchers had found that ... of the amniotic sac have cells that are very similar ... two genes that make the embryonic stem cells unique in ...
... Researchers from Douglas Hospital Research Center in Montreal showed ... to deal with stressful situations than those who bottle-feed ... well established, this is for the first time findings ... as well. Researchers feel that this is good for ...
... 2005. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly advocated in ... with increased chances of breast cancer and recently anxiety has ... Medical Journal// the cumulative risk of such a cancer developing ... as was previously reported. ,A team from New ...
... days when drinking was considered to be forbidden. It has ... ,A new research has found that drinking is not all ... reported to have better verbal skills, memory and speed of ... Moderate drinkers not only performed the best but also seemed ...
... wet hair may be far more effective treatment of ... used single blind randomized controlled trial for comparing the ... against head lice in United Kingdom. , ,Fine ... current over the counter chemical treatments for eliminating head ...
... The Food and Drug Administration FDA has recently ... prescription drug advertisements. ,The FDA and the ... practices for drugs, with agency research showing that ... benefits and do not adequately disclose risks. FDA's ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers Gather Stem Cells From Discarded Placenta 2Health News:Breastfeeding Lowers Maternal Stress 2Health News:Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment 2Health News:Yet Another Reason To Celebrate Drinking 2Health News:Combing Hair More Effective Than OTC Medicine For Head Lice 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014  Wrightington, Wigan ... Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX ) are delighted to ... as WWL,s new health information system. The system will ... completely transform the way WWL delivers healthcare in the ... a demonstrated record of on-time and on-budget system implementations ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 This study provides an ... informatics solutions including nuclear imaging informatics, PET imaging ... study assesses the size of the market based ... and projects future growth based on the current ... taking place in the broader markets for imaging ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... in Brazil , Russia ... China (BRIC) will see robust expansion ... increasingly favored over surgical procedures. Although revenues will be ... reimbursement challenges, prolonged device approval times and demand for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise 2Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise 3Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise 4Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 2Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 3Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese Markets for Peripheral Vascular Devices Will See Strong Expansion Through 2023 2Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese Markets for Peripheral Vascular Devices Will See Strong Expansion Through 2023 3
... Feb. 23, 2011 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Department of Defense (DOD) to provide remote service and support ... the DOD,s secure B2B gateway. Roche is the first in-vitro ... for this remote access. The B2B gateway is ...
... Feb. 23, 2011 Xenogenics Corporation ("Xenogenics"), a majority ... MCET), is pleased to announce it has retained the ... of its capital formation strategy to help finance expanded ... In animal testing and initial human use, the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Roche Teams with Womack Army Medical Center to Become First IVD Manufacturer approved for Remote Network Connectivity with DOD 2Xenogenics Corporation Retains the Emmes Group to Advise on Fund Raising Efforts 2Xenogenics Corporation Retains the Emmes Group to Advise on Fund Raising Efforts 3Xenogenics Corporation Retains the Emmes Group to Advise on Fund Raising Efforts 4
Portable shields for your safety and convenience....
Provide 1.5mm protection throughout. Six durable, attractive vinyl coverings are available. Lead glass window factory installed. Larger window available....
Swing-Arm™ Scatter Shield® provides lower extremity protection for personnel close to the tube. 24"Wx32"L lead shield swings 180 along table. Ideal for cardiac cath, special studies, electr...
Front Protection with attached Belt Guard, Built-in Back Support; Buckle Closure...
Medicine Products: