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Computer calls can talk couch potatoes into walking, Stanford study finds

STANFORD, Calif. - Computer-generated phone calls may be an effective, low-cost way to encourage sedentary adults to exercise, according to a recent study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Results of the yearlong study found that regular telephone calls delivered fro...

2008 Presidential Campaign on the Couch

Author Drew Westen Will Analyze Campaign Speeches and Ads During Presidential Symposium at 2008 Winter Meeting NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just prior to the primary elections in the 2008 United States presidential campaign, nationally recognized author and clinician Drew W...

Frank Sinatra's Boozy Night Nap on Cop's Couch Exposed

Singer/actor Frank Sinatra once slept on a policeman's couch after a night of heavy boozing . The 82-year-old's boozy night nap in 1952 has been revealed in Dennis Wood's book 'A Few Coppers More - True Tales Of Policing In Manchester'. Sinatra was at a career low when he met a Manc...

Male Casting Couch in Bollywood?

Sonu Nigam, a top-notch Hindi singer, says that men are not safe in Bollywood, opening a Pandora's box. It ha s managed to catch the attentions of many people. Sonu Nigam has accused a senior film journalist Subhash K Jha of harassing him for sexual favors in return for publicity. The c...

Couch potato parents make couch potato kids!

It is an extremely common sight to watch kids comfortably settled in a beanbag, hastily nibbling from a king size packet of wafers, and staring blankly// at a television or computer screen. At a time when they are meant to be full of beans, kids are seen opting for laidback activities. Paren...

Biological Basis Behind a Couch Potato

The brains of some people may be programmed to encourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that consume calories and help control weight// , according to new research published by The American Physiological Society. The study found that the brains of rats bred to be lean are more sensiti...

Repeated Weight loss Messages Have No Effect On Couch Potatoes

The obsession of the media as well as the society of having slim bodies may not be enough motivation for couch potatoes to get up and exercise// , according to a UCLA study. In fact the repeated stress on weight loss may make obese people more determined to spend time doing nothing, the study said....

A new disease: couch potato: needs drug therapy

Couch potato is a layman word for “Extreme laziness” which is a medical condition called motivational deficiency disorder (MoDeD). This was told by Australian researchers in a report in the 1 April issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) // Professor Leth Argos, a neuroscientist at the Universit...

Natural Healers Discusses How Personal Trainer Certification May Be Changing in Some States

...e, Washington (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- Personal training has become a way of life for many in today's fast-paced world of commuting, cube-dwelling and couch sitting since it's a convenient and healthy way to get fit and get those endorphins flowing. As a result, personal training has become one of the fast...

FRC Says Planned Parenthood, Desperate to Hide Agenda, Attacks Hatch and Hides Intent

...health services. "The term 'abortion' is almost never used by advocates for abortion inside and outside of Congress. They virtually always couch their support for abortion in such euphemisms such as 'family planning,''comprehensive health services,' and 'reproductive health' to lull the public ...

Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts, Public Television Documentary Wins Emmy Award

... Family Table , California Dreamin' - The Songs of The Mamas & the Papas , Rosemary and Thyme , P. Allen Smith's Garden Home , The Big Comfy couch , Monarchy With David Starkey, and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs and classic movies. For more information about ...

GECKO Founder to Race 135 Miles Across Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon to Raise Funds and Awareness for New Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Kids Get Outdoors

...th Valley to raise awareness and funds for his non-profit organization, GECKO, whose outdoor scholarships are intended to get kids "unplugged, off the couch and outside." As one of just 89 participants invited, Murri will take on Badwater and test his physical limits for a greater good. GECKO, Giving...

Interactive Video Games Offer Exercise Benefits

...ith seniors, researchers say FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- couch potatoes beware: If you start playing a new generation of video games that ... unfit individual, this would be a good way to transition them from being a couch potato into moving more," she said. Playing a video game has traditional...

Humor, Mobile Devices Enhance a New Heart-Health Campaign for Hispanics

...elf. Reach for a piece of fruit once in a while and skip the fries. Go to the gym, take a walk, put on some music and dance instead of sitting on the couch and watching TV. It's about taking the baby steps that become habits. You can't do it all at once," Santiago said. "Anything that I can do to raise aw...

MapMyRide.com Teams Up With VERSUS for the Grand Tours Challenge

...on home of cycling in the U.S. will allow us to engage the average cyclist like never before. The goal here is to encourage more people to get off the couch and ride by making them feel they are right there in the peloton," according to Robin Thurston, CEO of MapMyFitness, Inc. The Giro Challenge will...

Cancer Patients in North Wales to Gain Access to Varian's RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments

...cant benefits in terms of precision, since the patient has less time to move during a treatment session, and patient comfort, as the patient is on the couch for less time. "This is a big step forward because our current treatment machines have been used continuously since we opened ten years ago and ...

Ajou University Hospital Becomes First in Korea to Treat Using RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

...'s department of radiation oncology. "The treatment went extremely well and it was more comfortable for the patient because she had to lie on the couch for considerably less time," said Dr. Chun "Faster treatments mean there is less chance for the patient to move during dose delivery, so RapidArc redu...

Gold's Gym Passes Massive $22 Billion Fitness Stimulus Package

... fitness stimulus package will immediately feel the results," added Reames. "We're confident that our plan will help 'stimulate' people to get off the couch and take up a more active and healthy lifestyle." To get started on a healthier lifestyle, Americans are invited to log on to www.goldsgym.com/...

Expert Running Advice for Getting Fit this Spring

... time jump start your spring training. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090414/NYFNSX02 ) The first step to getting off the couch and out the door is the right pair of shoes. Lady Foot Locker ( www.ladyfootlocker.com ), a long-time advocate of the active lifestyle, not only off...

Avoid Spring Cleaning Spills

... to lift any object by yourself if it is too heavy or an awkward shape. Use a step stool instead of furniture -- such as a couch or dining room chair -- when dusting hard to reach areas. Ladders used for chores -- such as washing windows, painting, cleaning gutters and ...

Artificial disc replacement as good or better than spinal fusion surgery

...gery, professor of neurological surgery and chief of the cervical spine service for Washington University Orthopedics, says people from outdoorsmen to couch potatoes have seemed to do well following implantation of artificial discs. Last summer, he implanted an artificial disc into a professional baseball ...

Yoga Day USA Changes Lives and Builds Community

...this Saturday, January 24 CLINTON, Md., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yoga Day USA 2009, a history-making celebration where yogis, novices, couch potatoes and triathletes, young, old and everyone in between join together to stretch mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga is this Satu...

Resolve for Results: 10 Tips From Equinox Fitness Club to Help You Keep Your Resolutions in '09

... and Exercise Physiologist Carol Espel offers tips and advice to get even a couch potato started on a fitness routine in 2009. "The most successful r...w behavior patterns have been established. In other words, just get off the couch and do something, at least 2-3 times a week initially for whatever length...

One Million Americans Now Receive Personalized FDA Drug Safety Alerts Through iGuard.org

...ication I'm taking, Zonegran. Since deleting Paxil from my medications my energy has soared. Without iGuard.org's information, I would still be on the couch -- or worse. It has saved my life." The iGuard.org Service iGuard.org maintains an up-to-date database of drug-drug and drug-disease ...

Surgeons Predict Foot Pain Will Increase in January

...ing through your heel. Exercise now hurts so much that you stay home on the couch watching the new season of American Idol. Soon after the last gulp...fourth toes. Achilles tendon pain Instead of going from couch potato to a high intensity workout, doctors recommend easing into a new exe...

Video: The Advertising Council and Autism Speaks Launch New PSAs to Raise Awareness of Autism

...message, holds great promise to help parents know the signs of autism." "The 1 in 150 statistic is a powerful one on its own. Our goal was to couch that startling statistic in a story that pulls a viewer in so that when those odds are revealed, we have his or her full attention. By telling the sto...

Mind (Body and Spirit) Over Madness

...evels of endorphins and dopamine, the pleasure-inducing neurotransmitter. Meanwhile, evidence suggests that fit people can handle pressure better than couch potatoes. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous activity most days. Catch Your ZZZZS - Not getting enough sleep can cause you to pro...

Ultimate Holiday Guide for Friends and Family of People with Vision Loss from the American Foundation for the Blind

...r CD for the bookworm in your family. Movies with descriptive video narration and a large button universal TV remote control for your favorite couch potato. Black/white cutting board, large print measuring cups, or a talking microwave for the chef in the household. Holid...

The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Scientists Mina J. Bissell and Susan Band Horwitz, and Philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman to Receive American Cancer Society Highest Honor for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Fight

...rtment of Defense; the Brinker Award from Komen Foundation; the Discovery Health Channel Medical Honor and medal; the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Ted couch Lectureship and Award; the Pezcoller Foundation -- AACR International Award for Cancer Research; and the 2008 Excellence in Science Award from FASEB. ...

Scientists honored for contributions to cancer fight

...rtment of Defense; the Brinker Award from Komen Foundation; the Discovery Health Channel Medical Honor and medal; the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Ted couch Lectureship and Award; the Pezcoller FoundationAACR International Award for Cancer Research; and the 2008 Excellence in Science Award from FASEB. This...

Give Kids the Gift of Fun and Fitness This Holiday Season

... says Meredith Mulholland, co-creator with husband, Ed Warnick. Their goal is a fun interactive way to get kids up and moving. "The children's couch potato syndrome is now meeting a formidable challenge," says Tom Pesce, principal at Stratfield Elementary School in Fairfield, Conn. "Kideosyncrasy t...

California Senate Rejects Proposed Effort to Weaken Fire Safety Standards

...protections and one without -- were burned in a controlled environment. The couch without the California mandated fire protections ignited in seconds, the couch that was treated with safe and effective fire retardants barely smoldered. ...

Why dopamine freezes parkinson patients and drives drug addicts

...st 8 issue of the journal Science. These two main brain circuits help us decide whether to act out a desire or not. For example, do you get off the couch and drive to the store for an icy six-pack of beer on a hot summer night, or just lay on the couch? One circuit is a "stop" circuit that prevents y...

Sanderson Farms Launches New Summer Program Encouraging Families to Get Healthy

... Kick 'em Off the couch for Summer LAUREL, Miss., July 9 /PRNewswire/ --...s, Sanderson Farms introduces the kick 'em off the couch for summer program to encourage families to get he...s, Sanderson Farms is helping households break the couch potato habit. Many summer getaways are being can...

Allergy expert has advice for flood victims

...nything that has been wet that includes clothing, which should be dry cleaned; 5) throw away anything that can't be thoroughly cleaned that favorite couch might have to go; 6) hire a professional to clean affected areas of the building with appropriate materials often a solution of 10 percent bleach is ...

An Inspiring Summer Read: Biography of Judy Taylor - The Woman Who Could Not Eat

... her quality of life would be like," Shireen says. "As far as Judy was concerned, life itself was good enough and she had no intention of lying on the couch all day. She had been given a second chance and she was running with it." Read more at http://jeejeebhoy.ca/lifeliner . Photos and video at http://j...

Story of Woman's Courage and Medical Innovation Top Choice for Readers

... her quality of life would be like," Shireen says. "As far as Judy was concerned, life itself was good enough and she had no intention of lying on the couch all day. She had been given a second chance and she was running with it." And run she did, right into the medical history books. Read more at http://...

Leave Bedroom Allergens High and Dry This Spring!

...ril 12 -13 and Seattle's K5 Healthy Living Expo April 19 - 20. Laura Dellutri, cleaning expert and author of the books "Speed Cleaning 101" and "White couch with Kids!?" will be touring with Swiffer and Febreze to answer questions and provide professional expertise on how to properly manage allergens in th...

American Heart Association Teams Up With the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

...pt healthy lifestyles," said Daniel W. Jones, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. "The obesity epidemic is reason enough to get off the couch and keep moving as a way to reduce your risk for cardiovascular diseases." "The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is delighted to...

Siblings of schizophrenia patients display subtle shape abnormalities in brain

...hotherapies may offer the best hope for patients with schizophrenia and their families." says co-investigator John G. Csernansky, M.D., the Gregory B. couch Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology at the School of Medicine and director of the Conte Center. "This type of brain-structure analysis eventually...
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