Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 241 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 30-Aug-2003
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'Walkability' determines activity level of older women, say researchers
Neighborhood "walkability" and the proximity of destinations play major roles in the amount of physical activity older women get, according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.  more

Trails, places to excercise, streetlights can boost activity levels
Trails, streetlights and places where people can engage in physical activity all make a difference in how much they exercise, a new study suggests. When those community design amenities are unavailable, levels of physical activity are lower. more


More sprawl means more weight and less walking
Residents of sprawling counties weigh more, walk less in their leisure time and have higher rates of high blood pressure compared with those in more "compact" counties, a new study finds.  more

Non-judgmental intervention may help binge eaters overcome disorders
A brief non-judgmental interview and feedback session designed to enhance people's motivation to change their behavior added to a self-help program appears to be effective in treating some people with two common types of eating disorders –bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.  more

Study seeks genetic keys to exercise success; volunteers sought
Why does embarking on an exercise program result in a swift payoff in weight loss, lower blood pressure and general well-being for some while others see little gain from all of that pain?  more

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