Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles

Exercise Seems as Effective as Drugs for Some Common Conditions

By Joe Elia The effect of exercise on reducing mortality compares favorably with that of drug therapies for several common disorders, a BMJ study suggests. Researchers examined some 300 trials to assess the mortality benefits of drugs versus exercise interventions in the secondary prevention of coronary disease, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure treatment, and diabetes prevention. […]

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Northwest Lifestyles

Focus on Seattle’s Health & Fitness services

The City of Seattle promotes and supports healthy living and the well-being of everyone, offering information, assistance, counseling, recreation and medical services to support the community. Seattle-King County Walking Events for People Age 50+ Seattle-King County Public Health Services Public Health Info and Links – Seattle.Gov Lifelong Recreation – Seattle Parks and Recreation Pools – […]

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Northwest Lifestyles

Sound Steps offers accessible walking

The purpose of the Sound Steps Walking Program is: To increase physical activity and social connection by working with people age 50 and older in a member-directed community walking program that is accessible and welcoming to all. Sound Steps is a volunteer supported walking program with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Lifelong Recreation. This program is […]

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Northwest Lifestyles

Exercise and cabbage heads

By George Thomas A recent AARP article informs us that our brains—if we take care of them—might hold out until we enter our mid-eighties. After that, decline is inevitable. House and car keys run off and lose themselves, people go for walks without their pants on, and one’s children might as well be cabbage heads […]

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Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Technology

Researchers expect image-processing sensors to unlock big energy savings

Portland, Ore. – The Bonneville Power Administration explores technologies that can help Northwest homeowners, farmers, businesses and industries cut their energy use and save money on their electric bills. BPA’s recent work with image-processing occupancy sensors has been recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the most significant technology innovations for 2013. With funding from […]