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. […]

Health and Fitness Northwest Lifestyles

How to prevent diabetes

Current statistics on diabetes are very problematic as they continue to spiral out of control. As many as 5,225 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each day according to the American Diabetes Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 79 million adults in the United States are pre-diabetic, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Northwest Lifestyles Washington

Get Out and Go for adults over 40

This group is not for the couch potato! Whether you’re new to Seattle or a lifelong resident you can socialize with new people, get some exercise and explore new activities every month.  Leave your agendas, laptops and work phone at home and get ready to Get Out and Go! Van rides are available for groups […]

Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Portland woman works out with trainer to thrive at age 93

Portland, OR–Willa Asbjornsen told her daughter she didn’t need to be in an assisted-living community. The 88-year-old wanted to move back home. But Allison Asbjornsen was concerned about her aging mother’s ability to care for herself. The two women agreed to a compromise: Willa could move back home – if she worked out with a […]