Today’s Solutions: May 21, 2024

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An easy hack to counteract the harmful health effects of sitting all day

Humans are not designed to spend the entire day seated. Nonetheless, billions of us do it at least five days per week, as Western work patterns dictate. The health consequences of remaining on our bums all day are significant. According to studies, those who sit for extended durations are more Read More...

Walking

Some people have improved cognition while on a walk

While the large majority of us work sitting at a desk, we’ve all had those flashes of insight or a string of new ideas while running or on a walk. It’s probably too much to ask that people do their jobs running on a treadmill, but new research shows some have improved cognition while Read More...

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7 simple and affordable ways you can practice self-care

Self-care doesn’t need to be elaborate - or expensive. In fact, some simple and affordable forms of self-care can go a long way when you’re looking for something to do that will make you feel better. Here are seven ways to take a calming moment for yourself, any time, any day: Start a Read More...

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Simple movement is connected to better brain health in older adults

It goes without saying that practicing regular exercise offers plentiful benefits for our overall health, but as we age, engaging in the same exercise regimes that we did in our youth might not be possible or even advisable. However, a new study focused on people in their eighties found that Read More...

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Another reason to get good sleep? It affects the way we walk

When you don’t get enough sleep you might notice that you feel more fatigued, irritable, or anxious. Sleep impacts every aspect of our day-to-day lives and in fact, according to new research, it can even impact how we walk. Research from the University of São Paulo shows that sleep-deprived Read More...

Aiming for 10,000 steps a day?

Aiming for 10,000 steps a day? Science says fewer may be enough

You’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to log 10,000 steps a day for optimal health, but new research suggests you may not actually have to walk that much to reap the benefits of an active day. A 2019 study finds that women who average 4,400 steps per day have a lower risk of mortality Read More...

6 tips and tricks to sit less

6 tips and tricks to sit less during the day while at home

As the pandemic has limited our possibilities to engage in social and physical activities outdoors, and with more people staying home as a result, many of us have found ourselves sitting more than usual. As you might be aware by now, too much sitting can have adverse effects on your physical Read More...

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Northeastern project shows how green infrastructure saves lives and money

We all know that biking and walking are good for our physical health, but it turns out the benefits of promoting these healthy transportation options go far beyond personal health and wellness. A new study analyzing the health and economic benefits of a proposed green infrastructure project found Read More...

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Five ways our brains benefit from a simple walk

Walking is an often-underrated form of exercise, but with the pandemic seriously limiting the activities made available to us, we have gained a renewed appreciation for simply going on a walk. These days, few things require such minimal effort yet reap so many benefits. Walking improves sleep Read More...

Britain to invest $2.5 billion

Britain to invest $2.5 billion into cycling and walking after pandemic

The UK is viewing the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to reduce crowding on public transport and gridlock on roads. To do this, the UK has announced a £2 billion ($2.5 billion) package to put cycling and walking “at the heart of” Britain’s post-coronavirus transportation Read More...