Stanford, CA – People who consider themselves less active than others in their age group – even if that perception isn’t accurate – are more likely to die younger than their peers who consider themselves more active, according to a study from Stanford University.
Dallas – People with metabolic syndrome – an aggregation of factors such as high blood pressure and obesity that increase the risk of heart disease – raise their risk of death from heart disease or stroke if they sleep less than six hours a night, according to a recent study from the American Heart Association.
Ann Arbor, MI – Women who struggle to maintain a positive attitude toward exercise should try to adjust their mindset so they consider all movement – not just intense activity – valid and worthwhile, according to researchers from the University of Michigan.
Washington – Inexperienced teen drivers hit the road in greater numbers during the summer months, raising their likelihood of being involved in a deadly car crash, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Baltimore – Activity levels among older adolescents are “alarmingly low” and by age 19 compare to those of 60-year-olds, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Leawood, KS – Many men don’t follow their doctors’ advice, despite an increase in chronic conditions, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Chicago – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is stressing the importance of taking proper precautions during summer thunderstorms in recognition of the National Weather Service’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 18-24).