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The death of the diet industry – Business Insider

The diet industry is shifting. A major shift in American attitudes is changing the game for diet companies and the food industry. Americans are no longer obsessed with just losing weight, and it is changing the dieting industry as a whole. People looking to get healthy a decade ago turned …

The Downside of Treadmill Desks – NYTimes.com

Treadmill desks can be good exercise, but they may impair the ability to concentrate and remember. Treadmill desks are popular, even aspirational, in many offices today since they can help those of us who are deskbound move more, burn extra calories and generally improve our health. But an interesting new …

Too Much Cardiac Testing – NYTimes.com

The electrocardiogram you got at your most recent physical may have been a waste of time and money. A guideline from the American College of Physicianspublished Monday in The Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that routine cardiac testing of adults without symptoms has not been shown to improve patient outcomes, and can lead …

To Age Well, Walk – NYTimes.com

Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date. The results, published on Tuesday in the journal JAMA, reinforce the necessity of frequent physical activity for our aging parents, …

Celeb birthdays for July 12, 2012

 Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 75. Singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 69. Actress Denise Nicholas (“In the Heat of the Night”) is 68. Actor Jay Thomas is 64. Singer Walter Egan is 64. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 64. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 61. Actress Mel Harris (“thirtysomething”) is …

Capriles rallies Venezuelans to challenge Chavez | Reuters

(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans flooded downtown Caracas on Sunday to support opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in the biggest rally to date of his campaign to unseat cancer-stricken socialist President Hugo Chavez. The athletic 39-year-old walked and jogged 10 km (6.2 miles) in the company of supporters to …