AMAC: Expand your lifestyle and your lifespan; ‘It’s that easy but exceptionally rewarding’…
AMAC: Expand your lifestyle and your lifespan; it’s easy say the researchers ‘It’s that easy but exceptionally rewarding’
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 15 — Exert yourself! It’s easier than you think. And, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, new research shows that by just moving around for a cumulative 30 minutes a day will help you live longer.
“The good news is that the study showed you do not have to go to extremes; you reap the benefits even if you just get up off the sofa or your chair and walk around, which is particularly good news for all those seniors out there who abhor the thought of organized exercise,” says Dan Weber, president of the senior advocacy organization.
The research was conducted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York. The lead investigator was Dr. Keith Diaz who says: “If you have a job or lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, you can lower your risk of early death by moving more often, for as long as you want and as your ability allows—whether that means taking an hour-long high-intensity spin class or choosing lower-intensity activities, like walking.”
The study showed that if you engage in even low-intensity activities, such as taking a swim, riding a bike, doing a simple stretching routine or even walking down the street, it will help you live longer by as much as 17%. And, if you want to get frisky — like doing a few push-ups or sit-ups — it can cut the risk of an early death by 35%. And, you don’t have to do it all at once; you simply need to get up a few times a day and log in a total of half-an-hour of activities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control [CDC], more than 30 million men and women 50-years-old and older apparently dismiss the benefits of exerting themselves. And, the CDC says you’ll reap benefits even if you do “moderate-intensity aerobic” exercises for less that 21 1/2 minutes a day, or 150 minutes a week.
Weber says you don’t have to train as if you seek an Olympic medal. “Simple chair squats, which call for you to stand in front of a chair, spreading your legs, bending your knees and alternately sitting and standing a few times. Or you can stand up and for a few minutes at a time balance yourself on one leg and then the other. The idea is to keep moving, but you don’t have to do whole half hour at once. Just do it for several minutes at a time until you’ve logged in 20 to 30 minutes.”
The AMAC chief says that even activities such as walking your dog or taking out the trash qualify. “It’s that easy but exceptionally rewarding as you feel yourself getting just a bit stronger by the weeks, by the months and by the years you’ll be adding to your life.”
As many as one in five adult women suffer from loss of bowel control…..
Let’s Talk About Female Fecal Incontinence by Jodi Bollenbacher, PA-C Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology
Women often avoid discussing accidental bowel
leakage, also known as fecal incontinence. The subject often seems taboo. Women
may think they are the only ones suffering with it and become too embarrassed
to talk about it. As many as one in five adult women suffer from loss of bowel
control. Fecal incontinence has been identified as the inciting
reason prompting nursing home placement in nearly 50 percent of cases. Women
with bowel control problems may leak gas, liquid or solid stool. They may
experience a strong or urgent need to have a bowel movement, stool spotting on
underwear or pads, diarrhea or constipation.
Accidental bowel leakage can occur if there
are problems with the muscles and nerves in the rectum and pelvis. The most common cause of accidental bowel leakage in
females is childbirth. During childbirth, the muscles and tissues of the rectum
may be stretched or torn or your anal sphincter can be injured. Other causes can
be hemorrhoids that prolapse, certain medications that affect stool
consistency, certain illnesses (such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis or stroke)
that can damage the nerves to the rectum, problems with the gastrointestinal
tract (inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or cancer of the
rectum), or surgery/radiation therapy to the pelvic area.
If you are experiencing symptoms of fecal
incontinence, your health care provider can help. Physicians perform an
extensive medical history and exam. Some testing may be necessary such as
anoscopy/proctoscopy, anorectal manometry, defecography, nerve tests or
are several ways that accidental bowel leakage can be treated. The type of
treatment that you have depends on the cause of the problem and how severe it
is. You may be referred to other health care providers who specialize in
treating accidental bowel leakage. Treatment can include lifestyle changes,
biofeedback, medications, sacral nerve stimulation, injections and surgery.
stimulation (InterStim) can be used when the nerves that control the bowels are
not working correctly. In this treatment, a device is implanted under the skin,
usually right above the buttocks. A thin wire is placed near the sacral nerves
(near the tailbone), which control the colon, rectum and anal sphincter. The
device sends a mild electrical signal along the wire to these nerves that
restores the normal function of the bowels. Studies show that more than 80
percent of patients achieve more than 50 percent reduction in incontinent
episodes per week.
who suffer from fecal incontinence are not alone. Speak with your provider
about treatment options today.
“Our Spiritual Climate” based on Luke 6:17-29 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, North Baltimore
This Sunday, February 17, Pastor Ralph Mineo will offer a message titled “Our Spiritual Climate” based on Luke 6:17-29 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. Plan now to join us.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, McComb “Our Spiritual Climate” based on Luke 6:17-29 is the topic of Pastor Ralph Mineo’s sermon for February 17, at St. John ‘s Lutheran in McComb at 8:00 a.m. A joint adult Sunday School with the McComb United Methodist Church begins at 9:15 a.m. We hope you will worship with us.
Math/Science/Social Studies Window is April 1-May 10
Spring Break is April 19-26; PROM is May 4
for all juniors is February 20. Only juniors will attend high school.
Students in grades 9, 10, 12 have the day off of school. Grades 7
and 8 will attend school as usual.
Make-up date is April 2.
Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28. Grades 11-12 are
delayed for 2 hours those 2 days. Buses
run at usual times. Delayed students must provide their own
transportation. Make-up would be March
Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, April 3-4. Grades 11-12 are delayed
for 2 hours those 2 days. Buses run at
usual times. Delayed students must provide their own transportation. Make-up would be April 5.
and Science Grade 8: Wednesday, April 10. Grades 9 and 11-12 are delayed
2 hours that day. Buses run at usual times.
Delayed students must provide their own transportation. Make-up day would be April 11.
History and Government: Wednesday, April 17. HS students not in those
courses (mainly grades 11-12) are delayed 2 hours that day. Buses
run at usual times. Delayed students
must provide their own transportation.
Make-up day would be April 18.