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where I figured I'd laugh myself into an endorphin-induced buzz. But then I realized that my couch potato high would quickly lead to couch potato thighs. So I devised a new plan: I'd watch TV at the gym (even injured ex-runners like
Photo: Thinkstock Hard to imagine that 40 years ago a presidential act had to be passed to ensure that "no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." But it did, and that act, Title IX, helped
Do-gooder series like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and special episodes like American Idol's Idol Gives Back have turned cause-championing into successful television.
Have you gone back to to overeating, being a couch potato , smoking or whatever behavior you resolved to quit this ..... at least trying, and go back to overeating, being a couch potato , smoking or whatever behavior it was we had wanted to
by reducing their major risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes, physical inactivity and poor nutrition. "If we can intervene early enough—particularly now that we know the disease starts early
Decisions for living a healthier life like smoking, seat belt use, driving under the influence (due to alcohol or other drugs), physical inactivity , eating habits and diet and high risk sexual practices are all within in your control.
their own rich imaginations. And they set themselves up for obesity and other health problems that come with physical inactivity . In The Best Way To Play, Little Bill shows your child a way to use television as a springboard for creative
Institutes in Taiwan of more than 400,000 people. (And more means more: 30 minutes daily gets you four years more than a couch potato .) Cancer rates among exercisers dropped by 10 percent ; heart disease by 20 percent. Granted, these are just statistics
sporadic activity—one minute here, six there—had significantly higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels than true couch potatoes , finds a study at Queen's University in Ontario. The key is breaking up sedentary time: If you sit for more than two
the doctor away. When it comes to life insurance, individual premiums are lower for fit people and nonsmokers than for couch potatoes and those who light up. Plus, healthier folks are less likely to have to retire early—which can give them the flexibility