Letters: Biking has lots of advantages over driving | Letters

A few years ago, I started biking as my main form of transportation. Shortly thereafter, I realized there weren’t that many people biking, even though New Orleans has flat land, relatively good weather, and everything the city has to offer is in close proximity. One thing I quickly noticed was most people make unfair assumptions about people biking. I often hear quips about people biking having suspended driver’s licenses, being unemployed or unable to afford a car. I chose…

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Healthbeat 4: Understanding the warning signs of heart disease

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) —  February is American Heart Month. According to the Women’s Heart Foundation, 8 million women in the U.S. are currently living with heart disease. 435,000 American women have heart attacks annually. Women under age 50 who suffer a heart attack are twice as likely as men’s to be fatal. Three days a week you can find Kathy Lennon at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s cardiac rehabilitation center.It’s a place she didn’t think she’d be just over…

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I stayed in the UK’s best hotel according to TripAdvisor

“Napoleon had a saying. ‘In victory one should drink champagne; in defeat one needs it’,” says guest services representative Jean Nicolas, nodding at the marble bust of Napoleon. His colleague clinks the bottles on the trolley beneath the tricorne-hatted bust. “Pink or white? Lanson or Louis Roederer?” No wonder, I think, this place has just been named Britain’s best hotel. Check-in at Hotel 41 is unlike a standard hotel check-in. And last month, the hotel was named the best…

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Socioeconomic Factors’ Impact on MS Investigated

North Vancouver resident Marilyn Lenzen, who was diagnosed with MS nearly two decades ago, hopes that everyone with MS, regardless of their socioeconomic status, has access to the same lifestyle opportunities to slow the progression of their disease. Credit: Courtesy Marilyn Lenzen Neighbourhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. UBC researchers, along with colleagues in Wales, compared population health data…

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Could electric bikes be even better for seniors’ health than regular b…

Using an e-bike, which is fitted with an electric motor to help with pedaling, can help boost seniors well-being, according to new research. (AFP Relaxnews pic) New UK research has found that, despite offering a little extra help with pedalling, electric bikes may provide even bigger brain benefits for seniors than traditional bikes. Carried out by researchers at the University of Reading and Oxford Brookes University, the new small-scale study looked at 100 adults aged 50 to 83. Among…

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5 Inexpensive Health Hacks Guaranteed to Make You Feel Better

Your health should be simple, don’t overthink it. Photo: Aaron Thomas Editor’s Note: This feature is part of The Inertia‘s Health and Wellness Spotlight, an initiative that explores emerging trends in nutrition, diet, and fitness in surf and outdoor culture. We’ll be releasing a feature each day this week with your health in mind, so check back here daily. Unequivocally, excellent health enables more time to fully enjoy the ocean and outdoors. This initiative is powered by our friends…

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Roy Hodgson: The Premier League’s oldest manager – by those who know h…

Roy Hodgson is in charge of his fifth Premier League club – only Mark Hughes (six) and Sam Allardyce (seven) have managed more According to former England defender Gary Neville, Roy Hodgson deserves to be recognised as “one of the great English coaches”. But for the first 31 years of his career, the Crystal Palace manager had barely registered on the radar in his home country. His one job in England had been at Bristol City – an unremarkable…

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5 Ways to Live a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle in your 50s and Beyon…

Hi Thrive readers! Please take our one-minute survey to tell us your thoughts on Thrive stories and also Quaker (a bit unexpected, but we really want to know what you think!) Late-night binge-watching sessions, jumbo pastries for breakfast every day, counting your steps to the bathroom as exercise: You might have gotten away with those less-than-healthy choices in your twenties, or even your thirties, but they weren’t great ideas then – and they’re definitely not going to fly as…

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What’s the latest with major Iowa/Iowa State target Josh Volk?

CLOSE Iowa, Iowa State and Drake are far from alone in their full-throttle pursuit of Dowling Catholic 2020 guard Caitlin Clark. Matthew Bain, Sports writer Let’s get right to the questions. Which way are Josh Volk and Blaise Gunnerson leaning? Are they a package deal? — @iowafanwilliams Cedar Rapids Xavier offensive lineman Josh Volk and Kuemper Catholic defensive end Blaise Gunnerson are both major in-state 2020 targets for Iowa State and Iowa. First, real quick on Gunnerson: He declined…

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South County YMCA installs new bike to help the disabled exercise

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — With the help of a friendly donor, the South County YMCA unveiled a new work-out bike that will provide those with disabilities a chance to exercise. On Tuesday, the YMCA  of Greater Providence acquired a functional electrical stimulation (FES) bicycle that uses electrical pulses to enable a pedaler’s muscles, even though they may be weak or paralyzed. Tori Andreozzi, a young Narragansett woman who became paralyzed after being hit by a drunk driver several years…

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