Top 10 Laziest States in America

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The top spot as the laziest state in the union is Tennessee

In the earliest days of the U.S., the frontier was a tough place to live. Surely more than one pioneer, upon reaching the rushing and roiling Mississippi River, turned to his wagon-mates and said, with a wave of his hand, “Yeah, this looks like a nice place to settle, let’s call it a day.”

 

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Sex Everyday Keeps Diseases Away!

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There are several other reasons why you need to have sex more often.
If you thought that the only benefit of sex was, well, pleasure, here’s some news for you. Making love is good for adults. And making love regularly is even better. Not only does it help you sleep well, relieve stress and burn calories, there are also several other reasons why you need to have sex more often.

 

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Alcohol’s Benefits to Heart Health

In excess: not so beneficial, but a fun time indeed.

Many studies support the assertion that moderate drinking is beneficial when it comes to cardiovascular health, and for the first time scientists have discovered that a well-known molecule, called Notch, may be behind alcohol’s protective effects. Down the road, this finding could help scientists create a new treatment for heart disease that mimics the beneficial influence of modest alcohol consumption.

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Mathematical Equation Calculates Cost of Walking for First Time

Why do tall people burn less energy per kilogram when walking?

Any parent that takes their kid out for a walk knows that children tire more quickly than adults, but why is that? Do kids and small adults walk differently from taller people or do they tire faster for some other reason? Peter Weyand from Southern Methodist University, USA, is fascinated by the effect that body size has on physiological function.

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Super Rats Resistant to Disease!?

Can I Have Some of that Potion?

Everybody knows that if you’re physically fit, you’re less likely to get a wide range of diseases. What most people don’t know is that some people are “naturally” in better shape than others, and this variation in conditioning makes it difficult to test for disease risk and drug effectiveness in animal models.

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Counteract the Unhealthy Affects of Sitting All Day with the Treadmill Desk

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Treadmill desk

It’s really hard to keep healthy by staying glued to desk job the entire day. Everybody knows that such sedentary lifestyle sets the stage for a host of health hazards from chronic pain to heart attacks. To evade such physical problems and help people stay fit, Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic has created the Treadmill Desk.

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VI Fit – Video Game Project to Help Blind Children Exercise

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VI Fit video games help visually impaired children become more physically active.

VI Fit, a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, helps children who are blind become more physically active and healthy through video games. The human-computer interaction research team in the computer science and engineering department has developed a motion-sensing-based tennis and bowling exergame.

 

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Pain During a New Fitness Routine is a Good Thing

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Exercise pain happens to everyone.

Early exercise discomfort happens to everyone. But fear of those initial sensations can cause people to play it safe.  In the world of fitness, practice doesn’t just make you perfect, it also makes you more comfortable.  As you first dig into a new fitness regimen, as many people do this time of year, the discomfort of exercise can be, well, uncomfortable. The burning muscles and gasping for breath can feel desperate.

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