Sitting found to be independent risk factor for disability

General Health
USA Today reports that a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2,286 respondents 60 and older found that “every additional hour adults over age 60 spend sitting increases by 50% their risk of being disabled for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and walking.” (more…)
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I Can’t Sleep!

General Health
Feeling awake and alert is a great thing—unless it’s the middle of the night. Insomnia gets most of the attention when it comes to sleep problems, but many of my patients complain about waking up throughout the night, restlessness or trouble falling back to sleep. Here’s what I tell them. (more…)
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