People who faithfully adhere to 10,000 daily steps may be surprised to learn that this widely accepted target did not originate as the result of years of scientific research. Instead, it grew out of the marketing campaign for a Japanese pedometer invented in 1965. The name of the pedometer was Manpo-kei (10,000-step meter), and the ads said, “Let’s walk 10,000 steps a day!” More than 50 years later, that idea has retained its power. Many researchers have studied the 10,000-step number to see whether it holds weight. The answer is yes, and no. Although 10,000 steps is not universally appropriate for all ages, genders and levels of physical function, it is considered “a reasonable target for healthy adults,” said a 2011 research review published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Here’s why: Most Americans take 4,000 to 6,000 steps through general daily action — working, shopping, walking through parking … [Read more...] about The 10,000-step goal is a decent idea, even if it isn’t based on science
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When news broke more than seven weeks ago that Butler wanted to be traded from the Timberwolves, conventional wisdom was that a deal could come together quickly despite the poor timing. The Wolves excused Butler from the early part of training camp, and my guess was a trade would happen within a week of that milestone. Things quieted down and I only became more convinced that something was about to happen — and it almost did before a reported deal between the Heat and Wolves broke down not long before the start of the season. Then Butler made his noisy return to practice. This has to be it, right? Now he’s going to be dealt. Nope. The season started, and a weird sort of dysfunctional equilibrium set in. Butler has mostly played — and mostly put up good numbers when he does — but has also sat out three games and insisted he calls the shots on those decisions. Here we are on Nov. 8, and Butler is still with the Wolves. With that as a preamble, don’t confuse … [Read more...] about Five reasons why this would be a good time to trade Jimmy Butler
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
For many of us — especially those who’ve invested in a FitBit, an Apple watch or other wearable device — taking 10,000 steps each day has become more than an exercise goal. It’s become an established fixture of what we perceive as a physically fit lifestyle, and a sign that we’re taking healthy living seriously. But, as with so many of our other longstanding health-related beliefs, few of us ask where the 10,000-steps-a-day goal came from. Why that particular number of steps? Why not 5,000 — or 15,000? In an article published Monday in the Guardian newspaper, health journalist David Cox examines the source of the claim that 10,000 daily steps are needed to be healthy. As he explains, the source is rather spurious. “10,000 steps is a completely arbitrary figure, one that originates from a successful Japanese marketing campaign in the mid-60s,” he writes. “In an attempt to capitalize on the immense popularity of the 1964 Tokyo … [Read more...] about Taking 10,000 steps a day may be a healthy fitness goal, but it’s also an arbitrary one
Sharon Cohen, Ap National Writer Updated 9:10 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Searchers pause against the scenery while looking for clues in the disappearance of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who has been missing for over a year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Babb, Mont., Thursday July 12, 2018. Ashley's disappearance is one small chapter in what one senator calls an epidemic, the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are in the U.S., partly because some go unreported and others haven't been accurately documented. less Searchers pause against the scenery while looking for clues in the disappearance of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who has been missing for over a year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Babb, Mont., Thursday ... more Photo: David Goldman, AP Roxanne White, whose aunt was murdered in 1996, sings and drums a … [Read more...] about #NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?