Exercise More Fun When Friends Join You, New Research Shows

Exercise May Lower C-Reactive Protein

Eight times a day, participants received a prompt on their phone that asked them what they were doing, who they were with, where they were, and if they were outdoors, how much “greenness” was in the area. They also rated how happy they were , and how much they were enjoying the activity they were doing. About 84 people reported at least one bout of physical activity over the four days. [ 10 Fitness Apps: Which Is Best for Your Personality? ] Those doing physical activity were happier, and enjoyed the physical activity more, when they were with their spouse, friends or co-workers, compared with when they were alone, according to the findings. People also said they were happier when they were exercising outdoors in green areas.
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Aerobic exercise may be the answer for obesity in teen girls

Children running in park

Not really, says Quentin Letts in theDaily Mail. He describes it as “a PR exercise nothing secret was uttered but a riveting one all the same”. He compares the scene to Skyfall, describing the three spooks Sir John Sawers, head of MI6; Andrew Parker, head of MI5; and Sir Iain Lobban, head of GCHQ as ‘M’, ‘C’ and ‘GCHQ’. “Until recently they would have been MYOB mind your own business but doing some ‘front-of-house’ stuff is now de rigueur.” But The Guardian, which itself came under fire by the chiefs for publishing Snowden’s leaks, says: “There was no Bond villain, no white cat, no steel-rimmed bowler hats just a gentle 90 minutes of polite questioning in which little was demanded or gleaned.” There were many reassurances offered and accusations of improper behaviour were rejected but “no MP or peer seriously tested any of these assertions”, says the newspaper.
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These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. There is a significant inverse relationship between self-reported vigorous-intensity physical activity and elevated levels of C-reactive protein. LOS ANGELES — Individuals who vigorously exercise significantly reduce the odds that they will have high levels of C-reactive protein — a marker of inflammation in the body, researchers reported here. If a person exercised vigorously less than 500 MET (metabolic equivalents) per week, there was a 27% reduction in the odds of having elevated C-reactive protein levels (odds ratio [OR] 0.72, 95% CI 0.59-0.88, P=0.002) when compared with non-exercisers, said lead author Michael Richardson, BSH , a graduate assistant at Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. In his poster presentation at the annual meeting of the World Congress on Insulin Resistance , Richardson also noted that if a person did 500 METs or more per week, the risk reduction was 33% (OR 0.67, 95% CI 0.53-0.84, P=0.001).
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Spy chiefs grilled: PR exercise or triumph for transparency?

Dr. Lee and colleagues in a study examined the effects of aerobic exercise versus resistance exercise alone on visceral adipose tissue ( a type of fat tissue that surrounds internal organs in the abdominal cavity) intrahepatic lipid (within the liver) and insulin sensitivity in obese girls. For the study researchers recruited 44 obese girls (BMI >95th, 12-18 yrs) that were assigned at random to one of three groups; 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three days a week for three months, either running on a treadmill or using an elliptical trainer. Second group; participated in aerobic exercise program, doing 10 whole body resistance exercises using weight machines over the course of each hour-long session at three days a week for three months and the last group was asked not to participate in any structured physical activity program over the course of the study. Prior to starting the exercise program all participants underwent a detailed physical exam that including measuring their total fat, visceral fat, liver fat, and fat embedded in their muscles by various noninvasive means. Measurements of ‘ insulin sensitivity (how sensitive the body is to the effects of insulin) and basic health measures including weight and physical activity were also taken.
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‘beyond Beauty’ Breaks Documentary Box Office Records In Taiwan

our editor recommends Ang Lee, Jia Zhangke to Lead Discussions at Taiwans Golden Horse Festival The film was directed by Chi Po-lin, a former civil servant turned aerial photographer. It was produced by prominent Taiwnese director Hou Hsiao-hsien and scored by Ricky Ho, who did the soundtrack for Wei Te-sheng’s2011 art house hit, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, among other top Taiwanese projects. STORY:Wong Kar Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’ Leads Taiwan’s Golden Horse Nominations The film offers stunning overhead views of Taiwan Islands natural beauty — from its rolling green mountains to craggy coastlines — to communicate a gentle environmentalist message. It is now showing at 44 cinemas across Taiwan, the widest release ever of a locally made documentary, according to distributor Activator Marketing Co.
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Beauty Bites: Blow London Opens Its Doors & Jo Malone Launch Same Day Delivery Service In Time For Christmas

Beauty Bites: Blow London Opens Its Doors & Jo Malone Launch Same Day Delivery Service In Time For Christmas

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Japonesque Announces the Launch of Its Color Collection at ULTA Beauty

5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Known for its world-renowned professional makeup tools, Japonesque announces its foray into the world of color. Created by experts with over 25 years of industry excellence, Japonesque’s new color cosmetics collection features products designed to delight the world’s most discerning makeup enthusiasts and launches exclusively at ULTA Beauty. “After three years of perfecting our formulas and compact designs, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Japonesque color collection,” says Karen McKay, President of Japonesque. “The collection was driven by a no compromise approach to great color shades and fabulous color packaging to house it in. The same precision and superior craftsmanship that has forever defined the Japonesque makeup tools collection is visible in all of our color cosmetics products. The long journey to the creation of the final product was well worth the wait.” The inspiration for the Japonesque color collection began in 2009 during the midst of the U.S. recession. In a time of worry, the brand strived to bring color back into the world. The result is a full range of cosmetics featuring foundations, concealers, powder, blush, lipsticks, lip lacquers, eye shadows, mascara and eyeliner totaling 72 new SKUs. The collection combines high-impact fashion color with pro performance flawlessly refined complexion formulations. The unprecedented color and long wear textures are housed in one-of-a-kind luxurious packaging. No two compacts are exactly the same. “The ULTA Beauty consumer has been a loyal fan of the Japonesque line of makeup tools and we’re thrilled to be the exclusive destination offering a full range of cosmetics to accompany them,” says Janet Taake, ULTA Senior Vice President of Merchandising. “The unique look and feel of each product from the Japonesque cosmetics line will meet the needs of our consumers in search of bold, multidimensional color.” The Japonesque color collection debuted in 220 ULTA Beauty stores nationwide on October 27th and is also available on Ulta.com.
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