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Health and Fitness information for long distance backpackers. Physical and psychological effects of hiking and nature.

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Health & Fitness: Metaphysical Mind Body Linkage Runs Deep, Legs to Brain

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, MIND, & BODY
&
CRAZY LEGS

Metaphysical Mind Body Linkage Runs Deep

Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health,
Frontiers, May 23, 2018.

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HEALTH, FITNESS, & KIDS: A Long, Steady, Decline

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, & KIDS

A Long, Steady, Decline

Study finds boys' fitness has declined over past 20 years,
European Association for the Study of Obesity, May 22, 2018.

 

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Tick Tragedy: Young Lady Killed by Unidentified Lyme Disease

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

Tick Tragedy

Her illness was a mystery; it was a tick bite that killed her. Now mom wants awareness
,
Sierra Star, May 15, 2018.

"Alex Hudson died of a complication as a result of Lyme disease on March 24. She was 22."

"Alex likely had Lyme disease for a decade or longer."

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Global Mosquito Movement, Asian tiger mosquito on the move

 

Global Mosquito Movement

Zika, Dengue, West Nile, & Chikungunya Move with Them

Asian tiger mosquito on the move,
Goethe University Frankfurt, May 18, 2018.

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HEALTH & FITNESS, Cells Share Complex Resources: Nature Creates Tunneling Nanotubes

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

How Cells Share Complex Resources

WOW, Nature Creates Tunneling nanotubes to Amazing...

Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks,
Quanta, April 23, 2018.

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Mind, Body, Breathing as an Integral Aspect of Field Fitness

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Mental and Physical Acuity

Mind, Body, Breathing as Part of Field Fitness

The Yogi masters were right -- meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind,
Trinity College Dublin, May 10, 2018.

"A new study by researchers at Trinity College Dublin explains for the first time the neurophysiological link between breathing and attention."

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Health & Fitness News: Children are as fit as endurance athletes

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
Excellent Observation, Analysis, and Advice for Training Kids

Don't Train Your Kids to be FAT-ASSES

Children are as fit as endurance athletes,
Frontiers, April 24, 2018.

 

"Children not only have fatigue-resistant muscles, but recover very quickly from high-intensity exercise -- even faster than well-trained adult endurance athletes."

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HEALTH & FITNESS, Hot & Healthy: Saunas reduce risk of Stroke & Death

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Hot & Healthy

Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke,
University of Eastern Finland, May 3, 2018.

"In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week."

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SKEETER BEHAVIOR: Mosquitoes bite when thirsty, too

 

SKEETER BEHAVIOR

Mosquitoes bite when thirsty, too,
University of Cincinnati, May 1, 2018.

WHY
"...female mosquitoes bite not only to get the protein they need to lay eggs but also to quench their thirst during a drought."

"...research found that dry conditions provide little protection from the biting pests."

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GOOD HEALTH NEWS: UNWRAPPING the MYSTERIES of GARLIC

 

GOOD HEALTH NEWS

UNWRAPPING the MYSTERIES of GARLIC

It's in the Sulfur Compounds

The complicated biology of garlic,
Cell Press, April 27, 2018.

"...garlic, used for thousands of years to treat human disease, can reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes."

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BASIC HEALTH: Five Practices to a Long Life

 

BASIC HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Five Practices to a Long Life

Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, April 30, 2018.

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KILL PEOPLE FOR PROFITS: Neonicotinoids may alter estrogen production

 

BAD
HEALTH NEWS

HOW TO KILL YOUR OWN PEOPLE FOR PROFITS

Neonicotinoids may alter estrogen production in humans,
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS,  April 27, 2018.

 

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HEALTH NEWS: ROUNDUP FOUND IN EVERYTHING

 

HEALTH NEWS

ROUNDUP FOUND IN EVERYTHING

Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show,
Guardian, April 30, 2018.

"...scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods."

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Super Chocolicious: Chocolate, Cacao, and Flavonoids Fires up Human Metabolic "Pathways"

 

HEALTH & FITNESS
FOOD

Super Chocolicious

Chocolate, Cacao, and Flavonoids Fires up Human Metabolic "Pathways"

New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation,
Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center, April 24, 2018.

 

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Ancient Footprints off Canada Coast: Family Record 13,000 Years Old

 

UPDATED
April 23
Ancient Laetoli Footprints Reveal "Modern-Style" Bi-pedular Apes

 

Original Research

HUMAN CONDITION
Ancient Footprints off Canada Coast

Early American Footprints

Family Record 13,000 Years Old

13,000-year-old human footprints found off Canada's Pacific coast,
PLOS, March 28, 2018.

"...research suggests that, during the last ice age (which ended around 11,700 years ago), humans moved into the Americas from Asia across what was then a land bridge to North America, eventually reaching what is now the west coast of British Columbia..."

"...uncovered 29 human footprints of at least three different sizes in these sediments, which radiocarbon dating estimated to be around 13,000 years old. Measurements and digital photographic analyses revealed that the footprints probably belonged to two adults and a child, all barefoot."

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Heart Health: Antioxidant takes Decades off Old Folk's Hearts

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Heart Health

Antioxidant takes Decades off Old Folk's Hearts

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again,
University of Colorado at Boulder, April 19, 2018.

"... took 20 milligrams per day of a supplement called MitoQ, made by chemically altering the naturally-occurring antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 to make it cling to mitochondria inside cells."

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Health News: Plasmid Sharing Party, Spreading Bacterial Resistance Defeating Antibiotics

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS
Plasmid Sharing Party

Spreading Bacterial Resistance Defeating Antibiotics

Bacterial 'gene swapping' sparks disease outbreaks,
University of Liverpool, April 17, 2018.

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Health News, Megacity Filth: Megacity Pollution Gives Babies Alzheimer's

 

Health & Fitness News
Megacity Filth

Megacity Pollution Gives Babies Alzheimer's

Evidence mounts for Alzheimer's, suicide risks among youth in polluted cities,
The University of Montana, April 13, 2018.

Mexico City Mega Filth

"...increased risks for Alzheimer’s and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities."

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Health News, 2018: Agricultural & Human Antibiotic Waste Treatment does Not Work

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS
More Good Superbug News (NOT)

Agricultural & Human Waste Treatment Does Not Work

Remnants of antibiotics persist in treated farm waste, research finds,
University at Buffalo, April 12, 2018.

 

Background

"Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock."

"When farmers repurpose the animals’ manure as fertilizer or bedding, traces of the medicines leach into the environment, raising concerns that agriculture may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria."

(No, it is certain the bacteria are self-selecting mutations to get around all the antibiotics they are exposed to.)

 

TREATMENT FAILURE

"...two of the most elite waste treatment systems available today on farms do not fully remove antibiotics from manure."

"...leave behind concerning levels of antibiotic residues, which can include both the drugs themselves and molecules that the drugs break down into."

 

FARMERS NOT TREATING MOST CONTAMINATED MANURE

"...uncovered new findings about solid excrement, which is often filtered out from raw, wet manure before the treatment technologies are implemented."

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HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS, 2018 Superbug Patrol: Watching them Carefully

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

2018 Superbug Patrol

Watching them Carefully...

“Nightmare” superbugs continue to lurk in US, but control efforts working,
Ars Technica, April, 4, 2018.

"...latest surveillance data..."

 

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