exercise http://wlrn.org en UM Study Finds Suburban Residents At Higher Risk Of Obesity http://wlrn.org/post/um-study-finds-suburban-residents-higher-risk-obesity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a study conducted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the School of Architecture, researchers found that participants who live in suburban "sprawling communities" faced greater risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The study looked at the walking habits of 400 Cuban immigrants in Miami-Dade County. Dr. Jose Szapocznik, principal investigator and chair of public health sciences, believes the results from this sample can apply to the community as a whole.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:14:46 +0000 Carla Javier 34971 at http://wlrn.org UM Study Finds Suburban Residents At Higher Risk Of Obesity The Mental and Health Benefits of Tai-Chi http://wlrn.org/post/mental-and-health-benefits-tai-chi <p></p><p>10/03/13 - Thursday&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> begins with Tai-Chi master <strong><a href="http://arthurrosenfeld.com/">Arthur Rosenfeld</a></strong>, who shares&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">its&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">mental and health benefits. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though a martial art, Tai-Chi is a low-impact, meditative exercise which lowers&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">blood pressure and heightens the immune-system. &nbsp;His book is&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://amzn.to/19jjZk6"><em><strong>Tai Chi &mdash; The Perfect Exercise</strong></em></a>. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And more . . . <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer">Linda </a></strong></span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer">Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with former White House Chef John Moeller, who served the dining and entertaining needs of three Presidents. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He&rsquo;ll relate some remarkable moments.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 21536 at http://wlrn.org The Mental and Health Benefits of Tai-Chi