MORNING YOGA DAY 1

DNA methylation‐based biomarkers of aging were slowed down in a two‐year diet and physical activity intervention trial: the DAMA study – Fiorito – – Aging Cell – Wiley Online Library

DAMA study is intentionally based on non-extreme interventions, meaning that relatively easily achievable changes in one’s lifestyle behaviors lead to a significant slowing down of biological aging biomarkers, which in turn are associated with higher longevity, lower risk of developing age-related diseases, and increased quality of life in the older age. Further, our results indicate that dietary quality and physical activity influence epigenetic aging through complementary molecular mechanisms, suggesting that their effect is potentially cumulative rather than interchangeable.

Source: DNA methylation‐based biomarkers of aging were slowed down in a two‐year diet and physical activity intervention trial: the DAMA study – Fiorito – – Aging Cell – Wiley Online Library

The Mediterranean diet helps improve cognitive function and memory – Idibell

Source: The Mediterranean diet helps improve cognitive function and memory – Idibell

A Path Towards Harm – POST COMPETITIVE INSIGHT

I have been learning to be sensitive to signals of and mitigate pain for about a decade now.  My training revolves around feeling things out, noticing any off-ness, spending some time and attention there, and finishing the session… Read more ›

Source: A Path Towards Harm – POST COMPETITIVE INSIGHT

German election: 85,000 adults with disabilities can vote for the first time

Germany’s top court decided in 2019 that adults who have legal guardians should no longer be barred from taking part in elections. Now many of them will do so for the first time.

Source: German election: 85,000 adults with disabilities can vote for the first time | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 17.09.2021

Longitudinal Trends in Body Mass Index Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Aged 2–19 Years — United States, 2018–2020

This report describes BMI increases among children aged 2–19 years during the COVID-19 pandemic.

the rate of body mass index (BMI) increase approximately doubled

Source: Longitudinal Trends in Body Mass Index Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Aged 2–19 Years — United States, 2018–2020 | MMWR

Benesh Movement Notation™

The Benesh Movement Notation score

The elegance delights me.

Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet | NEJM

Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet

Source: Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet | NEJM

Assessing Causality in the Association between Child Adiposity and Physical Activity Levels: A Mendelian Randomization Analysis

This study does suggest that trying to persuade obese children to lose weight by exercising more is likely to be ineffective….

Source: Assessing Causality in the Association between Child Adiposity and Physical Activity Levels: A Mendelian Randomization Analysis

Fatness predicts decreased physical activity and increased sedentary time, but not vice versa: support from a longitudinal study in 8- to 11-year-old children | International Journal of Obesity

Our results suggest that adiposity is a better predictor of PA and sedentary behavior changes than the other way around.

Source: Fatness predicts decreased physical activity and increased sedentary time, but not vice versa: support from a longitudinal study in 8- to 11-year-old children | International Journal of Obesity