Shohaku Okumura A Good for Nothing Life – YouTube

We Are All Making Fitness Way Too Complex | by Brad Stulberg | Sep, 2021 | Elemental

There’s a simpler — and better — way

Source: We Are All Making Fitness Way Too Complex | by Brad Stulberg | Sep, 2021 | Elemental

Incident Major Depressive Disorder Predicted by Three Measures of Insulin Resistance: A Dutch Cohort Study | American Journal of Psychiatry

Objective: Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet, there remain significant challenges in predicting new cases of major depression and devising strategies to prevent the disorder. An important first step in this process is identifying risk factors for the incidence of major depression. There is accumulating biological evidence linking insulin resistance, another highly prevalent condition, and depressive disorders. The objectives of this study were to examine whether three surrogate measures of insulin resistance (high triglyceride-HDL [high-density lipoprotein] ratio; prediabetes, as indicated by fasting plasma glucose level; and high central adiposity, as measured by waist circumference) at the time of study enrollment were associated with an increased rate of incident major depressive disorder over a 9-year follow-up period and to assess whether the new onset of these surrogate measures during the first 2 years after study enrollment was predictive of incident major depressive disorder during the subsequent follow-up period. Methods: The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA) is a multisite longitudinal study of the course and consequences of depressive and anxiety disorders in adults. The study population comprised 601 NESDA participants (18–65 years old) without a lifetime history of depression or anxiety disorders. The study’s outcome was incident major depressive disorder, defined using DSM-IV criteria. Exposure measures included triglyceride-HDL ratio, fasting plasma glucose level, and waist circumference. Results: Fourteen percent of the sample developed major depressive disorder during follow-up. Cox proportional hazards models indicated that higher triglyceride-HDL ratio was positively associated with an increased risk for incident major depression (hazard ratio=1.89, 95% CI=1.15, 3.11), as were higher fasting plasma glucose levels (hazard ratio=1.37, 95% CI=1.05, 1.77) and higher waist circumference (hazard ratio=1.11 95% CI=1.01, 1.21). The development of prediabetes in the 2-year period after study enrollment was positively associated with incident major depressive disorder (hazard ratio=2.66, 95% CI=1.13, 6.27). The development of high triglyceride-HDL ratio and high central adiposity (cut-point ≥100 cm) in the same period was not associated with incident major depression. Conclusions: Three surrogate measures of insulin resistance positively predicted incident major depressive disorder in a 9-year follow-up period among adults with no history of depression or anxiety disorder. In addition, the development of prediabetes between enrollment and the 2-year study visit was positively associated with incident major depressive disorder. These findings may have utility for evaluating the risk for the development of major depression among patients with insulin resistance or metabolic pathology.

Source: Incident Major Depressive Disorder Predicted by Three Measures of Insulin Resistance: A Dutch Cohort Study | American Journal of Psychiatry

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

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