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Shed 9 Years Off Your Body Exercising Like This
There’s no definitive way to stop the natural process we all dread: aging. But, new research suggests there’s possibly a way to slow down the process in our cells.
“Just because you’re 40, doesn’t mean you’re 40 years old biologically,” said study author Larry Tucker, in a news release. “We all know people that seem younger than their actual age. The more physically active we are, the less biological aging takes place in our bodies.”
In his study, published in the journal Preventative Medicine, Tucker found that high levels of consistent exercise is associated with nine years of reduced cellular aging.
Tucker, an exercise science professor at Brigham Young University, studied telomeres, which are a specific region of cells correlated with aging. Telomeres are caps at the end of DNA strands that protect our genetic information. As we age, these caps become shorter.
He analyzed the length of telomeres in over 5,800 adults who participated in the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is one of the few data sources that collects telomere length value. The survey also includes data for 62 types of physical activity participants may have engaged in over the course of one month.
He found that adults with high physical activity levels have significantly longer telomeres than those who are sedentary, which indicated a nine year biological aging advantage. They also had an seven-year advantage over those who were moderately active. For women, highly active meant jogging five days per week for at least 30 minutes, and 40 minutes for men.
“If you want to see a real difference in slowing your biological aging, it appears that a little exercise won’t cut it,” said Tucker. “You have to work out regularly at high levels.”
Tucker was surprised to learn that there was not a significant difference in telomere length between those who got low or moderate exercise and people who didn’t exercise.
Although exercising may help preserve telomeres, it’s still not understood why, but it may be related to inflammation and oxidative stress.
“We know that regular physical activity helps to reduce mortality and prolong life, and now we know part of that advantage may be due to the preservation of telomeres,” said Tucker.
This study builds on previous research that has associated longer telomeres with exercise. A 2015 study found that the more variety of exercise types, such as walking, riding a bike or weight training, a person engaged in, the lesser their risk was for having unusually short telomeres. But, the researchers point out that the study is associational; therefore, it doesn’t show if exercise causes the telomere length to change. It only shows that those who are physically active tend to have longer telomeres.
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Thursday - Western Pocono Community Library,
Thursday May 18 Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: 9:15 am - Basic Stretch, 10:30 am - Strength Cond, 6:30 pm - Story Time, 7:00 pm - Book worms
Money 101 Workshop
Money 101 Workshop with free lunch. Limited Seating! Reserve now. Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM. Pocono Family Insurance Agency LLC Mulberry St Deli 1523 North 9th St, Stroudsburg. Go to school for 12-16 years to learn reading , writing, and math. But never learn how "Money Works". We are inviting everyone to this FREE luncheon workshop called Money 101. Not selling CDs or books. Instead this is educating the community on Tax Free Savings, College Funding, and How Money Works! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-241-9335.
YMCA Meet n' Greet
Meet n' Greet! Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM. Pocono Family YMCA 809 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Meet & Greet the Branch Executive Director as well as a Board Member. Every 3rd Thursday. The Pocono Family YMCA invites the community to the YMCA lobby to meet & greet with the Branch Executive Director, Jodi Perry-Petrozak, as well as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors. Please stop by and say hello. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 570-421-2525.
Entertainment This Week
Dead Men Plays Sherman Showcase
Dead Men - Sherman Showcase w/ Aim, Fire, For Ages, and Kuato. Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Sherman Theater 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-420-2808.
Early Birdie Golf Special
Early Birdie Golf Special. Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Fernwood Golf Course Rt. 209, Bushkill. Come play a round of golf before it gets busy! 18 holes, par 71. Golf special is offered on Fridays, 8 am to noon, until May 19, 2017. Pay just $29 for one round of golf, greens fee and cart included. Tee time required. Phone: 888-337-6966.
Endless tubing at Blue Lightning
Frugal Fridays at Blue Lightning Tubing. Friday, May 19, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Blue Lightning Tubing 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Endless tubing at Blue Lightning! The only all-season tubing park in the Poconos. $19.00 per person. Includes tubing ticket and $5.00 food credit for Wintergreens Patio Grill. Email: email@example.com, Phone: 800-335-1113.
Classic R&B Night
Classic R&B Night. Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Fernwood Resort- Wintergreens Patio Grill 124 Golf Drive, East Stroudsburg. Join Wintergreens Patio Grill for a night of favorite R&B songs. Hosted by Shawn Harvey with music played by DJ HotSause. FREE to resort guests. Doors open at 8 pm, showtime is at 9 pm. Phone: 570-982-6950.
Live Eagle Nest Cam
Norman Movie Showing
Norman. Rated R | Run Time 2 hr 07min. Friday, May 19, 2017 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM to Friday, May 26, 2017 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM. Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center 88 South Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg. Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (original title)
Friday - Western Pocono Community Library,
Friday May 19 Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville: 10:00 am - Cardio Class: 1:00 pm - Story Time for Children with Special Needs
Advisory Board Meeting
Carbon-Monroe-Pike MH/DS Advisory Board Meeting. Monday, May 22, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health and Developmental Services 724 Phillips Street, Suite 202 Stroudsburg.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - May 18
Mount St. Helens erupts - 1980
Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people on this day in 1980. Ash from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota.
Seismic activity at Mount St. Helens, which is 96 miles south of Seattle, began on March 16. A 4.2-magnitude tremor was recorded four days later and then, on March 23-24, there were 174 different recorded tremors. The first eruption occurred on March 27, when a 250-foot wide vent opened up on top of the mountain. Ash was blasted 10,000 feet in the air, some of which came down nearly 300 miles away in Spokane. The ash caused static electricity and lightning bolts.
Authorities issued a hazard watch for a 50-mile radius around the mountain. The National Guard set up road blocks to prevent access to the area, but these were easily avoided by using the region’s unguarded logging roads. Many residents of the area evacuated, but a substantial number refused. Harry Truman, 84—no relation to the former president—was one resident who refused to move and, after receiving a great deal of positive media coverage for his decision, became a national icon as well as, later, the subject of a local memorial.
Throughout April, scientists watched a bulge on the north side of Mount St. Helens grow larger and larger. Finally, on May 18 at 8:32 a.m., a sudden 5.1-magnitude earthquake and eruption rocked the mountain. The north side of the peak rippled and blasted out ash at 650 miles per hour. A cloud of ash, rocks, gas and glacial ice roared down the side of the mountain at 100 mph. Fourteen miles of the Toutle River were buried up to 150 feet deep in the debris. Magma, at 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, flowed for miles.
The 24-megaton blast demolished a 230-square-mile area around the mountain. Geologist Dave Johnson was the closest to the eruption when it blew. He was on his radio that morning and was only able to say, Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it! before his truck was pushed over a ridge and he was killed.
Millions of trees were scorched and burned by the hot air alone. When the glacier atop the mountain melted, a massive mudslide wiped out homes and dammed up rivers throughout the area. The plume of ash belched out for nine hours; easterly winds carried it across the state and as far away as Minneapolis, Minnesota. The falling ash clogged carburetors and thousands of motorists were stranded. Fifty-seven people died overall from suffocation, burns and other assorted injuries. Twenty-seven bodies, including that of the stubborn Harry Truman, were never found. Mount St. Helens went from 9,600 feet high to only 8,300 feet high in a matter of seconds.
Thursday Night Throwdown
Thursday Night Throwdown - Sherman Showcase ft. Cook Bag, Happy Hawthorne, Houston & the Dirty Rats, Blind Choice, Gabby Borges. Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Sherman Theater 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 570-420-2808.
Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission Meeting. Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 2162 Route 715 PO Box 213, Reeders. Jackson Township Planning Commission meeting.
Day Trip to NYC
Day Trip to NYC. Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Fernwood Resort 5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg. Pocono Day Tripper and Fernwood Resort invite guests to spend an exciting day exploring New York City! The bus leaves from Shawnee Village on Thursday morning at 7:00 AM sharp and arrives at the new York 9/11 Memorial at approximately 8:45 AM. Here, begin with a 2-hour tour of the historial 9/11 Museum from 9:30-11:30 or split off and go on a new adventure in NYC.
The bus will then depart at 11:30 AM to meet up with the NY Zephyr - Express Liberty Boat Cruise to the Statue of Liberty at 12:00. Narrated by an informative and entertaining guide, the ferry stops at the feet of Lady Liberty during this 60 minute cruise. Day trippers will then reboard the bus for a bus tour of Manhattan, ending in Central Park West area around 3:00 PM. Everyone can spend 2 hours exploring Times Square and Central Park before boarding the bus at 5:00 PM to return back to Fernwood. For ticket pricing and information, please call Peter Luck at (570) 977-7731. Email: email@example.com
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Michigan woman wins lottery twice in three months
(UPI) -- A lucky Michigan woman claimed her second prize from the state lottery in three months on Wednesday.
The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, won $60,000 playing the Michigan State Lottery's VIP Black online game on Tuesday nearly three months after she won $2 million playing the Lottery's $2,000,000 Bonus instant game in January.
"I've got to be the luckiest woman in Jackson County," the woman said when she claimed her prize at the lottery office the next day. "I'm just still in awe that I won another huge Lottery prize."
The woman won her first prize by purchasing a ticket at the Marathon gas station in Spring Arbor, but won the second playing the VIP Black game online in her home.
"VIP Black is my favorite online game. Since I'm retired now, I have some spare time and decided to play the game Tuesday afternoon. I hit for $60,000 on the first number of my third ticket," she said.
She plans to save up her winnings to continue enjoying her retirement with her husband.
"This really has been the most amazing year for me. It's like a big fat dream and I don't want to wake up," she said.
Four Numbers You Need To Know To Stay Healthy
(NAPSI)—We need to remember plenty of numbers—phone, debit card PIN, ZIP code, Social Security and many others.
But do you know your most important health numbers? Knowing these—and doing something about them—can improve your health and reduce your medical costs. Some essential numbers to know and keep an eye on are blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and blood glucose.
Taking a health assessment can help you learn how to use these numbers to positively impact your overall health. Most health insurers, like Health Alliance Plan (HAP), offer this resource to help you examine your overall health, identify high-risk areas and receive recommendations to support healthy habits.
Here are some key numbers to monitor and tips from HAP to stay in the right range.
1. Less than 120/80 mmHg—blood pressure. The top number (systolic) measures how hard the heart is pumping; the lower number (diastolic) measures its pressure at rest. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the force of blood against the walls of your arteries and veins is elevated. High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.
Blood pressure indicators are: less than 120/80, normal; 120−139/80−89, prehypertension; 140−159/90−99, stage 1 high blood pressure; and 160 and above/100 and above, stage 2 high blood pressure.
Tips: Eat right, exercise to maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking and lower salt intake. Cook meals with fresh ingredients, and cut back on processed foods and fast food.
2. Less than 200 mg/dL—cholesterol. High cholesterol is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. Too much cholesterol can collect and harden on the walls of your arteries, blocking blood flow.
Good levels are less than 200 mg/dL for total cholesterol, less than 100 mg/dL for LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and >50 mg/dL for HDL (“good” cholesterol). It’s ideal to have a low LDL level and high HDL level.
Tips: Eat foods low in fat (especially saturated fat) and low in cholesterol to lower LDL (bad) levels. Exercising regularly and quitting smoking increase HDL (good) levels.
3. 18.5−24.9 kg/m2—body mass index (BMI). BMI is based on weight and height and is an estimate of body fat. It can indicate your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and certain cancers. BMI values vary by sex, race and age. A healthcare provider can perform further assessments.
BMI levels are categorized as: below 18.5, underweight; 18.5−24.9, normal; 25−29.9, overweight; and 30 and above, obese. Go to cdc.gov for a BMI calculator.
Tips: Make healthy food choices and be more active. Join a supervised weight-loss program, and participate in nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian.
4. Less than or equal to 100 mg/ dL—blood glucose. This is how much sugar (glucose) is in your blood. A glucose test can check for diabetes, see how diabetes treatment is working and check for blood sugar levels.
Normal values for adults without prediabetes or diabetes: fasting test, less than or equal to 100; 2 hours after eating (postprandial), less than 140 if age 50 or younger, less than 150 if age 50 to 60, and less than 160 if age 60 and older; and random (casual) testing, generally 80 to 120 before meals or when waking up and 100 to 140 at bedtime.
Tips: Avoid foods with sugar or carbohydrates. Drink water or calorie-free liquids. Avoid coffee, alcohol, soda pop and anything with a lot of sugar in it.
A health assessment is a key part of a healthier you. Knowing your numbers and using them to initiate positive changes can make a real difference in your health—and your life.
Visit hap.org/health for other health and wellness tips.
Get to the Bottom of Water Waste
(NAPSI)—Have your water bills started creeping up? Or, if less than five people live in your home, does your winter water bill exceed 12,000 gallons per month? Then it’s no mystery; you probably have a water leak.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry! EPA’s WaterSense® program has announced March 20 through 26 as its ninth annual Fix a Leak Week, a time to search out water leaks and stop them in their tracks.
Become a leak detective and follow three simple clues—check, twist, replace—to solve the mystery of water waste in your home.
Check: Examine your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the number changes, you probably have a leak and should investigate further. Check for silent toilet leaks by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank, then wait 10 minutes; if some color sneaks into the bowl before you flush, the culprit is likely a worn toilet flapper that needs to be replaced.
Twist: Next, snoop around for dripping pipes or fixtures. Just one showerhead that drips 10 times per minute can waste more than 500 gallons of water per year. Stop that drip by tightening the connection between the showerhead and the pipe stem, and use pipe tape to secure it. To save even more, twist a WaterSense labeled aerator on your bathroom faucet, to use 30 percent less water without a noticeable difference in flow.
Replace: If you suspect that one of your leaky fixtures is beyond repair, it may be time for a water-efficient replacement. Consider a WaterSense labeled toilet, faucet, or showerhead that has been independently certified to use less water and perform as well or better than standard models. You can find a lead on products that meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance using the Product Search Tool on the WaterSense website at www.epa.gov/watersense.
Get the facts on leaks and other water-saving tips at www.epa.gov/watersense/fixaleak.
Tannersville Cranberry Bog Gallery Show
Laurinda Faye Rubin is organizing an exhibition for the Kettle Creek Gallery focusing on the Tannersville Cranberry Bog in all seasons. Interested artists of all mediums are invited to participate. Laurinda is willing and able to take artists on trips to the Bog in order to inspire them to create their artwork. Artists will have from now until Aug/Sep 2017 to create artwork depicting this unique natural land nestled in Monroe County. Specific information regarding submission and show details will be provided at a later date. This notice is to give the artists the opportunity and time to create their artwork. If interested, please contact Laurinda Faye Rubin at 570-236-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastburg Community Alliance Wants Performers
Eastburg Community Alliance is looking for entertainers to display their talents at the depot during the months of June, July, August and September. They specifically are looking for local artists to volunteer to perform during Music on Mondays at Dansbury Depot. If you or anyone you know, is interested, please email Sonya Cole at email@example.com. They do not pay their performers but do take a collection at each concert for the performer.
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Fraternal Order of Eagles - First Sunday of Every Month, Franternal Order of Eagles Aeries 1106. Doors: 5pm Kitchen: 6pm Games: 7pm
East Stroudsburg Elks - Every Wednesday. Doors:5pm Early Birds: 645pm. Bingo:7pm
Polk Township Fire Co. - Every Thursday. Doors: 5pm Games: 6:45pm
Power House of Prayer - East Stroudsburg Wednesday and Sunday. Doors: 5pm. Bingo:7pm
VFW Post 2540 East Stroudsburg - Friday Night. Doors, Kitchen: 5pm. Early Bird: 6:45pm
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