611 W. Union Street|
Benson, AZ 85602
Health Choice Integrated Care crisis Line
NurseWise 24-Hour Crisis Line
NAZCARE Warm Line
Here are some forms to get started. These can be printed and brought with you so that you can pre-fill out some known info ahead of time. More...
|Basic InformationLatest News|Golfing and Gardening Your Way to FitnessTeaching an Old Brain New TricksCan't Get to the Gym? Work Out in Your Office!The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?Sunscreen Application Doesn't Provide Complete Body CoverHealth Tip: Protect Your Eyes During SummerHealth Tip: Check the Water Before SwimmingFlip-flops: Fun in the Sun, but Tough on FeetSound Sleep May Help You Junk the Junk FoodWhen Opinions Threaten FriendshipsBetter Diet, Longer Life?Health Tip: If Lifestyle Interferes With SleepDocs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts SayDaily Jolt of Java May Bring Longer LifeHealth Tip: When Air Quality is PoorKeep Your Summer Cookouts SafeMany Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-WashingHealth Tip: Yoga Before BedGetting Over GuiltHealth Tip: When Summer Heat Gets IntenseDon't Let Summer Strain Your BackFor Many, Friends Are Key to Happiness in Old AgeCould a High IQ Mean a Longer Life?Presence of Smartphone Cuts Available Cognitive CapacityProtect Your Skin From the Summer SunHealth Tip: Create a Food-and-Activity JournalHow to Dodge Summertime ThreatsHealth Tip: Basic Beach SafetyWallpaper May Breed Toxins: StudyHealth Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?Tips to Curb Nighttime EatingExtreme Heat in Southwest a Deadly ThreatMany Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin DHow to Beat Jet Lag This Summer VacationAmericans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the EffortWith Climate Change, More Deadly Heatwaves Will StrikeAre U.S. Teens Now as Inactive as 60-Year-Olds?Summer Fun Is Not Without HazardsHappy Marriage, Healthier SpousesHave Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?Could You Spot Bed Bugs in a Hotel Room?Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin CancerNighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart RisksHealth Tip: Prepare for a Safe Road TripCould Your Breakfast Cloud Your Judgment?LinksBook Reviews
Just Two Weeks of Inactivity Can Up Risk of Developing Disease
Updated: May 18th 2017
THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a short break from an active lifestyle may do more harm than most people might think, according to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, held from May 17 to 20 in Porto, Portugal.
Kelly Bowden-Davies, from the Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, and colleagues collected data on 28 healthy, physically active people, average age 25, with a normal body weight. The participants walked an average of 10,000 steps per day and all wore an armband that kept track of their physical activity. A reassessment followed two weeks later after the participants had reduced their physical activity by more than 80 percent, to around 1,500 steps per day.
The researchers found that after two weeks of a more sedentary routine, participants lost nearly a pound of lean muscle mass and gained body fat. The increase in body fat tended to accumulate centrally. Fitness levels dropped sharply, and participants were not able to run for as long or at the same intensity as they had before. Mitochondrial function also dropped, but the change was not statistically significant.
"In 14 days we see small, but significant, changes in markers that predispose people to risk," Bowden-Davies told HealthDay.
This article: Copyright © 2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved.