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EXERCISE: A HOT TIP

A study in Australia shows that exercising in the sun, instead of in a climate-controlled gym, means eating fewer calories later. Reuters Health reports that a group of men at the University of Western Australia who exercised outdoors on a 97-degree day ate about 300 fewer calories at their next meal than those who worked out in a 77-degree building.

FEELING SLOW?

A study of more than 3,000 people in France, 65 and older, showed that the slowest one-third of walkers among them were 44 percent more likely to die of any cause over a five-year period than their faster counterparts, according to the online MedPage Today. It might be because the slowest walkers have underlying disorders that slow them down. Those who feel pokier than they should be might want to see a doc.

PANIC BUTTON

Oregon Scientific has a new pedometer (PE319) with a panic alarm. No, it's not for those who have been exercising too hard and fear a heart attack. It's a security blast to keep other types of attackers at bay. The alarm ($32.99 at wowshopper .com) goes off at 120 decibels, which is like being 3 feet from a jackhammer.
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Title Annotation:Health and Fitness
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Nov 23, 2009
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