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Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Baylor University Experts Can Help

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As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from smartphones, the options are wide-ranging. Here is a listing of Baylor University research that might help advise those seeking positive change in the coming year.

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Can You Burn Calories While Sitting at a Desk?

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A new study suggests that continuous movement while sitting may increase metabolic rate more than standing at a desk.

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Nationally Recognized Leader in Nutrition & Exercise Science Joins the George Washington University

Jennifer Sacheck has been named Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Wellness, and Chair of the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Milken Institute School of Public Health

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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Walking, physical activity and older adults

Just 4,000 Steps a Day to Better Brain Health

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In adults ages 60 and older, moderate daily walks improve attention and mental skills, study finds

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Sleep Quality, Cancer, physical activity and breast cancer, Physical Activity, Sports Medicine

Improving Sleep Quality for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Nearly one in three breast cancer survivors suffers from poor sleep, which can lead to greater mortality.

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Clinical Decision Support App Helps Improve Quality of Life and Longevity for Heart Failure Patients

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A clinical decision support application developed by Intermountain Healthcare researchers that more quickly identifies when heart failure becomes advanced and a heart patient’s care needs have changed is successful in helping to improve patient’s quality of live and longevity, according to a new study.

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Early Childhood, Diet, Mental Health, Canada, University of Montreal, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development, Meals, family activities

Eating Together as a Family Helps Children Feel Better, Physically and Mentally

Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

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Parkinson Disease, Parkinson Disease Treatment, Neurologic Disorders, Neurology

High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of the disease’s symptoms, according to results of a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of JAMA Neurology.

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“Human Chronobiome” Study Informs Timing of Drug Delivery, Precision Medicine Approaches

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A pilot study collected physiological information from six healthy young male volunteers as they went about their normal daily lives. Thousands of indicators were measured with wearable devices and smart phone apps. The study showed the feasibility to detect the chronobiome of an individual -- a collection of physiological traits in a 24-hour rhythmic pattern -- despite the ‘noise’ of everyday life.

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Mayo Clinic Offers Wellness Content, Assessment to Support Healthier Lifestyles

Mayo Clinic has expanded its commercial content offerings to include expert, research-based wellness content and a personalized, actionable wellness assessment.







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