March 31, 2013

Thanks to Social Media

1 “Housework” Now Burns off Fewer Calories

A 2011 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the average American worker, male or female, now burns 150 fewer calories on the job than workers a generation earlier, but a new analysis of time-use diaries has found that non-working women have seen an even greater decrease in calories burned. The data, supplied by thousands of such diaries maintained by women for the American Heritage Time Use Study since 1965, show that unemployed women now burn about 360 fewer calories per day than in 1965, and that the number of hours spent doing physical housework has fallen from 25.7 per week then to 13.3 today. Significantly, unemployed women went from spending eight hours a week watching TV then to 16.5 hours looking at a TV, laptop, desktop or other electronic screen today.

More at Well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Calories Burned by Home Activities

Tags: Calories Burned by Housework, Women and Computers, Women and Housework, Social Media and Weight Gain, Housework and Weight Gain

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First Thing Smoke Increases Risk

2 Delay the Morning Cigarette

Smoking soon after waking may promote lung or oral cancer, found Penn State researchers. According to the study, the sooner a smoker lights up after waking in the morning, the more likely that smoker will get lung or oral cancer. The research was published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Compared to smokers who waited 30 minutes or more after waking to light up, those who smoked cigarettes immediately upon waking had higher blood levels of NNAL, a metabolite of NNK, a tobacco-specific carcinogen. Regardless of how many cigarettes were smoked each day, smokers who smoked immediately after waking still had higher levels of NNAL.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, NNK, Morning Cigarette, Delay Morning Smoke, Smoking First Thing Promotes Cancer, Smoking After Waking, NNAL

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