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Study: More Sitting Means a Higher Chance of Disability


New research shows the more you sit during the day, the more likely you are to become disabled in your later years.

This study shows sitting for many hours a day increases your likelihood of becoming disabled, even if you do moderate exercise for short periods at other times of day.

Researchers monitored the activity of 2,200 adults ages 60 and older.

They found if one individual is sedentary for 12 hours a day, and the next is sedentary for 13 hours, the second person has a 50 percent higher chance of becoming disabled.

Health experts have some tips on how to sit less: stand up when you talk on the phone, take a lap around the house during commercials while watching TV, and park farther away from stores when you run errands.

The student was published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health.

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New research shows premature babies develop faster when they hear mom's voice more often.

Doctors used pacifiers with a recording device that would play mothers singing a lullaby.

If the babies sucked on the special pacifier the correct way, the device would play their mother's song.

The study, done by Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, found babies with the special pacifiers developed better eating habits and had their feeding tubes removed earlier than babies who didn't have the lullaby pacifiers.

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