Physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study led by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The study found that people who engaged in leisure-time physical activity had life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years.
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small… ... more