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.
Bend siblings Jules Ginsparg, 9, and Leah Ginsparg, 7, flopped down on their bellies to peer into the hollow under a boulder Saturday morning at Shevlin Park. The remains of manzanita buds left under the rock, they learned, suggested that a rodent might have sheltered there recently. Jules and Leah also examined burrows in the grass, looked at animal scat and even studied a paw… ... more