In the study, the authors examined data on 1,193 adults ages 65-74 in Albania, Brazil and Colombia.The researchers sought to understand how individual, interpersonal, organisational and community factors influenced whether the older adults met physical activity guidelines, defined as 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week through walking. … [Read more...] about Strong relationships boost physical activity in older adults: Study
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But this success came with a risk. Because National had lost only 2% of the vote and three seats in 2017, this was a very large opposition, unlike any seen before under the Mixed Member Proportional electoral system. Of the 55 MPs elected in 2017, 15 are list MPs, drawn from as far down as 42nd on National’s list. And for the past two-and-a-half years, these 15 MPs were no doubt satisfied their chances of being returned in September 2020 (possibly to government) were pretty good. … [Read more...] about Can New Zealand’s National party reinvent itself under Todd Muller?
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Barack Obama created history by becoming the first African-American to serve as the president of the United States of America. Being an iconic figure in American history, Obama garners people's attention and so does a new biography of him written by Pulitzer Prize winning author David J Garrow. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David J Garrow is a 1460-page voluminous biography of Barack Obama which extensively talks about his formative years and influential figures who helped in the making of an extraordinary leader. The book chronicles, in great detail, Obama’s life-- his tumultuous childhood in Honolulu and Jakarta, being a community organizer on Chicago’s South Side in his formative years, studying at Harvard Law School where he excelled, and how he planned and pursued his political journey in Chicago. The extensive research by Garrow can be seen in the book with more than 1,000 interviews of people who have interacted with Obama in his pre-presidential years. … [Read more...] about Micro review: Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow
Glennon Doyle Melton’s memoir Love Warrior is an exploration of the tragic reality of a woman honed painstakingly to a reconciliatory state. Melton’s memoir reveals the story of her past as a pathological bulimic and alcoholic who turned to a sober life in order to get her marriage and consecutive motherhood on proper track. Her story reveals how three kids later, Melton realizes that her husband has also been fighting a dangerous addiction to pornography and sex with strangers. As she kicks him out, Melton resorts to God, goes into therapy, and practises yoga. In these activities, she finds a series of insights that allow her to transform her life. Love Warrior is the compelling tale of a couple’s earnest endeavour to fight against the evils of addiction and rebuild their lives, separately. Finding her husband caught in a web of deceit and sexual encounters, Glennon begins to understand his struggles looking into her own past battles with various addictions. … [Read more...] about Micro review: ‘Love Warrior’ is an inspiring recovery tale of the soul