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Staying active in midlife may depend on mental wellbeing

The researchers found that leisure-time physical activity did not predict later mental well-being or subjective health, but mental well-being predicted physical activity. Staying active in midlife may depend on mental wellbeing (Representational Image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images London: Staying physically active in midlife depends a lot on your overall satisfaction with life or mental wellbeing a decade earlier, not just your physical health, suggests new research. Men and women with high mental well-being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who…

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PFRDA raises NPS equity investment cap under ‘active’ choice, relaxes withdrawal norms

You will soon be able to opt for higher equity investment under the National Pension System’s (NPS) ‘active’ choice. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) board of directors has approved increasing cap on equity investment in ‘active’ choice to 75% from current 50% for Private Sector Subscribers. Presently there is a cap of 50% on equity investment under active choice in NPS. A release issued by the PFRDA says that the increase in equity cap comes with a clause of tapering of the equity allocation after the age…

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California officials report hostages taken in ‘active shooter situation’ at veterans’ home

Google Maps An armed man took three hostages in an “active shooter situation” at a veterans’ home in Napa Valley, California, fire officials told the Associated Press. Reports of an active shooter at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville came in around 10:30 a.m., local time, a spokeswoman for the department told the San Francisco Chronicle . Residents are sheltering in place, she added. “The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority,” the department said onTwitter . “We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law…

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Active social life, sleep well: Here are 8 things you can do to keep dementia away

To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run. Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk. Here’s a step by step guide to prevent dementia – which includes getting a good night’s rest. Sleep well Disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia have recently been suggested as risk factors for dementia. You may want to do regular exercise and eat healthy to…

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Being Socially Active Early on Can Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay

If you are in your 30s or 40s and have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer’s, now is the time to start your fight to keep the disease at bay. At least for as long as you can. Experts say that although there is no preventive measure to escape Alzheimer’s, being socially active and adopting a healthy lifestyle early can delay its outset, maybe even stop it altogether. “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, and it usually hits when one is around 60-65. If you have a family history…

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Babies Born With Low Birth Weight May Be Less Active Later in Life

Babies born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school, or to engage in exercise later in life, according to a recent study. The findings showed that those with a low birth weight were less likely to take part in exercise and sports across adulthood, from 36 to 68 years. Although previous studies have shown that a low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels at a younger age, however, this is the first study that has revealed how low birth relates…

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