This New York Times article Well: Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? asks the question:
According to this article Austin maintains its status as a 'fit' city
“Austin's strengths included lower percentage of population with asthma and lower percentages with diabetes and obesity. Some of the region's challenges included lower percentages of public transportation usage and a lower number of primary care providers.”
This just in from Forbes The Best and Worst Cities for Recession Recovery, the best cities for recession recovery are:
1. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
2. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark
3. Boulder, Colo.
Several years ago I suffered intermittent back pain for the better part of three years. I tried everything to get rid of my back pain – stretching, massage, bed rest, exercise, no exercise, a new bed, pain killers, and anti-inflammatory medications. Finally a doctor told me that if it got worse that I should consider surgery.
From this article How good ol' turmeric prevents Alzheimer's comes this:
"Studies looking at populations show that people who eat a curry meal two or three times a week seem to have a lower risk for dementia."
“The magic ingredient in curry is curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric”.
"Friends and veterans, what we cannot forget — what we must not forget — is that D-Day was a time and a place where the bravery and selflessness of a few was able to change the course of an entire century" ~ President Barack Obama at the D-Day Memorial, June 6, 2009
The Yahoo article What Chain-Food Favorites Cost in Exercise presents equivalents of how many calories there are in a food item and how much exercise would be needed to burn the calories in that food item.