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Re: [evol-psych]Breastfeeding = Physical inactivity kills 5 million a year: report

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  • Anna
    No, not breastfeeding but sucking. You can suck on a sugar cane with about the same results. Anna From: Julienne Sent:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 22, 2012
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      No, not breastfeeding but sucking. You can suck on a sugar cane with about the same results.  
       
      Anna
       
      From: Julienne
      Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:25 AM
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      At 11:02 PM 7/19/2012, Robert Karl Stonjek wrote:

      Physical inactivity kills 5 million a year: report



      July 18th, 2012 in Health

      A third of the world's adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year, experts said in the medical journal The Lancet on Wednesday.

      "Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older -- about 1.5 billion people -- do not reach present physical activity recommendations," they said in a report that described the problem as a "pandemic."

      The picture for adolescents is even more worrying, with four out of five 13- to 15-year-olds not moving enough, it said.


      I am just crossing over here into the breastfeeding thread.

      A bottle fed baby gets a bottle stuck in its mouth, and it easily sucks in the formula.

      Nursing is hard work. If you have ever watched a hungry breastfed baby, you would have noticed that the baby works up a good sweat very often. It is much harder to breastfeed - it needs very good sucking action, which stimulates breathing (the lungs), the heart, and one can see the chest muscles at work. Even the interactioon with the mother - reacing out to hold her, pat her, etc. Breastfeeding is exercise for a baby. I would suggest we are starting out breastfed babies the wrong way from the beginning - they're missing out on their first real exercise when they're not breastfed.

      Julienne

      Physical inactivity was described for the study as failing to do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week, 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week, or a combination of the two.

      Inactivity increases with age, is higher in women than in men, and more prevalent in high-income countries, the researchers found.

      A second study, comparing physical activity levels with population statistics on diseases like diabetes, heart problems and cancer, said lack of exercise claimed more than 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008.

      It said inactivity was a risk factor comparable to smoking or obesity.

      Lack of exercise causes an estimated six percent of coronary heart disease cases, seven percent of type 2 diabetes (the most common form) and 10 percent of breast and colon cancers, it said.

      Reducing inactivity by 10 percent could eliminate more than half a million deaths every year, the report said, adding that the estimates were conservative.

      The human body needs exercise to help the bones, muscles, heart and other organs function optimally, but populations are walking, running and cycling less and less as they spend more time in cars and in front of computers, the investigators said.

      The Lancet series called for global efforts to promote physical exercise by improving pedestrian and cyclist safety on city roads, for example, more physical education at school or promoting access to free public exercise spaces.

      (c) 2012 AFP

      "Physical inactivity kills 5 million a year: report." July 18th, 2012. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-physical-inactivity-million-year.html

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      Robert Karl Stonjek



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    • Julienne
      ... Anna, you didn t carefully read what I wrote. A baby with a bottle in its mouth is a pretty inert creature. The iquid comes out of a bottle easily - which
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 22, 2012
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        At 03:58 AM 7/22/2012, Anna wrote:


        <Breastfeeding is exercise for a baby>
         
         
        No, not breastfeeding but sucking. You can suck on a sugar cane with about the same results.  

        Anna, you didn't carefully read what I wrote. A baby with a bottle in its mouth is a pretty inert creature.
        The iquid comes out of a bottle easily - which is why most experts suggest that mothers who want to breastfeed not start a baby out on a bottle. The baby all too often wants what is easy - and formula almost falls out of a bottle nipple.

        It is harder to nurse from a human nipple, and the baby is otherwise engaged as well, gazing at the mother, wiggling around, etc. It is a very different experience. Clearly you have never breastded a baby.

        Julienne



        The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is - and I say this seriously - the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been. Fidel Castro. January 2012



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