Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where the most healthy people in the US Live--plus bonus tip

Okay this one I'm posting because I dig the bonus tip. Original Post

  • According to a recent Gallup poll, adults in Vermont are the most frequent exercisers, which 65 percent of responders saying they get at least 30 minutes’ worth of exercise three times per week
  • Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama, and New Jersey have the highest rates of couch potatoes. Here, only about 46-47 percent of adults get at least 1.5 hours of exercise each week
  • Exercise can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and strokes, just to name a few. It also helps reduce stress and lowering your blood pressure
  • According to a recent Flu Survey, exercising vigorously for at least two and a half hours each week could prevent 100 cases of flu per 1,000 people each year

Vigorous Exercise Is Excellent Preventive Medicine Against Cold and Flu

When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) seasonal colds and influenza.
According to a recent Flu Survey5 by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, exercising vigorously for at least two and a half hours each week can reduce your chances of catching the flu.6 The survey suggests that 100 cases of flu per 1,000 people could be prevented each year this way.
Other studies have also shown that regular exercise will help prevent the common cold. In one such study,7 women who exercised regularly were found to have half the risk of colds of those who didn't work out. And the ability of moderate exercise to ward off colds seemed to grow the longer it was used. The enhanced immunity was strongest in the final quarter of the year-long exercise program, suggesting that it is important to stick with exercise long term to get the full effects.

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