exercise http://iowapublicradio.org en Reaching Life Longevity with Healthy Habits http://iowapublicradio.org/post/reaching-life-longevity-healthy-habits <p>Communities like Okinawa in Japan and Loma Linda in California are home to some of the longest-living people in the world. These communities are called “Blue Zones”, a phrase coined by National Geographic writer and explorer, Dan Buettner.</p><p>Almost two years ago, the Blue Zones Project became integrated in many Iowa communities, with the goal of fostering healthy behavior so residents live long and happy lives.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:34:40 +0000 Ben Stanton & Emily Woodbury 35454 at http://iowapublicradio.org Reaching Life Longevity with Healthy Habits Ironman John Little http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ironman-john-little <div class="chat in"><div class="msg 1st">While most of us were enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers, 61-year-old Iowa City resident John Little was completing his 13th Ironman Triathlon in Cozumel, an island off the Yucatan Peninsula.<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:53:36 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33153 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ironman John Little You Can be Fit, but Fat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/you-can-be-fit-fat <p>"For virtually any health outcome... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:14:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 31990 at http://iowapublicradio.org You Can be Fit, but Fat Iowa Blue Zones and Adele Diamond http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-blue-zones-and-adele-diamond <p>How strong is the link between physical activity and success? Ben Kieffer talks with Adele Diamond, one of the world's leading researchers on the brain's cognitive functions, as she gives her answer. Diamond talks about the real difference exercise can make in how you think, feel and interact with others.</p><p>Also, several members from Iowa’s Blue Zones project talk about the project's current endeavors.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:01:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11436 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Blue Zones and Adele Diamond How Kids Can Affect Parents' Health http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-kids-can-affect-parents-health <p>Having a child changes everything including how you eat and how you move.&nbsp; On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, Charity talks with Dr. Helene Laroche, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Iowa about how becoming a parent can change your diet.&nbsp; Later, we hear from Matt Stancel, Assistant Director of Fitness Programs for Recreational Services at the U of I about how becoming a parent might change your exercise routine.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:25:51 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3484 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Kids Can Affect Parents' Health