Measurement can Motivate…

Apparently, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) tend to lead increasingly sedentary lives as their condition progresses. In a Chilean trial patients with COPD who took part in a three month individualised programme to promote an increase in physical activity were randomised to a standard programme of encouragement alone or a pedometer based programme.… Read More


Research: Women Who Smoke Like Men, Die Like Men

Analyses from two historical and five contemporary US cohorts suggest that the risks  for both sexes are now: About 25 times more likely than never smokers to die of lung cancer; Between 22 and 25 times more likely to die of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and Nearly three times more likely to die of… Read More