Study says engaging in an active lifestyle approach improves health outcomes
New study led by Oregon State University states that the health benefits of small amounts of activity can be a good for a person as longer bouts of exercise achieved by a trip to the gym.
The findings of this study, described these small amounts as one-and-two minute increments that adds up to 30 minutes a day.
About more than 6,000 American adults from across the nation participated in the study showed that an active lifestyle approach, as opposed to the structured exercise may be as good for improving health outcomes.
This includes, preventing metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Paul Loprinzi, Assistant Professor at Bellarmine University and formal doctoral student at Oregon State said, “Our results suggest that engaging in an active lifestyle approach, compared to a structured exercise approach, may be just as beneficial in improving various health outcomes.” Mr. Paul also said, “We encourage people to seek out opportunities to be active when the choice is available. For example, rather than sitting while talking on the phone, use this opportunity to get in some activity by pacing around while talking.
The study participants wore accelerometers, an objective tool to measure physical activity. Positive results in blood pressure, cholesterol, metabolic syndrome and waist circumference were seen in the “short bouts” group.
The participants in the short bouts group who met physical activity guidelines had an 89% chance of not having metabolic syndrome.
Besides, those meeting guidelines in the structured exercise group had an 87% chance. For the true health benefits, the team highlights the need for people to seek out opportunities to be physically active.
“In our society, you will always be presented with things that entice you to sit or be less active because of technology, like using a leaf blower instead of a rake,” Cardinal said. He also adds, “Making physical activity a way of life is more cost-effective than an expensive gym membership. You may be more likely to stick with it, and over the long term, you’ll be healthier, more mobile and just feel better all around.”
Vuram launches automated app to track COVID-19 supplies
A new app that tracks COVID-19 supplies in real time time has launched.
Built by hyper-automation services company Vuram, Trackable can monitor the progress of vaccines, oxygen cylinders, PPE, and masks as they move through the supply chain.
The app's features include street view to facilitate coordination between drivers, and trained facial recognition software powered by Microsoft Azure to ensure goods are only handled by authorised personnel.
Other functions include:
* Demand management for inventories, to prioritise deliveries using automation
* Demand analysis to predict sales trends based on stock levels
* Offline multilingual feature for drivers
* A dashboard to see the status and location of drivers
* Insights on how products are performing in real-time
The team at Vuram built Trackable as part of the Appian World 2021 Online Hackathon, where participants can take their ideas for innovative software and create a custom app. The tracking app went on to win the contest.
“Custom component building is at the heart of this application, and we focussed on making them more creative to provide an improved user experience" said Santosh Kumar, co-developer of Trackable.
"We are happy that we have managed to make it to the top in just a month. On behalf of Vuram, I thank the Appian Hackathon team for their efforts in conducting the event, and my hearty congratulations to all the winners."