If your grandmother does not like to wear a fitness band or a smart watch, there are deeper reasons than just being tech-savvy. According to researchers, older adults wish to remain active together in a group, not competing with their peers while being in the park. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family and friends decreases the odds of long-term use among older adults, perhaps because they feel it's demotivating, according to researchers from Michigan State University. And wanting to lose weight, become more active and monitor health doesn't seem to influence length of use either. But technological savviness does. "For older adults, motivation is about partnership and collaboration, such as walking together," said Anastasia Kononova, assistant professor of advertising. "It's about being active together, not competing." The researchers conducted a survey of adults aged 65 and older to explore factors associated with long-term use -- longer than six months -- of … [Read more...] about Research Reveals Why Older Adults Avoid Fitness Technology Outdoors
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If you live in Delhi, you’re probably trying to fight pollution. If you don’t, and live in some place less polluted like Chennai, we hate you. We are using a lot of different strategies to fight this menace. One option is to install an air purifier and not leave home at all. If your work involves you sitting at a computer, and requires occasional access to the Internet, unlike Kashmir, this could be a viable choice. You would lose out on a lot of human interaction, but let’s face it, if there’s one thing that Netflix has taught us, it’s that human interaction is overrated.Plus, there’s always Skype. If you position the camera at the right angle, you won’t even have to wear pants. This leaves you with the problem of your family. They may not want you at home all the time, and who can blame them? Your best bet is to work as quietly as possible. Wear neutral clothing and try to blend into the background. Do not make regular demands for food. Bathe … [Read more...] about Delhi pollution diaries: Does your mask match your outfit?
Email By Nicolas Perpitch Updated October 20, 2017 10:43:52 Photo: Mr Yildiz fears the solar industry may be negatively affected by the new energy policy. (ABC News: Nicolas Perpitch) Related Story: Turnbull faces uphill battle convincing states to support new energy plan Related Story: Government's new energy plan gets business backing Related Story: Cabinet dumps Finkel's energy proposal for 'affordable, reliable' power plan Map: WA The Federal Government's flagship new energy plan was signed off by the Coalition partyroom this week with great fanfare — but there's growing uncertainty about what it means for WA.The McGowan Government has not yet received a briefing on the national energy guarantee (NEG) policy, which is designed to operate through the National Energy Market.WA is not a part of this market.The new policy will see the Clean Energy Target and subsidies for renewables cut in 2020, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there will be an … [Read more...] about National Energy Plan: Does WA need its own renewables target?
Email Updated March 03, 2016 11:19:01 Photo: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia's coal is "by and large, is cleaner than the coal in many other countries". (AAP: Glenn Hunt) Map: Australia As the world prepares to gather in Paris to discuss how to stop global warming, many are questioning the role of coal for future energy needs.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told journalists he did not agree with a moratorium on Australian coal.He said that if Australia stopped exporting coal, the countries that buy it would import it from somewhere else."So if Australia were to stop all of its coal exports, it would not affect - it would not reduce global emissions one iota," Mr Turnbull said. The claim: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia exports "by and large" cleaner coal than other countries.The verdict: Experts say Australian export coal is of a higher quality on average compared with other countries, meaning less is needed to generate the same amount of … [Read more...] about Fact check: Does Australia export cleaner coal than many other countries?
Guwahati: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu reiterated the staunch commitment of his government to put a halt to all ‘individual’ centric schemes and projects and take up only those that are beneficial to the society as a whole. Speaking at the 52nd Engineers Day (26th in Arunachal) celebrations, Khandu urged engineers of all work departments not to encourage schemes that are pushed by individuals but only forward those which are on demand by an entire community, village or society. He said the state government has already decentralized the planning process by giving the responsibility of forwarding schemes and projects to the District Planning Committees based on specific needs at the grass root level. This, he said, will bring in transparency, curb corruption and usher development in real sense. Chief Minister said, all projects, once started, will be geotagged to be monitored remotely and avoid duplicity. He admitted the hurdles like unavailability of … [Read more...] about Focus on projects that benefit the society: Pema Khandu