WALKING IS GOOD FOR YOU
Older adults, who regularly walk, improve significantly on tests of high-level “executive” functions. Aerobic exercises appear to increase neurotrophic functions which protect nerve cells from damage.
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg and a bipartisan coalition of U.S. mayors have committed to accomplishing the goals the Kyoto Protocol. This coalition includes over 132 mayors from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, Austin, Portland, and Providence. Combined, these cities represent roughly 30 million citizens. Each mayor pledges to have his/her city meet the U.S. Protocol requirements, i.e. a 7% reduction in Green House Gas emissions by 2012. The Bloomberg Administration plans to reduce NYC’s emissions by investing in hybrid electric-gasoline powered vehicles…. We would also like to see all cross- town buses powered by quiet battery power. Electric buses could be assembled in the city to create jobs as well as clean, quiet power. We commend our mayor’s efforts to improve our town’s environment.