But does age warrant a new set of guidelines?
It used to be that the golden years were all about putting your feet up and taking it easy. But that was before exercise was linked to a reduced risk of chronic disease and increased longevity. Being physically active is now considered a vital component of a long and healthy life, and is especially important for older adults, including those who have yet to jump on the exercise bandwagon.
But there’s no clear consensus as to what type of physical activity is best suited for older populations looking to take advantage of all that exercise has to offer. Is the non-age-specific recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week the best option? Or are there workout routines that offer better results for older exercisers?
A team of researchers set out to get answers by comparing the long- and short-term results of three exercise routines on a large group of Norwegians aged 70 to 77, divided into three groups. The control group (780 people) was asked to follow the national guidelines for physical activity, which in Norway call for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. The second group (387 people) swapped out two days of the general 30-minute workouts for 50 continuous minutes of exercise performed at an intensity equivalent to 70 per cent of their maximum heart rate. The third group (400 people) was also asked to swap out two days a week of the 30-minute workouts, but their routine consisted of four high-intensity intervals of four minutes performed at 90 per cent of their maximum heart rate. Fitness and health data for all three groups, whose average age was 72.8, was collected at the start of the study and again one, three and five years later.
To ensure the two non-control groups stayed on target, they met regularly with professionals who supervised workouts designed to ensure participants exercised in the appropriate training zone, with intensity measured by heart rate monitors and ratings of perceived exertion. Adherence to the exercise routine was analyzed through self-reporting, with anyone who participated in less than 50 per cent of the workouts considered to be non-compliant. At the end of the study, two physicians analyzed the medical data of all three groups, including any deaths, without knowing which exercise routine they followed.
The researchers anticipated that the two groups that exceeded the national recommendations for physical activity would realize an added boost of longevity, but there were no differences in the mortality rate between those who followed the 30-minute general routine and those who didn’t. There was, however, a slight boost in longevity among the high-intensity interval group when compared to the exercisers who performed 50 minutes of continuous moderate-intensity exercise.
The researchers aren’t sure why their hypothesis wasn’t realized, but suspect it had something to do with the overall good health of the study subjects. A whopping 80 per cent reported a medium or high level of physical activity at the start of the study, which suggests that exercise was already contributing to their overall health and longevity. Another finding to consider is that 47 per cent of the exercisers doing the high-intensity interval training stuck with it to the end of the study, compared to the 69 per cent of the controls who kept up their routine for the full five years.
“Participants in the control group did not receive supervised exercise, yet exercised at relatively high levels throughout the five years,” said the researchers.
Another unexpected finding is that peak oxygen uptake, a measure of cardiovascular fitness, showed no age-related decline over the course of the study. This is good news for older exercisers, as a decline in peak oxygen uptake is typical in this age group and is associated with an increased risk of premature death and coronary heart disease.
The bottom line is that there are a number of options for older adults who want to reap all the health benefits physical activity has to offer. It’s also clear that for active older adults, judging the effectiveness of a workout by its length or intensity isn’t a good practice.
“The central implication is that either shorter-duration vigorous physical activity or longer-duration moderate physical activity or a combination of the two, that amount to the same amount of work each week, will have the same favourable health outcomes, with vigorous physical activity being the time-efficient alternative,” stated the researchers.
So go ahead and pick the workout of your choice — or better yet, mix it up between all three routines featured in this study. For older adults, not only does exercise have the potential to mitigate several of the negative health conditions associated with aging, it can truly make the latter decades of life golden.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday LG TV Deals 2020: LG C8, G6 & More OLED TV Sales Found by Deal Tomato – GlobeNewswire
Black Friday LG TV deals are underway, browse the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday LG G6 and C8 4K TV deals on this page
Black Friday & Cyber Monday LG TV deals are live. Find the best discounts on 65, 55 and 77-inch LG TVs. View the full selection of deals by clicking the links below.
Best LG TV Deals:
- Save up to 60% on LG TVs including deals on bundles at Walmart – check the latest deals on LG smart TVs in all sizes including 4K UHD models
- Save up to 33% on various models of LG TVs including the LG OLED at Amazon – click the link to see updated deals on all LG smart TV models with UHD, NanoCell, or OLED
- Save up to 50% on LG 65-inch NanoCell, UHD, or OLED smart TVs at Walmart – check the latest prices on 65-inch LG smart TVs that can also come bundled with Deco Gear Home Theater Soundbar, HDMI cable, and wall mount
- Save up to 51% on 55-inch LG smart TVs and special bundles at Walmart – includes deals on the LG NanoCell and LG OLED series plus units bundled with a soundbar, cables, and wall mount
- Save up to 40% on 77-inch LG OLED, NanoCell, and UHD smart TVs at Walmart – check live prices on these LG smart TVs including deals with extended 1-year warranty
- Save up to 40% on LG TVs including Ultra HD 4K models at Abt.com – check updated prices on all LG smart TVs from 55 to 77-inch screen sizes
- Save up to 50% on a wide range of LG OLED TVs at Walmart – click the link for live prices on 45-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch, and larger LG OLED smart TVs and bundles
- Save up to $1,553 on top-rated LG OLED TVs at Amazon – find deals on a wide range of LG OLED 4K smart TVs with, built-in Alexa
- Save up to 52% on the bestselling LG OLED C9 at Walmart – the LG C9 model features AI ThinQ, NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, and Dolby Atmos sound technology
- Save up to 50% on LG OLED TV bundles at Walmart – get the latest deals on LG OLED TV bundles which include home theater surround sound systems and flat wall mount kits
Best TV Deals:
- Save up to 50% off on top-rated 4K TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL & more top brands at Walmart – check latest deals on 4K Ultra HD, LED and smart TVs
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Apple’s new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini with M1 are at their lowest prices yet for Black Friday – The Verge
Apple’s brand-new computers based on its own custom M1 chip have both been getting sterling reviews due to their great performance and better life. (Well, almost sterling reviews; The Verge’s Nilay Patel is not a fan of the Touch Bar that still adorns the MacBook Pro, and according to reviewer Chris Welch, the Mac mini has a truly awful speaker. But aside from that…)
Normally, brand-new Apple computers would not be on sale, even during Black Friday. But the M1-powered MacBook Pro 13 has already had a $50-off sale at Amazon, and today Adorama and B&H are discounting the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with M1 chips.
For the MacBook Air, both B&H and Adorama are taking $100 off of both the base configuration and the upgraded model with 512GB of storage. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen the new M1-powered Air sell for yet.
If you’re looking at the Mac mini, Adorama is selling the base model for $639, a discount of $60, while the upgraded 512GB storage model goes for $839. B&H has the base model for $649, with the upgraded storage version going for $829.
Finally, both stores are taking $100 off the M1-equipped MacBook Pro. If you’re looking for 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, the normally $1,299 system is available for $1,199 in either gray or silver. If you upgrade it to 512GB of storage, then the usual price of $1,499 drops to $1,399, again in either gray or silver.
Not a bad deal, especially if you’re a Mac fan looking to upgrade. Note that all of these sales are considered “preorders”, as both stores are expecting to get stock of the M1 computers in soon, but haven’t yet.
By the way, if you’re thinking of going for this deal, keep in mind that B&H closes its online checkout from 4:30PM ET on Fridays until 5:45PM ET on Saturdays. However, according to the website, even though you won’t be able to check out, you can still add items to your cart or wish list.
Back in stock – this 50in 4K TV is just $150 for Black Friday, but it's going fast – TechRadar
You can snag an Insignia 50-inch 4K smart TV for just $149.99 right now in the Best Buy Black Friday sale, but you’ll have to move fast – this deal has sold out before, and stock is likely to go fast.
We’ve seen some brilliant Black Friday TV deals already, but at such a low price, this is one of the most tempting – and Insignia is Best Buy’s own TV brand, so it’s a name that you can trust.
Insignia 50-inch HD smart TV:
$349.99 $149.99 at Best Buy
Save $200 – Another cheap Black Friday TV deal at Best Buy, this 50-inch Insignia is now on sale for $149.99. The smart TV comes equipped with Fire TV and Amazon Alexa fully built in – not bad value at all if you’re looking for a one-stop inexpensive TV that’s useful right out of the box.
The specs aren’t on par with the very best 4K TVs you can buy, but they’re not at all shabby for such a ridiculously low price. You get a 3,840 x 2,160 screen, running at 60Hz. It uses the HDR 10 format, and although the refresh rate is only 60Hz, we wouldn’t expect to see anything higher.
Alexa integration is built into the remote, and the TV runs the Amazon Fire TV platform. There’s support for Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, Sling TV and YouTube as well, so all the main bases are covered.
This deal has sold out before, so don’t hang around!
Not in the US? Scroll down for the best TV deals near you.
All the latest Black Friday deals
- Walmart – now live: up to 50% off 4K TVs, laptops, Instant Pot, and more
- Amazon: up to 40% off Ring Doorbell, Fire TV Sticks, and Kindle
- Apple AirPods Pro: on sale for a record-low price of $169 at Amazon
- iPad sale at Amazon: the all-new iPad Air hits lowest price ever
- Adidas: Black Friday sale – save up to 50% off shoes, clothing, and more
- Best Buy: Black Friday deals are live – save big on 4K TVs, laptops, and headphones
- Casper mattress: save up to 30% in the Black Friday sale
- Cheap TV deal: get this 50-inch 4K TV at Walmart for $199.99
- Dell: the XPS 13 is on sale for $649.99 – the cheapest price we’ve seen
- Fitbit deals at Amazon: save $50 on the Fitbit Charge 4
- Home Depot: Black Friday prices on tools, appliances, and home improvement
- HP: Black Friday flash sale, save up to 60% off sitewide
- Instant Pot sale: save up to 40% off at Amazon
- Laptop deal: the HP Spectre x360 gets a massive $500 discount at Best Buy
- Lowe’s: appliance deals from Samsung, Whirlpool, and LG starting at $99
- Nectar mattress: up to $400 off + $399 of free gifts
- Newegg: save up to 54% off laptops, headphones, and SSD cards
- Nike: up to 40% off shoes, hoodies, and more
- Nintendo Switch: check to see the latest in stock options
- NordVPN: get 68% off + three months free when you sign up now
- OLED TV deal: the Vizio 55-inch 4K TV drops to $899.99 – lowest price ever
- Purple mattress: up to $500 off mattresses and sleep bundles
- Robot Vacuum deal: iRobot Roomba 675 is on sale for $179.99 at Best Buy
- Staples: discounts on laptops, office furniture, and AirPods
- Target: up to 50% off kitchen appliances, Christmas decor, TVs, and more
- Tempur-Pedic: save 40% on the Tempur Essential mattress – lowest price ever
- Toys – top gifts from Walmart for all ages starting at $12
- QLED TV deal: this Samsung 75 QLED gets a massive $702 price cut at Amazon
- Wayfair: standing desks starting at $169.99
Best Black Friday deals: our top picks
Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote:
$29.99 $17.99 at Amazon
Save $12 – The all-new Fire TV Stick Lite gets a first-time price cut in this early Amazon Black Friday deal. For just $17.99, the streaming player allows you to enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills and features an Alexa voice remote.
Insignia 6qt multi-function pressure cooker:
$59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy
Save $30 – At half price, this Insignia 6qt pressure cooker is sure to be a popular buy this Black Friday at Best Buy. Although a fairly common sale item, we don’t normally see price cuts quite this low, so we definitely think it’s a great pick-up if you’re looking for an appliance that’s really useful for easy to prepare meals.
Apple AirPods Pro:
$249 $169.99 at Amazon
Save $80 – Amazon’s epic Black Friday deal has the AirPods Pro on sale for a record-low price of $169.99. The truly wireless earbuds feature active noise cancellation, and the wireless charging case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life. You’ll have to be fast though, this deal is flashing in and out of stock.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones:
$350 $278 at Best Buy
Save $72 – The Sony WH-1000XM4 over-ear headphones are some of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market, and they’re seriously discounted with this Black Friday deal.
Fitbit Versa 2 40mm smartwatch:
$199.95 $129 at Walmart
Save $70 – Pick up a Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch (40mm) at a $70 discount with this Black Friday deal. The Fitbit Versa 2 packs an AMOLED display, sleep, and fitness tracking, and up to 5 days of battery life at a compelling price.View Deal
iPad Air 4 – 64GB:
$599 $569.99 at Amazon
Save $40 – Stock is moving fast on these discounts on the iPad Air 4, and we’re only seeing this model left so you’ll need to act quickly to secure yours for less. This is an excellent discount on the latest iPad to hit the market – if you can grab it in time.
Acer Chromebook 715:
$549.99 $299 at Walmart
Save $270 – this might just be the best Chromebook deal we’ll see on Black Friday, with almost 50% knocked off this impressively powerful Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.View Deal
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020):
$1,299.99 $1,199.99 at B&H Photo
B&H Photo is also offering the the new MacBook Pro with M1 chip for $100 off if you don’t want to go with Amazon. Like with Amazon, this deal applies to both the 256GB and 512GB models, so you don’t have to compromise and still save some money. Normally not a saving worth talking about – but this is a hyper-new (and excellent) laptop.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Lite | carry case | 128GB memory card:
$287.97 $239.97 at Best Buy
Save $50 – Best Buy has this full bundle costing $287.97 when purchased separately, and it’s true you’re saving some cash with this $50 discount, however it’s worth noting that the 128GB memory card is available on sale elsewhere as well. It’s easier to grab this all in one place, but this isn’t as good a bundle offer as it appears at first glance.
LG CX 55-inch OLED 4K TV:
$1,999.99 $1,399.99 at Best Buy (save $600)
Limited Stock – This 55-inch LG CX OLED TV deal brings the price of a gorgeous premium display all the way down to $1,399.99 right now. That’s a fantastic $600 saving on a TV with everything you need for a stunning viewing experience (and all the latest tech for next-gen consoles).
Outside the US? We’ve rounded up the best 4K TV deals near you.
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