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Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound

Before humans arrived in New Zealand the bush rang with bird song, in particular with tui and korimako (bellbird). Cook wrote  of the korimako song; “it seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned”. Now however, the numbers of birds have dwindled dramatically and 33% are already extinct. Some disappeared as the forests were… Continue reading Bird song in New Zealand like it used to sound

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Walking reduces risk of premature death

In a review of studies about exercise and mortality Dr. Timothy Church, Professor of Preventative Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, found that brisk walking for 30 minutes five times a week reduced a sedentary person’s risk of dying prematurely from any cause by nearly 20 percent. As a lover of walking… Continue reading Walking reduces risk of premature death