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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26272989/education-health-and-the-default-american-lifestyle
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John Mirowsky, Catherine E Ross
Education has a large and increasing impact on health in America. This paper examines one reason why. Education gives individuals the ability to override the default American lifestyle. The default lifestyle has three elements: displacing human energy with mechanical energy, displacing household food production with industrial food production, and displacing health maintenance with medical dependency. Too little physical activity and too much food produce imperceptibly accumulating pathologies. The medical industry looks for products and services that promise to soften the consequences but do not eliminate the underlying pathologies...
September 2015: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21743052/cognitive-decline-and-the-default-american-lifestyle
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John Mirowsky
OBJECTIVES: Upward trends in IQ, education, and mental work suggest that cognitive function among seniors should be rising strongly across cohorts. There is little sign of such improvement in recent decades, and some analyses find poorer function in the newer cohorts. This essay explores possible explanations of the anomaly. METHODS: Major long-term trends that might increase cognitive impairment are reviewed, and their implications are considered. RESULTS: Physical activity is declining, food is increasingly manufactured, body fat is increasing, diabetes and metabolic syndrome are on the rise, the number of prescription drugs per person is increasing, and the proportion of the population either old or obese is growing...
July 2011: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
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