PR Newswire Broadcast Minute for Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 General News J E 4
Cities Getting Greener, But Not Fast Enough to Keep Up

The nation's big cities added 5,375 new acres of parkland in 2007,bringing the total of public urban green space serving an ever-more-urbanAmerica to over 1.3 million acres. The total is larger than Yosemite, RockyMountain, Mesa Verde, and Shenandoah National Parks combined. Big-city parkdepartments last year also provided their citizens with 9,945 playgrounds,1,283 swimming pools, 379 golf courses, and 353 dog parks, while spending arecord $5 billion on their park and recreation systems. But it wasn't enoughto keep up with population growth.

Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Keeping a Food Diary Doubles Diet WeightLoss

Keeping a food diary can double a person's weight loss according to astudy from Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research. The findings, fromone of the largest and longest running weight loss maintenance trials everconducted, will be published in the August issue of the American Journal ofPreventive Medicine.

Nielsen Reports TV, Internet and Mobile Usage Among Americans: Under 35'sWatch Video on Internet & Mobile Phones More Than Over 35's

The Nielsen Company today released the first comparable U.S. figuresshowing video and TV usage across the 'three screens' -- Television, Internetand Mobile devices.

Nielsen's findings show that screen time of the average American continuesto increase with TV users watching more TV than ever before (127 hrs, 15 minper month), while also spending 9% more time using the Internet (26 hrs, 26min per month) from last year. At the same time, a small but growing number ofInternet and mobile phone users are watching video online (2 hrs, 19 min permonth), as well as using their cell phones to watch video (3 hrs, 15 min permonth).

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