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Maintaining an active lifestyle in older age could prevent dementia

January 18, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a study of 454 older individuals (191 with dementia and 263 without), those who were more active than average had better memory and thinking skills than those who were less active than average. This was observed even in participants […]


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7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes

January 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven cardiovascular risk factors that people can change to improve their heart health. Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7,” these risk factors are: “smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol, and […]


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Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer’s, but how?

January 11, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

According to a study covered on Medical News Today last year, engaging in regular, leisurely exercise can help keep the body young and healthy. The same appears to be true for the relationship between exercise and the mind; only 10 […]


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How does yo-yo dieting affect our heart health?

January 2, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

As we roll into 2019, many people will be trying out new diet regimes. For many of us, sticking to a nut-filled, burger-free, fish-heavy Mediterranean-style diet will only last a matter of days before we return to the realms of […]


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Don’t Cook Your Spinach, Drink It: Here’s Why

December 28, 2018

Via: Forbes

The benefits of eating spinach are related to its role as an antioxidant compound which serves to reduce inflammation in our body, chiefly in our blood vessels. It also contains valuable nutrients and minerals including iron. The antioxidant, lutein, is […]


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6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment

December 21, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is characterized by a mild loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory and reasoning skills. A person with MCI may find it hard to remember things, make decisions, or focus on tasks. While the loss of […]


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How to prevent festive weight gain without exercising

December 17, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

During the festive season, people’s waistlines tend to expand as their self-control contracts. While food and drink flow freely, restraint is in short supply, and sedentary activities abound. And, as we relax, we tend to throw caution to the wind […]


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Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter

December 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Inspired by the traditional eating patterns of people from Greece, Italy, and Spain, the Mediterranean diet can seemingly do no wrong. In a nutshell, the diet is rich in plants and olive oil but low in meat and sugary products. […]


Wellness

Exercise Is Great. But Even Light Activities Like Walking and Housework Can Improve Your Health

November 29, 2018

Via: Time Health

For many, the phrase physical activity conjures sweaty runs or power-lifting sessions at the gym. But the latest federal guidelines support a much broader — and ultimately less intimidating — definition of what it means to be active: one that […]


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What kind of physical exercise can help you stay young?

November 28, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

One key factor in cellular health is telomeres, the “safety caps” that protect strands of genetic material within our cells. As telomeres shorten, that genetic material will start deteriorating, and this will send a signal that the cell is growing […]


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Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce, CDC Warns Of Another E. Coli Outbreak

November 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

The bacteria Escherichia coli O157:H7 (short for E. coli O157:H7) is outbreaking our hearts of Romaine again. In fact, not just the hearts, but all of Romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a stern […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone

November 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

People living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance opt for a low-gluten or gluten-free diet to manage their symptoms. In autoimmune conditions, such as celiac disease, for instance, the body’s immune system reacts to gluten by targeting the small intestine. […]


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What The Wealth – Is Veganism The Healthiest Investment You Can Make?

November 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Are you overweight? Constantly fatigued? On regular medication for a health related illness or simply don’t feel 100% the majority of the time? Well if any of the above apply, this post could overhaul both your health and your bank […]


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Fitness and lifespan: Is too much exercise harmful?

October 23, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Exercise is widely considered to benefit health, but is there such a thing as too much exercise? Some recent studies suggest so. For instance, 90 minutes of exercise every day improves mental health, but anything over this threshold is actually […]


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Green leafy vegetables could help reduce macular degeneration risk

October 19, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than […]