Dangers of a sedentary lifestyle

Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi on Pexels.com Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease … Continue reading Dangers of a sedentary lifestyle

YOUNG FOREVER: Anti-aging skincare ideas you shouldn’t ignore

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com One mistake many people make is waiting till they’re 50 before they start trying to pause aging. By this time, they’ve already started down the downward curve.  That said, the best time to freeze the aging process is in your early thirties, or even late twenties. At this point, … Continue reading YOUNG FOREVER: Anti-aging skincare ideas you shouldn’t ignore

Daily exercise lowers risk of COVID-19 infection

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels.com According to a study, daily physical activity has been associated with a decreased risk of COVID-19 infection and severity, including hospitalization and death. The study was published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. A weekly tally of 150 minutes of moderate intensity, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity, … Continue reading Daily exercise lowers risk of COVID-19 infection

How to control brain damage as you age

Some amount of brain shrinkage, sometimes referred to as brain atrophy or cerebral atrophy, occurs naturally with age. Just as the body gets older, so does the brain. But not all brains age the same. Aging-related brain changes may include decreases in brain mass, shrinkage of areas of the brain that contain nerve fibers, loss of … Continue reading How to control brain damage as you age

Can’t stand on one leg for 10 seconds? New study says you might die within 10 years

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Balance test could be included in routine health checks for older adults, say an international team of researchers, led by the Clinimex exercise medicine clinic in Rio de Janeiro and including the Bristol Medical School. The inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid to later life … Continue reading Can’t stand on one leg for 10 seconds? New study says you might die within 10 years

Factors influencing level of physical activity among Canadian women

Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com Background Physical inactivity is common among Canadian women of varying ethnicities and immigrant status [1–4]. This sedentary lifestyle plays a significant role in the health status of those women who are further disadvantaged by low socio-economic status [5]. A 22 year Canadian cohort study recently identified women, and especially those … Continue reading Factors influencing level of physical activity among Canadian women

Why you should keep walking

One of the most powerful ways to maintain a healthy weight, stay strong, and live longer is so shockingly simple, even a toddler can do it. The health benefits of walking are endless, and experts agree by adding walking to your routine, you can truly improve your physical and mental health. Photo by Pixabay on … Continue reading Why you should keep walking

Heart Disease: See surprising differences between men and women

A woman’s heart looks just like a man’s, but there are significant differences. For example, a woman’s heart is usually smaller as are some of its interior chambers. The walls that divide some of these chambers are thinner. A woman’s heart pumps faster than a man’s, but ejects about 10 percent less blood with each … Continue reading Heart Disease: See surprising differences between men and women

Can exercise reduce the effects of poor sleep?

Poor quality sleep can shave years off your life, and these effects may be magnified if you don't get enough physical activity. That's the bad news. The good news is that getting more exercise may help counter some of the health risks known to accompany poor quality sleep, new research shows. Folks who scored low … Continue reading Can exercise reduce the effects of poor sleep?

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Don’t let depression kill you

Depression is a global health problem which transcends beyond age, race, gender or social class. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is also known as "depressive disorder" and the term is synonymous with slight sadness, dejection or utter misery. It is best understood as a mood disorder that causes loss of interest in things, people … Continue reading Don’t let depression kill you

What you should know about heart attacks

  Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop heart disease themselves. African-Americans have more severe high blood pressure than Caucasians, and a higher risk of heart disease. Heart disease risk is also higher among Mexican-Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians and some Asian-Americans. This is partly due to higher rates of obesity and … Continue reading What you should know about heart attacks