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

How too much ‘Sitting’ is the new ‘Cancer’

Health experts say "sitting is the new smoking," and you'd be right to say "the new cancer." For even the smallest physical activity in a day, you may never know the extent to which you have reduced your chances of having a heart attack. That's something you can definitely do to save yourself from an … Continue reading How too much ‘Sitting’ is the new ‘Cancer’

iTV Shuts Down, Asks Viewers To Go Exercise For “I Am Team GB”.

ITV, one of the most popular broadcasters in the United Kingdom reportedly closed down, advising people to go on and exercise for their lives. The company blacked out its programs for an hour with the hope of getting viewers up on their feet for good health. As part of a national event held this weekend … Continue reading iTV Shuts Down, Asks Viewers To Go Exercise For “I Am Team GB”.

How You Can Live Forever.

Wouldn't it be good if we all can live over 100 years or even forever? It's definitely possible though it seems the odds stack against everyone living in this modern age due to life-threatening health risks we have to face every day. Though it's not within our powers to decide how long we can live, … Continue reading How You Can Live Forever.