Would you be willing to trade in Alzheimer’s disease for activity? Because new research is showing it’s quite a viable trade. And if you ask me, 30 minutes of exercise a day is far better than living with the difficulties Continue reading
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My mother-in-law likes to joke that she’s bionic because she has an artificial hip; but the reason she has one isn’t funny at all. Continue reading
Important health news has uncovered a hidden cause of illness. A study in the “British Medical Journal” has shown that shift work is linked to a higher risk of major vascular problems, such as heart attacks and strokes.
We’ve long known that shift work throws the body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) out of whack. And we know that disrupted sleep patterns then lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. But as of yet, shift work’s link to vascular disease is controversial. Continue reading
Teenagers who take daily multivitamins probably also do other things to make themselves healthier. A study reported in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association shows that teens who take vitamins weigh less, smoke less and exercise more than other teens. Their diets are likely to be healthier, too.
The vitamin-taking adolescents also more often take part in sports, eat more fiber and consume more fish. Plus, they watch a lot less television.
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