Developing an Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life

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People who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, are happier, and better able to reach their goals

Gratitude is also Continue reading

Exercise—an Important Component of Cancer Treatment and Dementia Prevention

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Exercise can help slash your risk of cancer; help cancer patients recuperate faster; and diminish your risk of cancer recurrence. It also helps diminish your risk of dementia Continue reading

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude Can Help You Live a Longer, Happier Life

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Strength Training Can Boost Your Long-Term Memory and Lower Your Risk of Dementia

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A healthy lifestyle will support your brain health, and can even encourage your brain to grow new neurons—a process known as neurogenesis or neuroplasticity

Diet, sleep, and exercise are three lifestyle factors that can Continue reading

Reduce Rising Health Care Cost by Living Healthier Lifestyle

Heath care is expensive. Costs continue to mount despite recent efforts at health care “reform.”

Sally C. Pipes, the president, CEO and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, argues in Forbes Magazine this week that the best way to lower costs is through expensive “medical innovation” (technology). Pipes claims that innovation alone will “minimize doctor visits, specialist referrals, round-the-clock care, trial-and-error surgeries” and other procedures in order “to deliver more value for less money in the long term.”

It is true that less use of the health care system in general will reduce costs. But does that mean we’ll actually be “healthy”? Innovation cannot make us healthier. The only way to achieve that  Continue reading