Why Puzzles Aren’t the Best Thing to Prevent Dementia

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While it’s well-known that mental activities, like crossword puzzles, can be an excellent way to help prevent dementia, a new study published in the journal Neurology has actually found an even better way to keep your mind fresh.

According to the study, older adults who exercise regularly may better protect against brain shrinkage than if they were to engage in mental (or even social) activities. Going for a walk, riding a bicycle, or enjoying a swim will help protect your mind from dementia better Continue reading

Heal Nerve and Muscle Injuries with a Swim

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Have you ever experienced sciatica pain? It usually crops up when you irritate your sciatic nerve. The pain can typically radiate from your lower back, down the back of your thigh. Sometimes the shooting pain can even reach as far as your knees. Prescribed treatments run the gamut from painkillers to surgery. Continue reading

Activity is the Key to Help against Cardiovascular Issues

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Is our lack of motion killing us? Absolutely. In fact, one of our most unhealthy “activities” is our lack of activity, the sedentary lifestyle of our first-world nation status, where more and more, we sit – at a desk, at a computer, in front of a television – nearly every day of the week, as opposed to engaging in any meaningful physical activities.

In fact, some experts even say our chronic immobility is as dangerous to our health as cigarettes.

“Smoking certainly is a major cardiovascular risk factor and sitting can be equivalent in many cases,” Dr. David Coven, cardiologist with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, said.

Coven said the latest research indicates that  Continue reading