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Daily supplements of lutein, a carotenoid compound, may help to improve vision under low ambient light conditions.
Cardiac disease is an independent risk factor for mild cognitive impairments presaging vascular dementia, among older women.
The ancient Chinese mind-body practice of qigong reduces depressive symptoms and improves quality of life, among women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer
Canadian researchers show improved glucose levels and lower risks of hypoglycemia via a dual-hormone artificial pancreas.
The timing of meals may predict the achievement of weight management goals.
Dysfunctional pathway may explain the relationship between brain deterioration, sleep disruption and memory loss as we age.
Small amounts of activity – 1 or 2-minutes at a time that add up to 30 minutes a day – may be as beneficial as longer bouts of structured exercise.
Short-term use of folic acid supplements is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk.
Rich in catechins green tea supplements may help protect skin against sunburn and the longer-term effects of ultraviolet damage.
Regular consumption of deep-fried foods associates with an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Higher dietary intake of pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) associates with reduced risk of hip fracture, among women.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, helps to alleviate menopausal symptoms.
Study results suggest that regularly taking certain supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron, and copper, may increase the risk of death in older
Engaging in regular physical activity is associated with less decline in cognitive function in older adults.
UK study reveals that tall women may be at greater overall risk for cancer, with significant increases in risk for each four-inch increase in height.
Among older women, indoor air pollution associates with increased blood pressure.
Pre-menopausal women with the highest average intakes of folate from the diet are at a 40% reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
Among older women, Vitamin D supplementation extends longevity.
Daily physical activity, a low-fat whole-grain diet, low BMI, and other healthy behaviors significantly reduce a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death.
Women who take supplements of vitamin D and calcium may be at a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.
Tip #124 - Work Out at Work
If you are one of the millions with a desk job, be sure to get out of your chair once an hour for 5-10 minutes to do some standing stretches.
Gently stretch your shoulders, arms, neck, back, sides, chest, and calves. This can improve circulation and relieve neck and back stiffness.
Done regularly, this also can improve your motivation to do some serious aerobic exercise after your workday ends.