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Sitting for protracted periods of time increases risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death.
Regional (US) stroke registry data suggests that stroke may be shifting from a disease of the elderly to a mid-life health concern.
A regular exercise program that focuses on intensity of activity, rather than duration, may significantly reduce the risk of markers implicated in diabetes
By keeping the lungs healthy, people may increase their retention of cognitive functions as they age.
Lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their bright color, reduces the risk of stroke by up to 55%.
Increased magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Economists and public health researchers report that happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The compound thymol, extracted from thyme, works synergistically with conventional antifungal medications to boost their efficacy.
Daily supplements of curcumin, the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow color, help to lower cholesterol levels and markers of inflammation.
As little as 6 months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50%, in people affected by stroke.
Study results suggest that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of aqcuiring respiratory infections in winter.
Green plants reduce city street pollution, cutting nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by 40% and particulate matter (PM) by 60%.
Young, healthy adults exposed to ozone for two hours experience adverse changes in markers of inflammation, thrombosis, and heart rate variability.
High pollution increases risk of repeated heart attacks by over 40%.
People who live in city centers are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery calcification, a common precursor to heart disease.
Potentially toxic chemicals linked to escalating rates of endocrine disruption-related disease are present in a broad array of consumer products.
Certain strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cause white blood cells to produce very high levels of histamine, which in turn leads to inflammation, a hallmark symp
Going about your day happy and self-affirmed helps to promote making good health decisions.
Fragrant essential oils used for aromatherapy may emit potentially harmful indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particl
Capsaicin, the compound present in chili peppers that lends the characteristic hot sensation, helps ease nasal congestion, sinus pain, and sinus pressure.
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#67 - Strength for Life
While aerobic exercise is important to keep weight within a healthy range and improve the cardiovascular system, strength training is just as important. Strength training, also referred to as resistance training, enables men and women at any age to improve their overall health and fitness by increasing muscular strength, endurance, and bone density. This particular type of physical activity also improves insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism...