Justin Bachmann, M.D., cardiology fellow, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas; Suzanne Steinbaum, M.D., preventive cardiologist and director of women and heart disease, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; May 10, 2012, presentation, American Heart Association meeting, Atlanta
Drinking three cups of black tea each day may help to significantly improve a number of cardiovascular risk factors, say researchers.
A popular dietary supplement could help to boost the immune system of athletes and people who regularly participate in strenuous exercise.
People who tend to carry excess weight around their middle have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, say researchers.
Subsidizing the cost of exercise and fitness activities for middle-aged people could help to slash health costs in their older years.
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night may help to suppress some genetic factors that promote weight gain.
A new report has revealed that chronic disease is now a greater cause of morbidity and mortality than infectious disease in lower-income countries.
Results of a new set of experiments suggest that chewing gum has a negative impact on short-term memory.
Rutin, an over-the-counter dietary supplement, has been shown to be a potent inhibitor of blood clots in a mouse model of thrombosis.
New findings show that eating a small amount of flavanol-rich cocoa products each day can help to significantly lower blood pressure.
Eating a choline-rich diet during pregnancy may help mothers to reduce their child’s risk of developing high blood pressure and/or diabetes in adulthood.
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290. Call of the Wild
Experimental psychologists have associated spending time in a nature setting with increased energy and heightened sense of well-being, and have even reported that the activity of simply recalling outdoor experiences increases feelings of happiness and health. Recent studies suggest that:
• Nature boosts vitality: University of Rochester (New York, USA) team conducted a series of five studies, involving 537 college students, and found that across all study situations, subjects consistently felt more energetic when they spent time in natural settings or imagined themselves in such situations. Exposure to the outside nature setting for as little as 20 minutes in a day was sufficient to significantly boost vitality levels...