No, we aren’t going to chide you on your couch potato habits, per se. Rather, we are going to let the scientists do it. You see, there’s been a lot of research in the last few years on just how awful long-term sitting spells can be for your health. Obviously, physical health suffers, but now researchers are finding out that lots of sitting can also affect mental health.
Another driver cut you off or your spouse says something that irks you; anger causes stress hormones to flood your bloodstream, causing your face to flush, your heart to race and your blood pressure to rise. According to the Berkeley Wellness Newsletter, there’s a large body of research that supports the idea that chronically angry people are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
In the never-ending search for a silver bullet to slow down the march of time and treat the chronic diseases of aging, comes exciting news from Emory University School of Medicine, published last month in Cell Reports.
Sadly, every year about 140,000 Americans die as a result of a stroke. What’s more, strokes are also the leading cause of serious long-term disability. You’ve likely heard how you can reduce your risk by controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol, losing excess weight, not smoking and getting regular exercise. However, researchers have discovered five other steps that may help reduce the risk of stroke.
Also known as vitamin B7, biotin is a water-soluble nutrient. Like others in the B vitamin family, biotin helps support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a
healthy nervous system.
Contrary to popular belief, dairy isn’t the only food that helps build strong bones. New research suggests there are other foods that can potentially slash your risk of osteoporosis by 50%.
Weary of the same tiresome summer grill standards? Us too! We’ve adapted a Prevention Magazine recipe that offers a fresh and flavorful respite from the same hotdog and burger fare. Don’t be put off by the pickled peach and onion mixture, as it’s super easy to throw together and will make your dinner guests think you slaved away in the kitchen all day! Swap out corn tortillas if you are going gluten-free.
Next time you pick up the phone to schedule lunch with a friend, rethink your plan. Instead of sitting, eating and chatting, you could be walking, breathing in nature and catching up with your buddy!
What does the White House have to do with promoting brain health? It turns out plenty, as the White House Conference on Aging recently hosted a webinar on Healthy Brains. The hour-long program featured experts from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes on Health and the Administration for Community.
As you probably know, sleep occurs in multiple stages. The normal sleep cycle includes periods of light and deep sleep, with periods of active dreaming, referred to as REM sleep. This varied cycle is repeated several times nightly.