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.
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.
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.
There’s no doubt about it, constipation is an embarrassing topic as no one wants to admit to being a bit backed up! Still, all of us suffer from this ailment from time to time. It’s particularly common with pregnant women and if when taking certain medications.
Soon fresh blueberries will be cropping up everywhere from the corner grocery store to the local farmer’s market. This luscious beauty is America’s second favorite berry after strawberries. One of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries reach their peak in June and July.
Perhaps you think you’ve heard everything there is to be said about stress. Indeed, stress is so common in the U.S. that it causes three-quarters of us to experience physical and psychological issues on a regular basis. What might be surprising is that not many of us actually take measures to reduce stress. Try out these simple and quick ways to cut down on stress.