Studies Support Mind-Body Connection to Relieve Pain

Studies Support Mind-Body Connection to Relieve Pain

Studies Support Mind-Body Connection to Relieve Pain Be fully aware of the addictive potential of opioid drugs, and seriously weigh your need for a narcotic pain killer. While many pain experts disagree recent research supports the idea that pain, in many cases, has psychological underpinnings. A study published last year found emotion awareness and expression therapy […]

Dog Owners are Likely to Exercise Regularly

Dog Owners are Likely to Exercise Regularly

Dog Owners are Likely to Exercise Regularly Dog owners who walk their pets outside are more likely to have regular exercise habits, regardless of weather, according to a new study. Regular dog walkers were more active on days with cold, rainy weather, and on days with the worst weather conditions, they had 20% higher activity […]

Exercise Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults

Exercise Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults

Exercise Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults Older adults who want to get moving to help boost their brain function have a wide variety of workouts to choose from Among the many options for working out over 50, tai chi may have the biggest effect on cognitive function, but aerobic and resistance exercises may also […]

Sit Less, Stand Up, Move More, Avoid Sugar, Live Longer

Sit Less, Stand Up, Move More, Avoid Sugar, Live Longer

Sit Less, Stand Up, Move More, Avoid Sugar, Live Longer Recent research reveals that 52% of Americans are now either pre-diabetic or diabetic. A Key symptom of both is insulin and leptin resistance, a situation in which the human body can no longer read the signals from these important energy-regulating hormones. According to Dr. Robert […]

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Insomniacs have this to worry about as they lie sleepless staring at the ceiling: insomnia increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain […]

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems Nearly 80% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommended for optimal health. Far from being only a matter of weight loss or aesthetics, exercise is a crucial element of disease prevention and management, with the “side effect” of helping you […]

Some Dogs Were Born to Run

Some Dogs Were Born to Run

Some Dogs Were Born to Run Recently, researchers from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz conducted a study of energy use in dogs. Interestingly, they started their endeavor with the simple goal of calibrating a special collar they developed to study how Wolves use energy. They decided to […]

Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Live a Longer, Healthier Life

Live a Longer, Healthier Life Want to live a longer, healthier life? Try these simple and easy lifestyle recommendations “Stay up to date on immunizations, screening exams for specific types of cancer, and screening blood tests for conditions such as diabetes and HIV,” said Dr. Paul Erwin, head of the department of public health at […]

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease In Y 2013 Ivor Cummins, a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem solving, ran into health problems. His serum ferritin was very high, which is a potent risk factor for heart disease, as were his liver enzymes. After […]

Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack, Now!

Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack, Now!

Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack, Now! Remember this Old Adage, “An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” This wise old medicine advise often rings true as Apples are chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants, and some medical research suggests that fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. […]

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy

Moderate Exercise is Heart Healthy New research from Finland has found yet more evidence to suggest that physical activity can help boost heart health. The study, carried out by researchers from Florida International University, the University of Oulu, the University of Helsinki, and the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, set out to […]

Stay Sharp, Train Your Brain to Focus

Stay Sharp, Train Your Brain to Focus

Stay Sharp, Train Your Brain to Focus Brain training can help to retain information, recall facts quickly, and sharpen focus. Brain exercises can help older adults improve reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the training ends, according to a recent federally sponsored study on cognitive training. Hang on, we are busy exercising […]

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of  Stroke & Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds. “Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to develop hypertension [high blood pressure] unless they improve their lifestyle,” said study author Dr. Ashutosh Angrish […]

Enhancing Your Older Dog’s Quality of Life

Enhancing Your Older Dog’s Quality of Life

Enhancing Your Older Dog’s Quality of Life Loving your pets means doing anythingand everything to give them the most excellent health possible Most dog owners are aware of the physical changes that can take place as their companion age, but did you know your aging dog’s behavior may also change? Any variation in your dog’s […]

Get Smart and Stay Smart

Get Smart and Stay Smart

Get Smart and Stay Smart Below are activities to consider doing daily, as follows: 1. Exercise Regularly Exercising regularly helps you stay healthy- but it can also make you smarter. Running, weightlifting, cardio, yoga, and even just walking all have long-term brain benefits and help you be a better entrepreneur. Even just walking improves creativity. […]

Smoking Changes Human DNA Increasing Risk for Disease

Smoking Changes Human DNA Increasing Risk for Disease

Smoking Changes Human DNA Increasing Risk for Disease Researchers know that smoking alters your DNA methylation, but a recent study demonstrates how long those changes last and how widespread they can be. Lead researcher Dr. Stephanie London, Chief of the Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, says: “We […]

Eat Right and Live Healthy, Optimize Eyesight

Eat Right and Live Healthy, Optimize Eyesight

Eat Right and Live Healthy, Optimize Eyesight Besides eating plenty of carotenoids-rich vegetables, Organic pastured egg yolks and omega-3 and astaxanthin-rich wild Alaskan Salmon, another really important dietary aspect is to normalize your blood sugar, as excessive sugar in your blood can pull fluid from the lens of your eye, affecting your ability to focus. It […]

Obesity Raises Our Risk of Cancer

Obesity Raises Our Risk of Cancer

Obesity Raises Our Risk of Cancer Obesity can raise your risk of cancer in many ways. Some cancers, especially breast and endometrial cancer, are sensitive to the female sex hormone estrogen, and fat cells produce an excess of this hormone. This is why obesity in young children obesity is a a grave concern. By carrying […]

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier Since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller. Even 11-year-old kids aren’t immune from this weight plague, the study found. Girls are more than 7 pounds heavier even though their height is the same. Boys […]

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet To provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet you must focus on identifying, then removing, and unnecessary stressors from your pet’s world before disease can occur. These obstacles might involve your pet’s diet, exercise, environment, and veterinary care. Being proactive is in contrast to the reactive approach […]

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep Without quality sleep, our body can develop a number of health conditions, which can lead to significant life changes. Diabetes, heart disease, dementia and weight gain have either been linked to a lack of sleep, or are being studied for the effect poor sleep quality has on the […]

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks Research conducted at the Karolinska Institutet found that engaging in 5 healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about 80% of 1st-time heart attacks in men. The researchers were surprised at how powerful a healthy lifestyle can be, noting: “It is not surprising that healthy lifestyle choices would lead to a […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases A new large-scale US study has found that many cancer cases and deaths in individuals could be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle. The team of researchers, from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, looked at data from […]

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes Exercise helps beat diabetes and other chronic diseases as effectively as medications and surgery, according to major new research. “Similar to surgery, exercise is not a single entity and must be tailored to the condition,” says Dr. Tammy Hoffmann, professor of clinical epidemiology at Australia’s Bond University, who led […]

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood Memory and cognition are the extra benefits associated with physical fitness. Exercise is known to dispel depression, and in many cases more effectively than antidepressants. One of the Key ways exercise promotes mental health is by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters associated […]

Forget Jogging, Try Dancing, Gardening & Swimming

Forget Jogging, Try Dancing, Gardening & Swimming

Forget Jogging, Try Dancing, Gardening & Swimming Forget jogging or running lonely miles and boring, repetitious exercises in crowded gyms. Dancing, swimming, and gardening can provide great health benefits, including keeping the mind sharp. A recent report published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that the brain scans of older people who burned the […]

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet Being slim is not necessarily proof of being healthy. Metabolic dysfunction can strike anyone not following an really healthy diet. Carrying excess weight almost always guarantees one will suffer health problems. And so, this is why childhood obesity is a grave concern, as obese children […]

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life The experts believe we can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer and chronic disease and significantly improve our chances of recovering from cancer by following some simple strategies, as follows: Eat Real Food: Seek to eliminate all processed food in our diet. Eat at least 33% of food […]