Physical activity has long been linked to a healthy brain in older people. A new long-term study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and reported in the New York Times, shows how keeping active as we grow older may actually help to stave off Alzheimer’s. The study looked at almost 900 participants who were
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How much time do you spend sitting each day? If the answer is “a lot”, you’re not alone. The average person is sitting for 9 hours a day in front of computer screens and TVs and it is taking a big toll on our health. Researchers are saying that sitting for long periods each day
A new study from Stanford University suggests that coffee consumption is linked to a reduction in chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been associated with many diseases related to aging, including heart problems, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Time Magazine, reporting on the study, said that in older individuals, chronic inflammation tends to rise. The inflammation is
Eat smart by adding these foods to your daily diet and you will have a healthier brain for life. These foods have been shown to keep your grey matter happy and healthy. Nosh on Blueberries. These tasty berries have been shown in animal studies to reduce oxidative stress on the brain. Aging rats have also
If you are sleeping in a room with even dim light exposure, you may be affecting the quality of your sleep and your health, by suppressing the secretion of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain that affects the body’s internal clock. It maintains the cycles of sleep and
I have been popping a daily multivitamin for years. One in three Americans likewise do the same, mainly as an insurance policy, to fill in nutrient gaps. I started to wonder if this is a good practice and did some research. What I found surprised me. Recent studies show that our multivitamin habit has no
Give it a try. Go ahead and let out a big belly laugh. How do you feel? Are your muscles less tense? Do you have a feeling of well-being? Those are only two of the positive effects that laughter can have in your life. Studies are showing that a good chortle can be good medicine.
A tickle in the back of your throat. A woozy feeling in your head. An achy feeling all over. Uh- oh. Despite washing your hands, keeping your hands away from your face, staying rested and hydrated, you’re coming down with a cold. Here you go again. The average person gets two colds a year, lasting
A landmark new study from Britain provides evidence that inflammation is the driving force behind Alzheimer’s disease. Treating that inflammation may be the key to fighting and even preventing the disease. Previous research has shown that chronic inflammation is associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but the present study shows that rather than an effect of the
It seems that eating more fruits and vegetables can make you a happier as well as a healthier person.
The evidence is clear that the vast majority of people who diet do not end up losing weight permanently, and may end up ultimately weighing more.
Yoga and meditation can both help to prevent the memory loss that is a precursor to dementia.
When I was younger I never thought of living to such an advanced age, but more and more people are becoming centenarians.
I was shocked when my doctor told me that my total cholesterol level on my routine blood test was in the “high” range.
If you’re spending a lot of time sitting on the john, give squatting a try.