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How Eating Fish Now Can Protect Your Brain Later

Eating Fish Now Can Protect Your BrainIt seems with each passing day there is more and more evidence to back up the belief that diet and lifestyle choices can battle the effects of aging and promote health. The thought of merely “dying from old age” is becoming increasingly harder to believe; ultimately, it seems like people get diseases later in life based on the decisions they made when they were younger.

Now this isn’t true all the time, but it is a lot of the time. And new developments are continuing to show that even cognitive disorders, like dementia and Alzheimer’s … Read More

Overlooked Data Key to Curing Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Key to Curing Dementia and AlzheimerIt’s always a satisfying and interesting feeling when you’ve been struggling with a solution for some time and you end up finding out that the answer was right in front of you all along. There’s a combination of joy and excitement mixed with a heavy dose of “how did I not see that before?”

Well, a research team from the University of Illinois had a similar feeling with their recent discovery.

The team came across a new technique to photograph and image pulse pressure and elasticity in brain arteries that might shed new light on … Read More

How Exercise Could Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Exercise Could Reduce Your Risk of Breast CancerParticipation in a regular exercise program has definite benefits for every woman, regardless of her age. These benefits include a reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese and an increase in the prevention of metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, and chronic diseases, like heart disease, stroke, and dementia.

Women also are less likely to experience osteoporosis and sarcopenia (muscle loss) as they age if they exercise on a regular basis. This prolongs life and prevents falls, fractures, and additional morbidity.

What about the effects of exercise on mood and quality of life?

Well, … Read More

The Cost of a Healthy Diet: Eat Healthy and Save Money

Cost of Healthy DietI spend a lot of money on food; more than the majority of people that I know. I spend well in excess of $400.00 per month on food for myself, and the truth is that sometimes I have a hard time affording it. I sacrifice in other areas to make sure I’m getting the proper nutrition to reach my goals and maintain a certain level of health and fitness.

And although it’s resulted in some hard times every so often, I view it as money well spent. It’s my belief that by spending now on … Read More

Couch Potatoes, Beware! You Could Be Shortening Your Life

Sitting Shorten Your LifeThose of you who like to sit and watch TV or play video games for extended periods of time may want to get up, put down the remote or game controls, and go outside for a walk. Similarly, those of you who are sedentary, sitting all day in the workplace may need to take notice and enjoy some stretching and walking breaks throughout the day, too.

I am suggesting this bit of advice because some recently published evidence is showing how important these breaks may be for your long-term health and well-being. According to the … Read More

What’s Really Responsible for Those Pesky Cravings?

Bacteria Responsible for Your Unhealthy CravingsThere’s always that moment, usually around midday or late at night, when I have a craving for something sweet or salty. I try to resist, but I admit, I don’t always succeed.

But when you really think about it, cravings are an interesting thing that can be quite dangerous. Cravings have thrown people off of their diets, have made it difficult to eat and live healthily, and have helped to propel the obesity epidemic. Giving into a craving now and then might not seem like a lot, but it can add up!

So what is … Read More

How Dark Chocolate Can Boost Your Fitness Output

Dark Chocolate Can Boost Your Fitness OutputThere are certain health developments that everybody loves: the ones that involve eating snacks. And a new study is showing even more benefits of eating a popular tasty treat.

The health benefits of dark chocolate are certainly not underreported. The association of polyphenol and flavonoid antioxidants and their abilities to combat inflammation and improve mood are reasons that make this decadent treat somewhat of a health food.

But if you’re a chocolate junkie, make sure you reach for the dark stuff—at least 85% cocoa—and leave the milk chocolate on the shelf. Milk chocolate offers no … Read More

How You Can Instantly Become Happier

Instantly Become HappierMath and happiness; what do these two things have in common? Before I answer that, let me pose another question.

Is there a key to happiness? I sometimes ask this question on those days when I’m feeling a little down or when I feel like everything is a struggle. And unfortunately, as much as I’d like one simple, definitive answer, it really depends on whom you ask. Some people will say it’s the status quo: family, career, love, and all that stuff. But what about the smaller things that make up daily life? It seems … Read More