Archive For The “Health” Category

Is it safe to take exercise supplements?

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  An Australian woman with a genetic disorder died from consuming too many protein supplements, it was recently reported. The woman in question, Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, suffered from a rare, undiagnosed disorder that caused a fatal build-up of ammonia in her body (ammonia is produced when the body breaks down protein). This raises…

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Eating These Foods Can Boost Your Brainpower As You Age

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  The foods you eat to keep your body healthy might also help your brain: The same foods you eat to protect your heart might help you avoid age-related cognitive decline, new research presented at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggests.   After studying nearly 6,000 older adults, the researchers discovered that those who…

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Doing This One Type of Exercise For 45 Minutes Has Insane Benefits For Your Brain AND Body!

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  There’s an all-natural way to boost your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against aging—and it all starts at the gym.   It’s practically a no-brainer that exercise has some incredible perks for your body’s health. But the next time you lace up your sneakers for a run at the gym, don’t…

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New Study Shows a Lack of Sleep Actually Makes You Feel Drunk!

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It’s Monday morning and you’ve had a big weekend.   Between a wild Saturday night piggybacked by family brunch, it’s safe to say that you’re feeling tired as you cross the threshold and head for your desk.   While we’d like to think you’d never actually turn up to work drunk (no promises here) a…

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Healthy Eating. But what can’t you eat?

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                                        Do you know what you can’t eat?   I think I do but you read so many things now in the news, e-mails, mailshots some true and many far from true…It is sometimes overwhelming especially…

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Boston fitness firm wants to add DNA to your diet!

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By Hiawatha Bray         There’s no such thing as a “fat gene,” a single genetic factor that explains our doublechins and love handles. But Boston-based FitNow Inc., maker of the popular fitness app Lose It!, said it has the next-best thing: a genetic test that generates customized diet and exercise recommendations based…

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This is How to Treat Every Type of Pain, According to an Expert

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Back, muscle, headache, and period pain? We’ve got you covered.    Newsflash: almost all Australian women struggle with acute pain, with new research revealing that 95 per cent of women are regularly in pain, and many don’t know how to manage it effectively. Oh.   According to the same research from pharmacy retailer Amcal, Aussie…

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Thinking About Exercise Can Make You Live Longer, According to a Study!

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Joyous news for those who love gym chic, but don’t actually want to sweat even a drop.   A study by researchers at Stanford University, and published by the American Psychological Association found that people who considered themselves to be less active than others, had a higher risk of mortality.   It suggests that comparing…

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Why is red wine healthy one day then unhealthy the next?

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        On Monday red wine is good for you, on Tuesday it’s best avoided, and by Wednesday it’s back to being good for you again.   Lately it seems like every nutrition study contradicts the last, and trying to be healthy has never felt more complicated.   It’s not just #fakenews and…

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Having A Healthy Lifestyle Can Increase Life Expectancy By Up To 7 Years

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    People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in good health, according to a new study published today in Health Affairs.   A new study published today in Health Affairs…

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5 Bad Habits That Are Good For You After All!

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Feel guilty after having a lazy lie-in or that extra cup of coffee? Think again, those habits may not be so bad after all   We’ve all got bad habits, whether it’s occasionally forgetting to take our make-up off, being a prolific gum chewer or having a sweet tooth. But, as much a these vices…

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Weekly Sex Can Prolong Life

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Study shows health benefits for women           While a regular sex life has been shown to boost mood and improve relationships, it turns out that having sex once a week can also prolong your life, according to a new study.   Researchers in the small study, first published in the medical…

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Just a Minute’s Running Daily May Boost Bone Health

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Women who on an average did 60-120 seconds of running per day had four per cent better bone health.   Want to improve your bone health? Running — a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity — for just one to two minutes each day may help you, new research shows. The findings showed that women who on…

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