Archive For The “Health” Category

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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5 Things You Should Do Every Morning If You Want to Be Healthy

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            In those first years out of college, I struggled with the transition into “real adulthood.” Adulting is hard! But as I started to make health and self-care more of a priority, I realised that I was lacking a solid morning routine. Fast-forward to today, and the routine I’ve established…

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7 Home Remedies for Dengue

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                Dengue fever affects millions of people every year with children being the most prone. It is a mosquito-borne sickness that usually affects areas with poor environmental upkeep and tends to develop ditches of water where mosquitos love. It often takes 3-10 days to recover from dengue fever,…

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Why You Should Approach Sleep Like a Gym Class

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It’s sleep training but not as you know it.     You might be familiar (or not, that’s cool) with the term ‘sleep training’ – it’s a technique parents use to teach their babies how to sleep through the night – but, when you think about it – er, probably not when you’re trying to…

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Finally! There’s a Beer That Is Technically Considered Healthy

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          In the 1990s, a spike in micro-mix brewing spawned an upswell in the craft beer movement. Traditional standards for brewing were turned on their heads, and now the very look of beer is vastly different from the days of twin tapped bars. The most lauded beers in the country are…

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5 Ways to Earn Extra Money With a Healthy Lifestyle

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        Whether you made yourself a promise to eat better, exercise more, or become healthier, you’ll dramatically increase your chances of success by earning some bucks every time you stick to your plan. Here’s a list of apps and sites that can help you turn your healthy lifestyle into a decent side…

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