Exercising has a positive effect on the aging brain, with a recent study finding that older physically active adults have less brain atrophy, greater gray matter volume, and less white matter damage, compared to their more sedentary counterparts .
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Practicing yoga can be beneficial in people with mild to moderate hypertension. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, included 120 people in their 50s who were organized into three groups: one was assigned to do yoga two or three times a week for 24 weeks, another group was assigned to do a nutrition control program along with walks, and a third group practiced yoga and also had dietary advice.
To maintain weight, in addition to controlling the number of calories we consume, it is also important to spend less time driving. A new study from the University of Illinois shows that, in addition to the number of calories we consume, the amount of time we spend driving each Instead of exercising, it can also be related to our body mass index (BMI).
Drinking lots of sodas increases the risk of heart attack. Why we shouldn't abuse sodas. Sugary drinks have been associated with weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Now the results of this research suggest that sugar-sweetened beverages may increase the risk of coronary heart disease more than that associated with traditional risk factors.
E-cigarettes are advertised as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. Cigarettes release nicotine by burning tobacco, while e-cigarettes deliver nicotine to the user in vapor form. Because they release nicotine without burning tobacco, electronic cigarettes appear as a safer and less toxic alternative to conventional cigarettes.
Tai chi is a very healthy form of exercise that improves muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Slow, controlled movements of tai chi can help combat balance problems in people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. And those improvements persist for at least three months, a small study reveals.
A Happy Rush If you ask a regular runner why they like to run, they will probably tell you what makes them happier. And although it may sound strange to you, it is not so strange. Did you know that… Walking 30 minutes on a treadmill can immediately lift the mood of someone with major depressive disorder.
Daily exercise affects sleeping habits. There is a tendency to believe that when you exercise, you can sleep better, but in the case of people with sleep problems, such as insomnia, this relationship is much more complex. Insomnia has a hyperarousal of the stress system, and a single exercise session on a given day is not enough to overcome that excitement, it could even be aggravated, since exercise is a physical stressor.
Intense training can increase the risk of tooth decay and other oral problems.Some studies have found that many athletes have poor oral health, with a large number of cavities, a greater tendency for gum disease and erosion of tooth enamel. teeth.Why is exercise detrimental to oral health?
Did you know that many of the effervescent medications we take contain large amounts of sodium? We all know that excess salt is not good for our health. For this reason, moderate salt intake is recommended.In addition to the salt we eat in our diet, new research has now shown that some of the effervescent medications we take with some frequency, such as aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, could cause us to be ingesting large amounts of sodium without knowing it.
Did you know that being in love has many benefits for your health? Valentine's Day is coming and it has always been said that love can with everything, but did you know that it can protect you from many diseases? Love is: Good for the heart There are studies showing that having a successful relationship improves survival rates after some heart surgery (coronary byspass).
Drinking water helps us stay hydrated and also keeps disease away. Did you know why the Japanese are the oldest people in the world? More than 50,000 of the people over 100 years of age live in Japan. What makes them so long? Apparently in Japan there is a therapy based on drinking two glasses of water right after waking up which apparently is the one that gives them the ability to live for so many years.
Women can reduce their risk of breast cancer through physical exercise as long as they maintain their weight.A new analysis, published in the journal Cancer, has found that physical activity, both light and vigorous, and before or after menopause , can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Children's body fat is linked to a lack of vitamin D in mothers. Children are more likely to have more body fat during childhood if the mother had low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Performing physical exercise daily is beneficial for the mental health of adolescents. An article, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, shows that some psychosocial factors, such as self-image perception and social interaction, can help explain the benefits that daily physical activity has on the mental health of adolescents.
Why you should wash towels more often After using it, a towel becomes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, dead skin cells, salivary, anal and urinary secretions, and many other germs present in our bathroom. bathroom How many times can you use a towel before it needs to be washed?
Happy teens are more likely to grow up to be wealthy adults than teens who don't have happy childhoods. An analysis of data from 15,000 US teens and young adults, published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the The National Academy of Sciences shows that teens who are happier or have higher levels of life satisfaction are more likely to earn significantly higher income than those with lower levels of satisfaction and happiness.
Happy People Have a Balanced Time Perspective Joyfully remembering the past, enjoying the present, and looking forward to future happiness could be the key to staying happy. A new study shows that having a balanced time perspective can make people feel more vital, more grateful and more satisfied with their lives.
How to lead a healthier life Changing habits is not easy. In fact, it is said that we need 66 days to form a new habit, if you have decided to create new habits that will make you healthier, it is best to take things easy. This will make it easier for you to achieve it. You can start by proposing to get a new healthy habit every month, and you will see how after a year you have achieved many of them.
Living a healthy life can reduce your risk of having a heart attack, even if your genes say otherwise. Genes and lifestyle are known to affect heart risk, but the influence of each of these factors is unknown, and whether one factor may outweigh the other.A new study has found that even people with a high genetic risk for heart problems can cut their chances of having a heart attack, or other heart problems, in half if they don't smoke, eat healthy, exercise and maintain weight.