Study: Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity

“Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death”   Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise — a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example — is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 […]

Stevia and Sugar Substitutes

Stevia What It Is: This natural, no-calorie sweetener, made from a South American plant, has been around for centuries. It’s now in sodas and sports drinks, as well as tabletop packets (usually green), liquid drops, dissolvable tablets, and spoonable products, as well as baking blends. Among brand names, SweetLeaf is a sweetener made from stevia extract, and both […]

Hearty Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Ingredients 4 cups rotini pasta (tricolor or regular) 1 avocado, diced 1 large tomatoes, diced 1⁄4 cup white cheddar cheese, in small cubes 1 red pepper, cubed 1 yellow pepper, cubed 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 1 tablespoon dill, dried, to taste or 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1⁄4 teaspoon dried chili Directions […]

Multiple Sclerosis: New specially adapted bicycle developed to help people with MS exercise

A revolutionary new exercise system has been developed to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) build muscle mass and improve their physical health. Researchers at the University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences have developed a specially adapted bicycle which uses electronic stimulation to involuntarily activate the leg muscles to drive the pedals, similar to […]

Study: Exercise Protects The Brain Against Depression

Evidence from many credible studies shows that exercise is potent medicine for the mind. Both strength training and cardiovascular exercise yield benefits above the shoulders, like greater endurance under stress and more mental elasticity to bounce back from difficult situations. We know that some of these benefits come from exercise elevating brain chemicals, like endorphins, that produce a […]

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