Pain is the most common reason people seek medical help. If this pain persists for a period longer than 6 months or beyond expected healing time it is then considered to be chronic pain. One in five Australians suffer with chronic pain and this prevalence increases to one in three people over the age of […]
Certainly, with A-fib, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure!
Yogis, hippies, and holistic medicine specialists have been touting the health benefits of yoga for years.
If you want to battle belly fat as you age, new research suggests you need to add weight training to your exercise regimen. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that combining aerobic activities with weight, or resistance, training is key to preserving muscle and avoiding weight gain, particularly age-related belly fat. “Because aging is associated with sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass, […]
“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 […]
Evidence has shown that regular physical activity can improve cognitive function and brain plasticity. However, research has been unclear in proving how much exercise is needed and how long these benefits can last for. A recent study conducted at the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that one 30-minute session of vigorous exercise can lead […]
There was big news in the world of cardiology last week – news that will change the way heart doctors approach the care of patients with the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation. It was not a new drug or procedure. It was much simpler. The new discovery was the power of weight loss—and its […]
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 […]
Like a lot of people, you’ve probably made it a point to start working toward your ideal physique, especially with summer right around the corner. Also like most people, you probably haven’t been seeing any desirable results just yet. If you’re struggling to see any tangible results from your workouts, perhaps it’s time to step […]
Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have a limited supply of brain cells. Sure, the majority of them grow early in life, but some areas of the brain continue to grow them into adulthood and beyond — a process called neurogenesis. The hippocampus is one of these areas, and it’s also among the most important areas of […]