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 percent, the British researchers added. “Efforts to encourage small increases in physical activity in inactive individuals likely have significant health […]

Nuts May Lengthen Your Life, Study Suggests

Eating nuts, including peanuts and peanut butter, may help you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China, and found nut consumption was linked with a lower risk of premature death from heart disease and other causes. The findings lend support to previous evidence on the heart-healthy benefits of nuts, said study researcher Dr. Xiao-Ou Shu, associate director of global health and […]

Tips for Power Walking

Every hour you spend walking may add 2 hours to your life, research suggests. Brisk walking can help trim your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and depression. To reap the benefits of walking and stay injury-free, try these tips. Wear comfy, well-fitting shoes. They should be lightweight and breathable. Look for thick cushioning in the heel, good support, and flexibility. Replace them after 3 to 6 months. Start with a warm-up. Stroll at a comfortable pace for […]

Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?

Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking? Some intriguing new research shows that dairy foods, perhaps even high-fat ones, may play a role in type 2 diabetesprevention. Although experts say it’s too soon to draw clear conclusions, the findings seem to run counter to current advice to people with diabetes, who are generally told to pick low- or non-fat dairy products. Recent studies on how dairy products might lower diabetes risk don’t all reach the same verdict. Nor […]

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