Exercise for Seniors: Why It’s Important

Exercise for Seniors: Why It’s Important Staying physically active is important for people of all ages and fitness levels. The benefits that come with exercise are endless—as we get older, these benefits only continue to grow. While the body ages, it also becomes more susceptible to a range of health issues. By adopting an exercise routine, you can help to curb your risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, type two diabetes and […]

Exercise for Life

Exercise for Life How much would you pay for medication that would decrease your risk of heart disease by 50%, strokes by 30%, diabetes by 50%, Alzheimer’s disease by 50%, and decrease the risk of 13 different types of cancer? This medication also helps you lose weight, improves your fitness, improves your strength and the only side effect is that it makes you happier. I guess this is something you would be interested in and […]

Why Am I Binge Eating?

Everyone overeats from time to time. Binge eating disorder is different, though. You might have it if you regularly eat a lot of food in just a few hours — even when you’re not hungry — to drown out emotions. Then you quickly feel shame or guilt about it. The disorder is treatable. Your doctor can help you stop and, later on, get to a healthy weight. The first step is to understand why you’re bingeing. […]

Very Obese Kids: Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Extremely obese children — such as those at least 100 pounds overweight — are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests. In the study, about half the children suffered from high blood pressure, and almost 15 percent were diabetic. Seventy-five percent had high levels of a protein that’s linked to heart disease. “Severe obesity in the adolescent age group is associated with numerous cardiovascular risk factors […]

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative. However, experts questioned the value of the findings when so many other risk factors for the blood sugar disease can […]

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