Health and Fitness Headlines

  • Study from University of Alabama reported that frequently drinking soft drinks may make adolescents more aggressive later in their teenage years. - 8/25/2020 
  • A British study reported that there are currently six types of  COVID-19 depending on the symptoms. In fact, each type, as identified by the symptoms, requires a different type of treatment. - 7/29/2020
  • A report published June 17 2020 in Lancet Global Health reported that physical activity reduced premature death world wide by 15% or 3.9 million people. This translates to 140,200 lives saved each year in the United States. - 6/20/2020. 
  • Scientist have found that the SRS-CoV-2 virus infects the nasal cavity, first, because it can easily infect cells in the nose. Hence the benefit of wearing a mask. Other steps you can take to reduce chances of infection is nasal irrigation or anti-viral nasal sprays. - 6/9/2020
  • The many symptoms of COVID-19 include strokes in the brain, pinkeye, loss of smell & taste, unexpected blood clotting, lining of blood vessels, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, weakened heart muscles, heart attacks, kidney problems, Covid toes, purple rash, and overactive immune response. - 5/11/2020
  • Two current ways to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus: oral or nasal swabs and blood. The later looks for antibodies indicating exposure to the virus in the past, while the former indicates presence of the virus. - 5/11/2020
  • Study finds loss of smell may result in a milder case of COVID-19. - 4/29/2020
  • Besides losing your ability to smell or taste, among several symptoms of COVID-19, the latest one that has been found is pink eye. - 4/2/2020 
  • A preliminary study reported that older adults of average age 75, who regularly walk, swim, garden, or dance slow aging of their brains by 4 years. - 3/5/2020
  • New research from Murdoch University shows that 14 mg of saffron, consumed twice a day, can improve quality of sleep in adults with sleep disruptions. 2/29/2020
  • The latest government report shows that nearly 40 percent of people in the United States are obese, while 10 percent are severely obese. - 2/27/2020
  • A recent study found that very fit American adults participate in a wide variety of physical activities (typically 2 to 5 or more). - 2/24/2020
  • Want to make your aerobic workouts more beneficial? A recent study found that listening to high tempo music during the workout really gets your going. However, the music doesn't help much if you are trying to build muscles. - 2/2/2020
  • Gyms are the most common place to catch flu and cold bugs. So use those wipes to disinfect places you will hold on to. Also use those wipes on your hands just before you leave the gym. - 1/12/2020
  • As reported by the U.S. News & World Report, the Mediterranean diet is the #1 best overall diet for the third year in a row. - 1/2/2020
  • A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that intermittant fasting, in which you fast for 16 hours, improves cognitive performance, decreases blood pressure, heart rate, and blood lipid levels. Also, it reduces fat, lose weight, prevents obesity, and reduces tissue damage.
  • New study, from Boston Medical Center, reported that yoga and physical therapy are effective for treating sleep disturbances associated with chronic low back pain  - 11/19/2019
  • New study, from England, of 4,100 seniors over 60 showed that 40 percent of those with vitamin D deficiency suffered from weak muscles - 11/5/2019
  • New study, from Australia, reported that even running only 50 minutes a week at a pace slower than 6 mph was associated with a 30% lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 23% lower risk of death from cancer - 11/4/2019
  • New study confirms older studies that while exercising before breakfast doesn't help you lose more weight than exercising after breakfast, it does reduce blood sugar levels and helps burn fat - 10/21/2019
  • Harvard School of Public Health study reports omega-3 fish oil supplements lowers risk of heart attack. No effect on strokes - 10/2/2019

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