Health and Fitness Headlines

  • 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.
  • A University of Alberta study reports that your DNA may contribute only 5 to 10% to getting diseases like cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. Instead, metabolites, chemicals, proteins, or the microbiome have more say. On the other hand, your DNA contributes 40 to 50 percent to Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and macular degeneration. - 12/22/2019
  • 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
  • Latest study finds that extreme exercise may dull your brain - 9/27/2019
  • Latest survey shows 40% of Americans stressed by politics, 20% losing sleep over it, 20% reporting damaged interpersonal relationships, and 4% having suicidal thoughts - 9/25/2019
  • Studies show it's just harder to manage your weight as you get older. Blame in on your fat cells and your genes - 9/9/2019
  • Older people who never did resistance workouts have the same ability to build muscles as those who frequently did and are of similar age - 8/30/2019
  • Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to age 85 or older - 8/27/2019
  • Exercise helps delay cognitive decline and may protect against Alzheimer's - 8/26/2019
  • Every minute of exercise helps you live longer - 8/22/2019
  • Cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medication for pain - 8/21/2019
  • Whole body vibration shakes up microbiome, reducing inflammation associated with diabetes - 8/18/2019

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