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Laws of Healthy Old Age

Laws of Healthy Old Age

1. Continue learning Compared to participants of the inner-city Glueck study, the Grant men lived on average 10 years longer than their less-educated peers. However, the 6 percent of Glueck men who graduated from college were just as healthy, even in old age, as the Grant men. 2. Don’t smoke In both studies (and excluding […]

What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?

What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?

Q: How do I make an intelligent choice between getting enough sleep, eating well and regularly exercising? I usually sleep when time is tight and stress is high. And I often eat whatever is available rather than spending time to find healthy choices when I’m traveling. Am I better off getting an extra hour of […]

Signs Of High Blood Pressure You Should Know About

Signs Of High Blood Pressure You Should Know About

There are some things that are hard to commit to memory: your mother-in-law’s birthday, how much milk is left in the fridge, and your last blood pressure reading, to name a few.But over half of all Americans will experience high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And considering that high blood pressure essentially […]

Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?

Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?

Are your lifestyle choices making you age faster? We all know that unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles are factors that have been driving the obesity epidemic. But a new study out of the Mayo Clinic has also linked them to the biology of aging. That’s right, what you eat and how physically active you are […]

Body Fat: How To Use It and Lose It

Body Fat: How To Use It and Lose It

Body fat, or the more technical term adipocytes (adipo means fat and cyte means cell), is found in many places around the human body and mostly underneath your skin, what we call subcutaneous fat. There is also some on top of your kidneys, inside your liver, and a small amount in your muscle tissue, which […]

Signs That You Have High Blood Sugar

Signs That You Have High Blood Sugar

With all the processed food available, it’s difficult to know the amount of sugar our blood ends up accumulating. Too much sugar can lead to a very serious disease we’ve all heard of — diabetes. If you notice these three factors in your body, it’s time to make a change in your nutrition habits: 1. […]

Best Foods To Fuel Your Day

Best Foods To Fuel Your Day

Your body is an incredible machine. In the time it takes you to read this article (approximately five minutes) your heart will beat 400 times, your blood will travel the equivalent of eight miles and your brain will have 30 billion chemical reactions. All that activity and more is why it’s so important to keep […]

Easy Smoothies That Will Give You Healthy, Glowing Skin

Easy Smoothies That Will Give You Healthy, Glowing Skin

Everything you eat and drink contributes to the way you look, and the best news is that eating your way to a youthful glow has never been easier or more delicious! Start by nourishing your body with anti-aging superstars like berries, cucumber, watermelon, and tomatoes, and you’ll quickly look and feel healthy, happy, and more […]

Men: Taking Vitamins B6 And B12 Could Increase Your Risk Of Lung Cancer

Men: Taking Vitamins B6 And B12 Could Increase Your Risk Of Lung Cancer

People looking for an energy boost may turn to vitamin B6 and B12 supplements for help, but new research finds that men may be doubling their risk for lung cancer if they take it over an extended period of time — and tripling it if they’re smokers. A long-term study followed 77,000 senior adults for over […]

To The Person Who Is Secretly Struggling With An Eating Disorder

To The Person Who Is Secretly Struggling With An Eating Disorder

This goes out to the person who is secretly struggling. The one who on the outside appears to have everything together, yet underneath it all, feels trapped. The one who “eats normally” in public, yet binges on a jar of peanut butter, jelly, a loaf of bread, and a bag of tortilla chips, at night. […]

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