Archive for November, 2014

Understanding Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes called a “silent disease” with few, if any, noticeable changes to your health to indicate you have it. Often, the first indication of osteoporosis is when a bone breaks. Osteoporosis can strike at any age, but occurs mostly in people over 50. By age 70, between 30 and 40 percent of all […]

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Really? Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach

By Anahad O’Connor The facts: Most people know the age-old diet advice about grocery shopping when you are hungry: You are more likely to buy fattening, unhealthy foods. So avoid it. But the weight loss maxims found in diet books do not always hold up in the real world. So two researchers at Cornell University […]

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The Mediterranean diet could help reverse metabolic syndrome

The Mediterranean diet along with supplemental extra-virgin olive oil and nuts could help reverse metabolic syndrome, Spanish researchers say in a study that was published Tuesday. Some 25% of adults suffer from metabolic syndrome, which increases their risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. The disease itself is the result of a combination of at […]

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Sitting is the new smoking

The ticking clock and furious patter of computer keys are staples in offices around the world. Regardless of specific business, offices share many similarities. One such similarity is a sedentary culture and studies show all that sitting is taking a major toll on employee health. From the driver’s seat to the office chair and then […]

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Meditation: An Introduction

Meditation is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). There are many types of meditation, most of which originated in ancient religious and spiritual traditions. Generally, a person who is meditating uses certain techniques, such as a specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions. Meditation may be practiced for many […]

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Healthy hydration guide

Water is essential for life and it is very important to get the right amount of fluid to be healthy. However there are lots of mixed messages about how much, and what to drink and this can be confusing. Do I really need to drink 8 glasses of water on top of all my other […]

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15 tiny tweaks for an instant health makeover

It always struck me as slightly odd that we make health resolutions in January. Sure, a new year is a theoretical blank slate — and our holiday habits provide us with ample inspiration for things we’d very much like to change about the way we treat our bodies. And, it helps that everyone around us […]

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What’s your fitness age?

By Gretchen Reynolds You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age – determined primarily by a measure of cardiovascular endurance – is a better predictor of longevity than chronological age. The good news is that unlike […]

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