7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

Physical activity at any intensity can help lower risk of early death, finds study

A multi-national team of researchers, including authors from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), have produced clear evidence that higher levels of physical activity, regardless of intensity, are associated with a lower risk of early death in middle-aged and older people

Physical activity at any intensity can help lower risk of early death, finds studyThe findings, published in The BMJ today, also show that being sedentary, for example sitting, for 9.5 hours or more a day (excluding sleeping time) is associated with an increased risk of death. The World Health Organization guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week for […]

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary part of the body's immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammationThe long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients, reveals study

Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients, reveals studyThe low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care. “The main strategy in rehabilitation for women with breast cancer is a change of habits, where physical exercise is a fundamental tool,” said study co-author Jorge Torres of the Faculty of Educational […]

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapySince most new cancer cases occur in adults aged 60 or older, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other institutions designed a study to learn more. Their study appeared in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Having cancer increases the chances of people […]

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

A new study has concluded that substituting chicken and other poultry for red meat may bring down the risk of breast cancer

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer riskRed meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shape

Your daily habits and lifestyle - what you eat and drink, whether you exercise, how stressed you are, and more - affect your mental health every bit as much as your physical health. A growing body of research indicates that regular exercise and a healthful diet can help protect your memory from ageing-related decline

How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shapeExercise Physical fitness and mental fitness go together. People who exercise regularly tend to stay mentally sharp into their 70’s, 80’s, and beyond. Although the precise ‘dose’ of exercise isn’t known, research suggests that the exercise should be moderate to vigorous and regular. Examples of moderate exercise include brisk walking, stationary bicycling, water aerobics, and […]

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthy

Scared of developing cardiac arrest? Here’s how to keep your heart healthy

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthySudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unforgiving condition that doesn’t choose its victims, whether they’re children or adults. It’s not modest either, taking the lives of around 200,000 teens and children on a yearly level, according to statistics. However, there is hope to be found, since these deaths can be prevented if you learn to […]
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