Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states study

Women with type 2 diabetes may face more sleep issues and more severe sleep troubles during menopause than peers without diabetes, a small study suggests

Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states studyAmong 164 middle-aged women who completed a survey, those with diabetes averaged 10 sleep-related symptoms while those without diabetes averaged about 7 – and symptoms were rated as more severe by women with diabetes, the study team reports in the journal Menopause. “Sleep-related symptoms are one of the most frequently reported symptoms among midlife women […]

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 […]

Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children, states study

A recently completed study indicates that Finnish children who spend a lot of time in front of screens have a heightened risk for overweight and abdominal obesity, regardless of the extent of their physical activity

Abundant screen time linked with overweight among children, states studyThe increase in childhood obesity is one of the largest health problems globally. The study investigated links between screen time and overweight by utilising the Finnish Health in Teens data (Fin-HIT), encompassing more than 10,000 children from across Finland. The children studied were between 9 and 12 years of age. The subjects reported the time […]

Small reduction in alcohol, can lead to big reduction in heart disease risk for type 2 diabetes patients

The results show that people who cut their alcohol consumption by at least two units a week or abstained from alcohol had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with people who didn’t change their alcohol use

Small reduction in alcohol, can lead to big reduction in heart disease risk for type 2 diabetes patientsPeople with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity, affect the risk of developing diabetes, but there has been little research about how people with diabetes can change their lifestyle to lower their long-term risk of cardiovascular […]

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 […]

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The study was led by the University of Exeter - simultaneously published on July 14 in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

Talking to yourself in third person reduces stress, proves study

Reasearchers say referring to yourself in the third person leads people to think about themselves more similar to how they think about others, and you can see evidence for this in the brain. That helps people gain a tiny bit of psychological distance from their experiences, which can often be useful for regulating emotions

Talking to yourself in third person reduces stress, proves study  From meditation to physical activity, there are various things that we can do to regain control over our emotions during stressful times. But what if there was an easier way of doing that? New research investigates the effect of talking to yourself in third person on emotion management. A team of researchers, led by […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

Here’s how you can speed up wound healing

Has that cut or scrape from a while ago still not shown signs of fading? There are a variety of reasons why your wounds are not healing as fast as they used to

Here’s how you can speed up wound healingWhile one cannot do much about factors like old age or diabetes, here are five other tips you can follow to improve healing. Good nutrition In general, you should follow a balanced diet which includes all the essential food groups. But since wound healing requires the use of several nutrients, the Cleveland Clinic advises including […]
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