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Diabetes Prevention (Type 2 Diabetes)

While genetics plays an important role in the development of diabetes, an individual still has the ability to influence their health to prevent diabetes. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are the biggest diabetes risk factors that are controllable. People should watch their weight and exercise on a regular basis to help reverse pre-diabetes, and prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Diet is important because it helps with weight loss. Some foods such as nuts in small amounts provide health benefits in blood sugar regulation. There is no single recommended…

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Exercise Can Make Your Brain a Decade ‘Younger’ Than Your Calendar Age

If you want to protect your cognitive health as you age, or even improve your memory and brain function, exercise should be at the top of your to-do list. Compelling evidence shows exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia. For example, a 2010 study on primates revealed that regular exercise helped the monkeys learn new tasks twice as quickly as non-exercising monkeys, and researchers believe this might hold true for people as well. Other studies support such possibilities. Strength training — and working your leg muscles in…

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Introverted Partner? 5 Things to Know

If your partner is an introvert, you’ve probably noticed that their idea of a good time is a bit different than yours. While you – as an extrovert – more often prefer a party, your partner would usually rather stay home for quiet evening as a couple. You are energized by social activities; your partner, on the other hand, is energized by time spent alone. To keep this difference from leading to misunderstandings, it’s a good idea to understand how introverts see the world. Here are five common characteristics of introverts: Enjoy…

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What Are the Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Infrared saunas are gaining popularity as an alternative to regular steam-heated, or electric-heated saunas. They’ve even been linked to additional health benefits. But do they live up to the hype? Read on to learn more about this type of sauna therapy and the potential health benefits. How Infrared Saunas Work Traditional saunas use steam generated by a burning stove, or electric heaters, to warm the room to temperatures between 150 and 195°F. Infrared saunas use light waves from specialized lamps to heat your body without warming the room. The light…

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What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

With our busy schedules, it’s hard to find the time to exercise. Between juggling a career, a social life, and binge watching the latest Netflix marathon, it can be difficult to squeeze in workouts even though we know they’re vital to our health and well-being. However, perhaps it would help our overwhelming schedules to know that when it comes to hitting the gym, exercising at certain times can help maximize our fitness goals. So, let’s find out: What’s the best time of the day to exercise? The Case for Working…

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More of World’s People Are Now Obese Than Underweight

More people worldwide are obese than underweight, a new study found. The researchers added that about one-fifth of adults could be obese by 2025. The number of obese people in the world rose from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014, with obesity rates rising from 3 percent to 11 percent among men and from 6 percent to 15 percent among women, the study found. Over the same time, the proportion of underweight people fell from 14 percent to 9 percent of men and from 15 percent to…

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10 Common Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

1 Have Any of These Red-Flag Symptoms? See a Doctor Soon Certain symptoms women commonly experience after age 40 may be nothing to worry about, particularly if they’re part of your “norm.” But when you have a sudden change, like unexpected vaginal bleeding, heart palpitations that last more than 15 minutes, or a rash on your breast that doesn’t go away within a couple of days, it’s wise to see your doctor. “The reality is that a lot of times these symptoms are normal,” says Courtney Baechler, MD, a cardiologist…

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Enhancing the Microbiome Through Diet, Sleep, and Exercise

Strategies for Altering the Microbiome The gut microbiome, a dynamic feature of the gastrointestinal system, has the potential to dramatically influence health outcomes. Through complex interactions with the host immune system and signaling pathways, the gut microbiome can significantly influence the pathogenesis of disease states such as cancer, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Recent technological advances have vastly improved not only our understanding of the gut microbiome but also potential mechanisms through which we may confer health benefits by altering it. As what one eats…

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‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

People who want to quit smoking are more likely to succeed if they go “cold turkey” by stopping abruptly, a study in Annals of Internal Medicine shows. Volunteers who used this approach were 25% more likely to remain abstinent half a year from the date that they give up than smokers who tried to gradually wean themselves off instead. The NHS says that picking a convenient date to quit is important. Make a promise, set a date and stick to it, it advises. And sticking to the “not a drag”…

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Have a Healthy Midlife for a Healthy Old Age

Living healthily during middle-age years can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and into older age, say experts. A campaign launched today by Public Health England draws attention to our everyday habits and behaviours that can determine our quality of life in retirement. One You The message of the ‘One You’ campaign is that around 40% of all deaths in England are caused by the effects of poor diet, inactivity, smoking and drinking too much alcohol – personal choices that currently cost the NHS more than £11 billion…

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