No Drugs, No Diet: The New Prescription for Moderate Hypertension, High Cholesterol

The American Heart Association’s tough-love recommendation to the millions of Americans with moderate hypertension and high cholesterol, published in a scientific statement earlier this month in the journal Hypertension, urged instant action. As in: Drop what you’re doing (after reading this story!) and start moving. Yes, before taking medication or...
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Fall Asleep in 10 Minutes Tonight With This Easy Breathing Technique

Millions of Americans struggle with falling asleep each night — it’s even more of a problem for women and those over the age of 65. And, sometimes the more tired you are, the harder it is to drift off — creating a vicious cycle. So, it’s not surprising we’re always on the lookout for ways to get better sleep, and this expert-approved breathing technique might just be the holy grail.

Fasting is 'nothing special' for weight loss, study finds. Experts disagree

Intermittent fasting is the go-to weight-loss plan for many people, so a new study suggesting it’s less effective than traditional diets and comes with health drawbacks may seem concerning. But experts who study intermittent fasting cautioned against misinterpreting the results and sticking with the approach if it works for you.
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Quirky but Efficient Fitness Products to Give a Shot

Everyone likes to be fit and healthy but staying in shape often requires a lot of work. You can go the old-fashioned way and head down to a gym or you can try some of these new machines we feature here. They are the weirdest forms of exercise you will ever see but they are very efficient and will have you in tip-top shape in no time.
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Dieting and its effect on the gut microbiome

Researchers from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of California in San Francisco were able to show for the first time that a very low calorie diet significantly alters the composition of the microbiota present in the human gut. In a current Nature publication, the researchers report that dieting results in an increase of specific bacteria—notably Clostridioides difficile, which is associated with antibiotic-induced diarrhea and colitis. These bacteria apparently affect the body's energy balance by exerting an influence on the absorption of nutrients from the gut.

Innovative decision support system for individualized exercise prescription

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, something scientists and health professionals have known for decades. There is also a growing trend toward prescribing exercise to target specific cardiovascular disease risk factors to optimize health outcomes resulting from exercise. Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology in the College of...
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Trainer Tips: Healthy Blood Pressure Anyone?

I read an article in October of 2020 from the American Heart Association. I hate talking about blood pressure, and it seems that many people share my feelings. The AHA suggested that almost half of American adults have high blood pressure and about 75% don’t have it under control. The reality is that you can get it under control – and small changes will make a BIG difference.

Better sleep: Less fast food and screen time, more physical activity

Getting a good night's rest is essential to our physical and mental health. But what behaviors lead to healthy sleep? And do those lifestyle factors change as we get older?. A new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has investigated the sleep, lifestyle and health of 3,284 adults. It found that behaviors directly under our control—such as diet, how physically active or sedentary we are, and how much time we spend watching TV, reading, on the internet, and on social media—are associated with sleep health across the lifespan.

Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic. Can you really reduce the fat belly- Read the latest review!

Okinawa flat belly tonic drink is the absolute natural solution to your weight gain worries. Obesity is a growing global issue and people are worried about weight gain. While all sizes and bodies are beautiful, obesity can lead to many other health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. To save yourself from adverse health conditions, opt for Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic that helps to melt stubborn fat without harming your body through added chemicals. Okinawa flat belly tonic customer reviews speak for its effectiveness.

Rotherham endurance legend gets youngsters moving

For Ray Matthews’ 75thbirthday, he decided to run 75 marathons in 75 days. For his upcoming 80thbirthday, he's turned his attention to getting the next generation moving. ‘Rotherham recently topped the list for child obesity,’ says Matthews, ‘so I wanted to do something to get kids active and mobile. We can’t wait for tomorrow; the children are the future and we need to talk to them today.’