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Live Longer with Exercise

Introduction According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), exercise decreases mortality rates. The study looked at 122,007 patients undergoing treadmill cardio training. Moreover, the results find that there is no limit to the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, and, remarkably, not exercising is worse than high blood pressure,…

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An Essential Antioxidant to Improve Your Health

Introduction Anthocyanin antioxidants are in the flavonoid family and reduce the effects of aging and oxidative stress. According to new research, anthocyanin has incredible health benefits ranging from weight loss, to a decreased chance of cardiovascular disease. The Next Step To get the maximum benefit from anthocyanin, it is recommended to eat half a cup…

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Building strength is easier than you think study says

Introduction Strength is essential for day to day tasks, and can be gained through resistance training. Not to mention more muscle mass means a faster metabolism as stronger muscles need more calories. Build muscle and get stronger. It seems easy enough, but how much is enough? How many sets? reps? weight? A new study reveals…

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Obesity?

Introduction According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, approximately 22 million people suffer from a condition called Sleep Apnea. When suffering from Sleep Apnea, breathing stops and starts throughout sleep. According to a recent study, this disorder may increase the risk of gout, leading to arthritis. Consequences of Sleep Apnea Both arthritis and obesity are…

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Feeling Weaker as you Age? Rethink Your Workout Routine

Introduction It is common to lose strength with age, but does not have to be a necessary part of life. As we age, our bones and muscles become weaker as a result of several factors including inactivity, hormonal change, and working out ineffectively. What to do A study published on JAMA found that nine nursing…

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Breakfast is the key to burning more carbs and building a better metabolism

Through all of the advances the study of medicine has gone through over the course of human history, the idea notion of breakfast being the most important meal of the day seems to only grow stronger. The latest example of this prevailing belief comes from the University of Bath’s Department for Health. In their new study,…

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How your sleep cycle is affecting your weight loss goals

Losing weight is already tough on its own, but some people are making the task harder on themselves with how much sleep they get on a nightly basis. A new study from Uppsala University found that even just one night of sleep loss can have a significant impact on the tissue that affects the body’s regulation…

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Increased protein in diets reduces fatty liver disease, risk of type 2 diabetes

The benefits of a high-protein diet continue to grow as more and more research is done on the subject. The latest study on the subject — courtesy of the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism — found that protein-heavy diets may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people…

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How your intestines’ bacteria affect emotional health

When people typically think about what parts of the body affect emotions, they’re more likely to think of the brain or the heart first. But, believe it or not, the most mentally influential organs within ourselves are the large and small intestines. The trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, have some important jobs within…

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Study finds carbohydrates linked to osteoarthritis

The carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis (OA) in laboratory mice, a new study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation found. Tim Griffin, Ph.D., and his lab placed groups of mice on different high-fat diets to test the effect of obesity on OA. Researchers noticed that fiber and sugar in the diets were enough to…

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