Two new studies provide important evidence of how physical activity might reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline. One study reported that participants who were most active showed the least decline—the equivalent of 10 years of mental aging. In a second study, the most active
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Continuing to exercise as you age really can make a difference. Researchers reported in the journal Circulation that even people in their 70s have much lower risk of stroke and heart attack with regular moderate exercise such as walking.
“When older men and women were more active, they did much better—especially
The popular notion—reflected in doctors’ advice and clinical guidelines—that caffeine can cause your heart to “skip a beat” is probably wrong. A new study, the first of its kind to actually monitor participants’ hearts over a 24-hour span, concludes that frequent caffeine consumption is not associated with premature heart contractions
Multivitamins and Your Brain
For many Americans, taking a multivitamin as “insurance” against nutritional shortfalls is a daily habit. Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take these regularly. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements
Shorter Sleep Duration Leads to Brain Aging
Missing out on your sleep makes your brain age faster, according to a study published in the July 2014 issue of the journal Sleep. Researchers examined data on 66 healthy adults aged 55 years and older who were participants in a long-term study of
A new study suggests that physical activity you might not think of as exercise can improve brain volume and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Other recent research suggests that seniors who exercise regularly may retain a higher level of mental function compared with seniors who take
Walking as slowly as two miles per hour for 30 minutes a day can help prevent heart failure. And, adopting four other lifestyle habits can reduce risk of heart failure by as much as 45 percent.
At long last, researchers have confirmed that heart failure can often be prevented without medications
Hip Muscle Strengthening May Help Ease Pain Caused by PAD
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can make walking even short distances a painful experience. PAD occurs when the smaller arteries in the legs become narrowed, reducing blood flow to muscles and tissue. Poor circulation leads to muscle pain when walking. But a