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The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Men vs. Women

Studies examining the association of sleep behaviors with neuromuscular performance and daytime function in older women found that sleep deprivation is associated with worse physical function during the day. Women who slept less than six hours per night walked 3.5 percent slower than those who slept six to eight hours. … Read More

Preventing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can be an incredibly painful condition that can strike without warning. If you have only a small stone, you may have no symptoms at all, but if it is large enough to block the tubes inside the kidney, you may experience intense pains that come and go and … Read More

Plant-Based Diets: Healthier Eating and a Longer Life Span

Research clearly associates plant-based diets—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans and low in meats—with better health. The well-publicized “Meatless Monday” campaign, launched in 2003 in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, reports that going meatless even one day a week will not only reduce … Read More

Diabetes and Depression Linked, Study Finds

Diabetes and depression can affect anyone’s quality of life, in a number of ways, and both conditions appear to be linked. While there are no studies that determine the causes of that relationship, there are ways to understand why the two could go hand in hand: Daily management of diabetes … Read More

Nitrates in Food: The Best Fuel for Physical Activity?

Whether you’re going out for a run or brisk walk or preparing to engage in a tennis match or spirited racquetball, you already know you should avoid sweets, greasy burgers, and junk food in general. Instead, you want performance-enhancing selections that will fuel your body. And nitrates in food, research … Read More
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