Tag: get healthy

Newsbriefs: Cardiovascular Medicine

E-Cigarettes Elevate Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
E-cigarettes that contain nicotine are no safer than traditional cigarettes when it comes to cardiovascular risk, according to a study published on July 9 in Vascular Medicine. In fact, their cardiovascular effects may last even longer. Researchers found that peripheral systolic blood pressure was significantly

Mediterranean-Style Diet Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

The Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to improved heart and brain health, reduced inflammation, and weight loss. It features lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil; moderate or low amounts of fish, poultry, and red wine; small amounts of low-fat and non-fat dairy products; and

Lose Weight With This Mindful Eating Exercise

Lose Weight With This Mindful Eating Exercise

In Part 1 of this two-part series, you learned how being distracted when you eat can lead to overeating and unhealthy habits, which may make losing weight particularly difficult. Here in Part 2, you’ll learn about a simple mindful eating exercise to bring your focus and awareness back to your

Nutrition and Fitness Have Long-Lasting Results

Your health habits today can impact your health decades into the future. These are the findings from a new German study published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise (January, 2014). In the study, about 500 men and women were followed from 1992 to 2010. The scientists analyzed many factors that

Ask the Doctor: Don’t Fall for Teatoxing; Arginine and Heart Health

Q: Are there any benefits to teatoxing?

A: Of all nutrition misinformation, the idea that one can “detox” to lose weight and get healthy is among the most popular and potentially most harmful. Proponents claim that you can ”flush your system” by drinking special concoctions. Teatoxing, a hybrid of ”tea” and

Newsbriefs: Healthy Couples; Hearing-Aids; Alzheimer’s

Couples Are More Likely to Get Healthy if They Pursue Good Health Together
If you have trouble dropping bad habits and adopting healthier ones, ask your significant other to join you, says a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers looked at 3,722 couples age 50 and older and how successful

Start Planning Early for a Successful, Healthy Retirement

Retirement. A well deserved reward for year after hectic year spent toiling on the job. You look forward to the days of no obligations and no pressure. But just as you plan the financial side of your retirement, you have to map out other aspects of your life after work.

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