You probably know that regular exercise lowers the risk of mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s, but do you know which exercise is best for brain health? Step off the treadmill and pick up some iron because newer research shows strength training outperforms … Read More
Combining physical exercise with video games can help boost motivation when it comes to getting enough physical activity, but “exergaming” isn’t just for kids—it may benefit adults, too. In a recent small study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who played exergames—video games that double as exercise—experienced improvements when … Read More
Did you know that walking for just one minute can extend your life by one and a half to two minutes? That’s what the American College of Sports Medicine says about the benefits of walking.
Got just 20 to 25 minutes a week to walk? You can … Read More
It is breathtaking to consider that you have the power to change your brain using the power of neuroplasticity; you can physically alter your brain’s structure and drastically change how it functions. The latest advances in brain research are uncovering just how malleable our brains truly are.
Not … Read More
Many women wonder whether they should be working out while pregnant. Research shows that it isn’t just safe to be exercise while pregnant; it is actually quite beneficial to the health of you and your baby.
Working Out While Pregnant Can Help Prevent Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes … Read More
Your genetic background is responsible, at least in part, for your propensity to inherit certain medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. The more family members you have who are affected by certain types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, the greater your risk becomes. So, … Read More
Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. "Tricyclic" refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants … Read More
Researchers still haven’t found a fool proof way to cure or prevent mild cognitive impairment (pre-dementia) or Alzheimer’s disease that works for everyone. However, enough strong scientific studies have linked various … Read More
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), an organization that advocates preventive medicine, recommends 7 simple changes to diet and lifestyle to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. According to PCRM: “Evidence suggests that specific diet and exercise … Read More
Day after day, you find yourself struggling to overcome exhaustion, find energy, maintain a steady effort at work, maybe even to stay awake. If you can relate, then you may be battling what’s known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
What exactly is CFS? It’s debilitating disorder involving unyielding fatigue … Read More