Several large, well-designed studies have concluded that exercise is good for the brain. Even moderate exercise, such as walking, when done regularly, has proven benefits for mental function. The evidence is convincing that regular physical activity (walking, bicycling, swimming) improves mental function. A few studies also suggest that it may
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Now that we have learned the fundamental principles underlying positive thinking and the personality traits that promote it, let’s look at some of the practical tools available to you that can help cultivate a positive outlook in your life.
Your physical state mimics your mental state. When you are happy and
If you are one of the estimated 1.7 million Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, your treatment program will depend on the type of cancer you have, how far it has progressed, your age, and your overall health, among other factors.
As you and your doctors decide what
A recent small study (Musculoskeletal Care, Nov. 6, 2018) is the first to investigate individual perceptions of how Pilates impacts daily life in people with chronic musculoskeletal discomfort due to conditions like arthritis and nonspecific low back pain. “Standard treatment for these conditions aims to relieve the symptoms so they
Healthy Vegan Diet May Promote Weight Loss
Following a vegan diet may promote weight loss and reduce insulin resistance in overweight individuals. A recent 16-week randomized clinical trial, published in the journal Nutrients, examined the role of carbohydrate consumption on body composition and insulin resistance. Seventy-five overweight participants were randomized to
Good sleep is essential to good health. Unfortunately, falling and staying asleep become more difficult with age.
“Sleep is more easily disrupted and less refreshing as we get older,” says Paul Macey, PhD, UCLA Brain Research Institute. “People tend to underestimate how simple things can make a big difference, such as
Low back pain is extremely common and affects most people at some point in their lifetime. Estimates show that up to 36 percent of us will suffer from a new or recurrent episode of low back pain in a given year. Much of it originates in the lumbar area. If
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We can’t stop the aging process, but healthy lifestyle choices can prolong our lives and reduce the impact aging has on our ability to do the things we want to do. Exercising and eating well are our bridge to maintaining independence throughout our lives, and the latest research confirms that
How important is weight loss or weight control for anyone dealing with prediabetes and in preventing type 2 diabetes? Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the