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5 Ways Walking Can Change Your Life

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

There was a time when walking was a standard medical treatment.

In her book Your Brain on Nature, Dr. Eva Selhub of Harvard Medical School notes that health resorts and “sanitariums” sprang up in newly urbanized America during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s.[1]

There, doctors would treat patients with long nature walks. They saw walking as an antidote to sedentary city living. 

But walking suddenly fell out of favor in the in the early 20th century.

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The Hidden Danger of Sunscreen Chemicals

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Skincare by Garry Messick0 Comments

Most of us slather sunscreen on our bodies without giving it a second thought. 

We figure we’re being diligent by avoiding sunburn. And after the sunscreen has done its job and we shower it off, it’s gone. 

Except it’s not. 

A new study shows that our bodies absorb alarming amounts of sunscreen chemicals. 

The research was conducted by the FDA. Scientists had 48 healthy volunteers use one of four sunscreen sprays or lotions.

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These 5 Healthy Habits Give You 7-10 Extra Years of Disease-Free Life

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

A major new Harvard study found that you can gain up to 10 years of lifespan, free of cancer, heart problems, and diabetes if you practice five healthy habits.[i] 

Researchers released their findings after tracking 111,000 people for up to 34 years. 

The scientists found that women can add 10 years of healthy life and men seven. 

The life-extending healthy habits are:

  1. Regular exercise.
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Low-Fat Diet Lowers Testosterone in Men

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Men's Health, Sexual Health, Sexual Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

For years, mainstream doctors had a simple mantra for people trying to lose weight…

Cut fat to lose fat. 

A low-fat diet—especially one low in animal fats—was touted as the best way to slim down. 

The food industry saw it as an opportunity to create a whole new range of products. Fat-free products flew off store shelves.

Low-fat eating became a way of life for many of us.

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The Simple Secret to Living Longer

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Here comes the New Year, with hordes of folks looking for ways to become healthier.

Some of us will resolve to exercise more. Others will go on diets. Or we’ll cut out guilty pleasures like fast food. 

Most of us will fail miserably.

One study found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions die by mid-February.[1]

New research shows there’s a better way.

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Playing Cards, Board Games Prevents Cognitive Decline

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Computer brain-training games have soared in popularity in recent years as seniors look for ways to stay mentally sharp and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Lumosity, FitBrains, Elevate, and CogniFit are among the most popular of the cutting-edge digital mind exercisers.[1] 

But what about “old school” games such as cards, bingo, Scrabble, and chess?

Do they have the same brain health benefits as computer games? 

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in the U.K.

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