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Walk This Way for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Mental Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Walking is the nation’s most popular form of exercise. More than a third of us—111 million Americans—routinely go for walks to maintain our health and wellness.[1]

The benefits of walking are both profound and well-proven. Putting one foot in front of the other is linked to longer life, weight loss, stronger bones and muscles, better mood, improved lung function, and lower risk of Alzheimer’s.

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The Path to a Longer Life Is Clear…

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, chances are you will enjoy longevity.

That’s because these illnesses are by far the biggest killers in the U.S. Just over 43% of Americans die from heart disease or cancer. They take more lives than all other medical conditions combined.[1] 

The ways to prevent heart disease are well known: Keep your weight, blood pressure, and bad cholesterol under control.

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Breathing Is Making You Fat

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Health Warning, Longevity, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you have weight issues, you may have joked that you get heavier merely by looking at food. Of course, that’s impossible.

But a new study shows that simply breathing can actually cause you to pack on weight.[1]

The study was published in the journal Environment International. It found that breathing a certain kind of pollution can trigger obesity.

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Coronavirus: Stay in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ for Better Health

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

Scientists call it the “Goldilocks Zone.”

As you might expect, it originated with the old tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

It’s when a dose of something is effective not when it’s too small or when it’s too large…but when it’s just right.

So it is with exercise.

Researchers have found that during outbreaks of viral diseases such as coronavirus, not exercising is harmful.

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The Diet That Keeps You Young

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Few people talk about frailty as a major disease. But it’s what destroys the quality of life for millions of seniors.

Those affected can no longer live independently or be physically active. Simple tasks like opening a jar or walking up stairs become impossible. They may became painfully thin. Their energy evaporates.

And frailty does not just mean losing your quality of life.

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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. 

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