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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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Moderate Drinking Improves Cognition

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Like a glass (or two) of wine with dinner?

Here’s good news…

A major new study of nearly 20,000 Americans shows that moderate drinking actually helps preserve your memory and thinking skills as you get older.

The research was published in the journal JAMA Network Open. It showed that men who had fewer than 15 drinks a week were 34% less likely to experience cognitive decline.

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One Food Protects Your Brain From Air Pollution

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Nootropics and Brain Support by Garry Messick0 Comments

Air pollution is an underrated killer.

Most of us don’t think of it as a major threat to our health. But it’s linked to heart disease, cancer, strokes, cognitive problems, lung disease, and diabetes.

It’s responsible for 107,000 American deaths a year, according to a University of Minnesota study. That’s more people than die in car accidents.[1]

Another recent study found that even if you’ve never lit a cigarette in your life, your lungs may be as badly damaged as someone who has smoked a pack a day for 29 years if you live in one of six major U.S.

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5 Healthy Habits That Prevent Alzheimer’s

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

Five behaviors lower your chances of Alzheimer’s disease. The more of them you follow, the lower your risk.

That’s the finding of major new study that was published in the journal Neurology.

The researchers analyzed lifestyle data from 2,765 older people. None had Alzheimer’s at the start of the study. After six years, 608 developed the disease.[1]

The researchers found these five healthy behaviors lowered Alzheimer’s risk:

  • A Mediterranean diet.
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What Belly Fat Does to Your Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s certainly no fun to look down and see a ring of blubber around your midsection. But belly fat is far more than a cosmetic issue.

It’s a serious health problem.

It’s strongly linked to America’s top two causes of death: heart disease and cancer.[1]

And now a new study shows that extra abdominal fat dramatically increases your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

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It Saves 3.9 Million Lives a Year…and It Can Save Yours

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Cognitive Health, Diabetes, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

A new Cambridge University study found that there’s an existing health treatment so effective that it saves nearly 4 million lives every year around the world.

In the U.S. alone, it prevents 140,200 fatalities annually.

That’s roughly equivalent to the entire death toll so far from COVID-19.

The study found that this treatment is so effective it may be the single most lifesaving weapon against disease that mankind has.

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