If You Need a Blood Pressure Pill, Take This

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

When it comes to prescription drugs, newer is not better. 

An international panel of researchers conducted a study in which they looked at 946 new drugs approved after 2002. They concluded that 92% were less effective or worked about the same as older drugs.

Only 8% were an improvement on older drugs. Just two medications out of 946 were true breakthroughs.

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One Vitamin Keeps You Strong as You Get Older

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Vitamin D is required for just about all aspects of human health. You need it for bone strength, immunity, insulin regulation, heart health, brain function, and more.[1]

And now a new study shows that the sunshine vitamin may be the key to preserving muscle strength as you get older.

The research was conducted at Trinity College Dublin. The investigators looked at 4,157 people over 60.

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Which Drink Is Best for Hydration? (Hint: It Isn’t Water)

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

Water… Sports drinks… Electrolyte drinks… Everybody seems to have a different idea as to what best quenches your body’s thirst. 

New research set out to determine what drinks work best to keep you hydrated. And the results were surprising.

The study was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers investigated a variety of popular drinks. They had 72 subjects drink one liter (about a quart) of the beverages they were testing over half an hour.

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Do This for 2 Minutes to Slash Your Alzheimer’s Risk

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

It has long been known that exercise is one of the best ways to prevent age-related dementia.

A new study shows you don’t need a major time investment to keep your brain sharp as you age. Just two minutes a week can do it…if you choose the right kind of exercise. 

The research was done at Scotland’s Abertay University. Investigators enlisted 17 inactive people between the ages of 60 and 75.

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Think Declining Memory ‘Just Comes With Age’? Think Again.

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s natural to start to lose your mental edge as you get older, right? Forgetfulness and memory loss are inevitable as the years pass, aren’t they?

That common belief is false, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

The world’s top geriatrics researchers say mounting evidence shows that the true cause of cognitive decline is disease… Aging is not the culprit.

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The Surprising Way You Can Compete With Top Athletes

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

Everybody knows that exercise is important for good health. But if you’re old, fat, and completely out of shape, you may figure, why bother? 

You may think that you’re so far gone that exercising can’t help…certainly not the kind of easy workout that you could muster. 

Here’s a surprise: New research shows that a single bout of exercise helps people who are completely out of shape every bit as much as it does highly trained athletes.

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