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Why Coffee Is Better Than Energy Drinks

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

Drinking coffee has gone from a vice to a virtue.

Once seen as harmful to health, nutritional researchers now view coffee as a true superfood. Studies show it helps with weight loss, prevents diabetes, reduces artery calcification that leads to heart attacks, lowers Alzheimer’s risk, and improves cognition and mood.

Most of the research links coffee’s health effects to caffeine.

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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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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Exercising With a Mask

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

Let’s face it… Wearing a face mask is a pain.

They are hot, stuffy, and uncomfortable. And when you exercise and start breathing heavier, things only get worse.

But many of us have no choice but to wear them during workouts.

Almost all gyms require them. And some cities mandate them even for outdoor exercise done in public spaces such as parks or jogging trails.

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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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The Simple Remedy for Pandemic Stress

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

A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression.

That’s the grim finding of a new Census Bureau survey that shows the alarming psychological toll of the coronavirus pandemic.[i]

The survey asked questions used to screen patients for mental health problems. Twenty-four percent of people showed symptoms of major depression. Thirty percent showed symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

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Scientists Discover Simple Trick to Boost Your Mood

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

When we feel down in the dumps, most of us don’t want to do much of anything. Our first inclination is to just chill, maybe sit on the couch and watch some Netflix.

A new study shows that’s exactly the wrong strategy.

Research published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine found two seemingly opposite things that can help you break out of a bad mood: sleep and physical activity.

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