Slash Your Risk for 7 Types of Cancer

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

Why do you exercise?

Chances are it’s for one or all of these reasons:

  • It helps you stay thinner.
  • You feel better after you do it.
  • It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes.
  • It helps you sleep better. 
  • You enjoy doing the activity.

A new study shows that working out has another, perhaps unexpected benefit. It lowers the risk for seven types of cancers. 

The research was a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard T.H.

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9 Exercise Myths…and What Science Says About Staying in Shape

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

There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your health.

It lowers your blood pressure, helps manage your weight, reduces your risk of cancer, diabetes, and falls. It wards off fatigue and is linked with a longer lifespan.

Most people are aware of all this. Still, misinformation about exercise is rampant.

Let’s take a look at nine common myths…

  1. Eventually, you’ll get too old to exercise.
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Your Stomach Can Make You Stupid

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

When it comes to body fat, location counts. 

Each year brings new evidence that fat in and around the abdomen is more dangerous than extra pounds on other parts of your body. 

Researchers have found that people with belly fat are more likely to suffer heart disease, asthma, diabetes, breast cancer, and colon cancer.[1]

Now, a new study finds that belly fat damages your health in another, surprising, way.

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Yoga Brings Long-Lasting Depression Relief

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

If you tell your doctor you’re depressed, chances are you’ll leave with a prescription for an antidepressant.

Doctors hand out these drugs like candy.

Antidepressant use has skyrocketed more than 400% since the late 1980s. Twelve percent of American adults are now on one of these medications.[1]

Depression should not be taken lightly. But neither should going on an antidepressant.

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The Surprising Factor That Determines If You’re Headed for a Heart Attack

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

You probably think you know the things that lead to a heart attack.

Doctors preach about them all the time. The main ones they warn about are obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and lack of exercise. 

But new research shows there’s a heart attack trigger that may be more important than any of these. And doctors almost never discuss it with their patients.  

The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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The Osteoporosis-Exercise Myth

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

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you may think, “My bones are fragile, so I should take it easy to prevent a fracture.” 

It’s a logical thought. But it’s completely wrong. 

A new study shows that exercise doesn’t lead to more fractures. It is actually one of the best ways to prevent them.

The research was published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

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