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The Best Exercise to Stop Hardening of the Arteries

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

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be the most common serious disease you’ve never heard of. About 10% of Americans have it.[1] 

PAD causes artery blockages in the legs. This can lead to severe leg pain.

But even worse, having PAD means you have about a 50% chance of also having heart disease.

Doctors typically recommend that PAD patients walk every day.

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The Disturbing Surgery Side Effect They Don’t Tell You About

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

Before surgery, doctors have a standard procedure that they follow with each patient.

They explain the possible side effects. They discuss after-surgery pain care and rehab. They give you a general idea of what to expect. 

And then, just before the operation, you are asked to sign a consent form that says you agree to allow your doctor to perform the operation and you understand the risks. 

But there is one danger that you likely won’t know about.

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It’s Not the Disease That’s Killing Us… It’s the Treatment

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

It has long been known that people with osteoarthritis are at higher risk for a heart attack.

Arthritis patients are at least 40% more likely to die of heart disease than people without the joint condition.[1] [2]

Now, new research shows that pain relievers are the culprit. 

The study was published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. Researchers compared 7,743 osteoarthritis patients with 23,229 healthy people who never used NSAIDs.

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6 Best Exercises for People With ‘Fat Genes’

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

It’s not easy to fight genetics. Especially when it comes to body weight. 

If your grandparents, parents, and siblings are obese, is there any chance that you can maintain a healthy weight?

A new study provides hope. It shows how you may be able to overcome “fat genes.” 

The research was published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Researchers analyzed data from 18,424 people, looking at how their exercise habits affected their genetic predispositions to obesity.

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Frailty in Old Age Is Not Inevitable If You Do 2 Things

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

We’ve all seen it happen to a parent, grandparent, and other loved ones… 

When they were young, they were energetic and full of life.

As they got older, they slowed down. They grew weak.

They started walking with a slow shuffle. Simple tasks like opening a jar or walking up stairs became impossible. They became painfully thin. The energy was gone.

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You Should Be Dancing

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

Running…biking…weightlifting…swimming…competitive sports. There are many ways to stay in shape.

But two new studies have found that one of the most effective exercises is one that is rarely mentioned by fitness gurus.

It not only greatly lowers your chances of dying from heart disease, but it slows brain aging.

British researchers analyzed data from 11 surveys that included 49,000 people. Their study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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