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The Best Arthritis Treatment Is the Opposite of What Mainstream Doctors Recommend

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

For decades, mainstream doctors have had a simple recommendation for patients suffering from osteoarthritis… Rest.

This advice seems to make sense. Resting gives painful, swollen joints a chance to heal, right?

New research shows the opposite is true.

The study was published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Researchers observed cartilage cells on a microscopic level to see what happens during physical activity.

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Study Uncovers Secret of People Who Lose Weight and Keep It Off

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

As most dieters know, the hardest part is not losing weight. It’s keeping it off.

When your body gets thinner, it goes into starvation mode, ratcheting up your appetite in an effort to make you eat more.

Mainstream doctors have one answer for this problem: willpower.

They urge you to stay disciplined and fight through the hunger pangs.

A new study shows there’s a better way.

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The Evening Exercise Myth

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

You’ve probably heard the warning…

Don’t exercise in the evening because it can keep you awake at night.

The idea seems to make sense. After all, if you rev up your body for a workout close to bedtime, it must make it more difficult to wind down and fall asleep.

But new research says that’s flat wrong.

Researchers at Australia’s Charles Sturt University recruited middle-aged men to study the effects of exercise on sleep.

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Study Reveals the Best Kind of Exercise to Burn Fat

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

People who want to get rid of belly fat often figure the more time they spend exercising, the better.

After all, long workouts burn more fat than short ones, right?

According to new research, less is actually more when it comes to getting rid of fat.

The study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from 36 studies with more than 1,000 participants.

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One Exercise Prevents Falls Better Than All Others

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

Every 11 seconds an American over 65 is treated in an emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, a senior dies from a fall.

Although cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s get more attention, falling is a major killer of older people. Falls are the number one cause of fatal injury in the U.S.[1]

Broken bones from falls are a primary reason that many seniors lose the ability to live independently.

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The Hormone That Stops Alzheimer’s

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

Athletes know that a vigorous workout can lead to “runner’s high.” This is a feeling of euphoria you get when exercise-activated brain chemicals boost your mood.

For years, researchers attributed runner’s high to hormones called endorphins.

But new research shows that exercise produces another hormone. It may have more profound effects than endorphins. It improves memory and may protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

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