Natural Relief for Artery Disease

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

People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) face a life-threatening dilemma. 

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

But guess what the most effective treatment for PAD is? 

That’s right…walking. 

When PAD patients stop walking because of the pain, their condition gets worse. They already have a high risk for heart disease. But without exercise, their chance of having a heart attack or a stroke becomes even greater.

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The Best Exercise for Everyone Over 50

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

Why do you exercise?

If you do it to lose weight, you’re probably wasting your time. 

That’s because studies show little or no link between exercise and meaningful, long-term weight loss.

What you eat has far more impact on your body weight.

But that doesn’t mean exercise doesn’t improve your health. And the type of workout that gives you the most benefit is resistance training.

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The Better-Than-Coffee Morning Booster

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

If you’re like many people, you down a cup or two of coffee in the morning to clear mental fogginess and give your brain a jumpstart.

And science says it works.

Studies show the caffeine in coffee boosts cognition and helps your memory. That might be why the World Health Organization calls it “one of the most widely used psychoactive substances.”

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5 Best Ways to Lower Inflammation

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cancer, Cognitive Health, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

What’s the biggest health scourge America faces today? 

Heart disease is a good answer. It kills more Americans than anything else. 

Cancer comes in a close second. 

Alzheimer’s is another good guess, especially since there is nothing doctors can do to stop it or even slow it down. 

Diabetes is also terrible and has reached epidemic proportions. Nearly half of American adults now have prediabetes or full-blown diabetes. 

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If Alzheimer’s Runs in Your Family, You Need to Do This

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

There are few things more horrible than watching a loved one die of Alzheimer’s. Each day they lose more of themselves. 

Not only does the disease destroy their memory and intelligence, but it wipes out their personality. It takes away the very essence of who they are. 

Alzheimer’s can run in families. So while watching a blood relative sink into the abyss of the disease, you can’t help but wonder if you’re seeing your own future. 

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5 Ways Walking Can Change Your Life

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

There was a time when walking was a standard medical treatment.

In her book Your Brain on Nature, Dr. Eva Selhub of Harvard Medical School notes that health resorts and “sanitariums” sprang up in newly urbanized America during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s.[1]

There, doctors would treat patients with long nature walks. They saw walking as an antidote to sedentary city living. 

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