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One Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure Better than Drugs

In All Health Watch, Fitness and Exercise, General Health

Just about every person dealing with high blood pressure knows that exercise can help. But a fascinating study shows that one kind of workout can reduce hypertension near twice as much as prescription medications. 

The research was presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich.

Scientists divided 60 volunteers with hypertension into groups. Some did simple yoga poses. Others did stretching, relaxation, or deep breathing exercises.Read More

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One Exercise Fights the Root Cause of Disease

In All Health Watch, Fitness and Exercise, General Health

Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s. 

Harvard University researchers go even further.   

They say inflammation may cause all disease. They call it the “unifying theory” of disease.i  

But inflammation can also be lifesaving. It is the body’s natural response to injury and illnesses. The process involves white blood cells and other immune substances attacking viruses and bacteria that invade your body. Read More

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The Natural Solution to an Embarrassing Health Problem

In All Health Watch, Fitness and Exercise, Women's Health

The physical and mental benefits of yoga are well documented. It can help you increase your strength and flexibility, lower your risk of heart disease, and ease anxiety and depression.i ii 

A study shows it also fights perhaps the single most embarrassing health condition in women. 

Urinary incontinence strikes 20 million American women. It can be a devastating problem. Women may have to wear adult diapers to avoid leakage.Read More