Advice on Getting Off Your Duff

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No, we aren’t going to chide you on your couch potato habits, per se. Rather, we are going to let the scientists do it. You see, there’s been a lot of research in the last few years on just how awful long-term sitting spells can be for your health. Obviously, physical health suffers, but now researchers are finding out that lots of sitting can also affect mental health.

Five (Delicious!) Inflammation Fighters

Five (Delicious!) Inflammation Fighters

If you’ve read up on chronic inflammation, you know the foods that are the biggest promoters, including sugar, dairy and pretty much anything fried or filled with trans-fats. However, did you know that there are some tasty foods that actually can help? It’s true; researchers have discovered you could beat pain and find relief from chronic inflammation by simply eating certain foods. Here are just a few of the inflammation fighters that may already be in your fridge or panty.

Rx for Combating Disease: Exercise

Rx for Combating Disease: Exercise

Chances are you are well aware of the merits of exercise. However, recent research suggests that the benefits of exercise in reducing mortality from heart disease, diabetes and stroke match or even exceed the effects of prescription drugs for the same conditions. In fact, an article in Tufts University Newsletter reported that patients, who exercised, for instance, had the same odds of surviving the condition as those given medications such as statins or antiplatelet drugs.

Exercising Your Marvelous Mitochondria

Exercising Your Marvelous Mitochondria

Sure, your doctor chides you to get moving and perhaps your spouse nudges you to lace up your tennies and head to the gym, but do you know exactly why exercise is imperative as you age? The answers might surprise you.