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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Offer Your Seat To The Elderly, Claim Health Experts

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Offer Your Seat To The Elderly, Claim Health Experts

Just stay put. Standup citizens know that if you see a senior board the bus or train, you immediately get up and offer them your seat. But according to health experts, we shouldn’t be giving up our seat for the elderly on public transportation — rather, we should just stay put. Yeah, we’re a bit wary about this advice too, but hear us out. As reported by The Independent, experts claim that offering your seat to seniors on public transport…

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Physical Activity Helps People Worldwide

Physical Activity Helps People Worldwide

Boosting physical activity a simple, low-cost global strategy to reduce deaths globally Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms. Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be prevented if everyone exercised at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. In Thursday’s issue of The Lancet, researchers in 17 countries reported their findings after asking more than 130,000 participants aged 35 to 70 to fill in questionnaires. They were…

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Higher IQ Linked To This Type of Fitness

Higher IQ Linked To This Type of Fitness

Study of 1.2 million people finds links between fitness and verbal comprehension and logical thinking skills. Young adults who are fitter have a higher IQ and are more likely to go on to higher education, research finds. Higher IQ is linked to a higher heart and lung capacity, not to muscular strength. Heart and lung capacity was most strongly linked to verbal comprehension and logical thinking skills. Professor Michael Nilsson, one of the study’s authors, said:  “Being fit means that…

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The Best Health Advice Ever

The Best Health Advice Ever

Keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape is essential for living your best life. It’s difficult to attain success when you’re dragging yourself through the day, feeling stressed out, anxious, and generally unwell. That’s why you need to make yourself a priority. Focusing on your wellness is not selfish, it’s necessary for you to be able to give your best self to others. The Cheat Sheet spoke with six leading health experts about the best health advice they’ve ever…

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The Simple Treatment That Beats Antidepressants

The Simple Treatment That Beats Antidepressants

Two-thirds of people with major depression were no longer depressed after this treatment. A brisk walk three times a week can actually beat antidepressant medication in treating major depression, research finds. The results come from a study on three groups of elderly people with major depressive disorder. One group were given the exercise, another given antidepressant medication and the third both. The results showed that all three groups improved the same amount. Professor James Blumenthal, the study’s first author, said:…

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Here’s How to Make Yourself Love Exercise

Here’s How to Make Yourself Love Exercise

It’s not just you: Many people are turned off by the thought of exercise because they think it has to be intense or time-consuming. But the findings of a new study published in the journal BMC Public Health suggests that people could learn to enjoy being active simply by tweaking those beliefs and expectations. So says the study’s lead author Michelle Segar, director of the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, who’s spent years researching…

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How To Get Happier Now With Almost No Effort

How To Get Happier Now With Almost No Effort

You can lift your spirits without a gym membership, wearing Lycra or even leaving the house. For sedentary people, getting out of the chair is enough to improve happiness, new research finds. It turns out that very light activity is surprisingly effective in raising people’s level of well-being. Mr Gregory Panza, the study’s first author, said: “…simply going from doing no physical activity to performing some physical activity can improve their subjective well-being. What is even more promising for the…

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Why Trying a Team Sport Will Make You Healthier and Happier

Why Trying a Team Sport Will Make You Healthier and Happier

Three women tell us how joining a team keeps them motivated, wards off boredom and even comes with serious health benefits. Playing sports isn’t a new trend when it comes to fun ways to get fit, but talk to anyone who participates in activities from baseball to water polo and she’ll likely sing its praises. You’re sure to hear about the merits of group activity: the camaraderie, increased motivation to get out there and work out, and the unique way…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

If someone truly loves you, they tend to hug you for at least 5 seconds or more. Changing how you walk affects your mood. Studies show that the walking through a doorway causes memory lapses, which is why we walk into another room, only to forget why we did. Emotions are contagious. Unpleasant or negative emotions are more contagious than neutral or positive emotions. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth after oil. 1% of people are addicted…

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This Type of Exercise May Guard Against Dementia

This Type of Exercise May Guard Against Dementia

People who worked out on a bike, a treadmill, or the elliptical showed improvement in their memory and problem solving skills after six months, a new study found. Working out is good for you in more ways than we can count, but a new study may have uncovered a new perk for people with memory problems. Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that aerobic exercise appears to boost thinking skills and brain volume in adults diagnosed with…

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