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11 Sneaky Things Other Than Food & Exercise That May Affect Your Weight

11 Sneaky Things Other Than Food & Exercise That May Affect Your Weight

And how to make them work in your favor The great recession What do economics have to do with health? At most universities they’re not even in the same building! But it turns out that a dip in the economy can lead to a rise in our weight according to a study done by John Hopkins. Researchers found that from 2008 to 2012—the period known as the great recession—weight gain was strongly correlated with the rise in unemployment, increasing the…

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The Numbers That Matter Most for Staying Healthy

The Numbers That Matter Most for Staying Healthy

Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don’t matter very much for our overall health. Or worse, we ignore numbers that do matter. I was curious about which numbers my fellow dietitians consider the most important. I sought feedback from 20 experts who work in either…

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Small Changes To Make That Can Have a MAJOR Impact on Health

Small Changes To Make That Can Have a MAJOR Impact on Health

Big changes like cutting out all carbs or training for a marathon are great—but you don’t have to remake yourself to have a dramatic impact on your health. Try a few of these baby steps to get you started in the right direction. Add a fruit or veggie to every meal Not ready to give up a bad habit yet? Start by creating an easy good-for-you habit instead. “Less than one in three individuals gets even two servings of fruits…

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Connecting the Dots Between Physical and Emotional Health

Connecting the Dots Between Physical and Emotional Health

There’s a link between your emotional health and your physical well-being, so take time to nurture both. To be completely healthy, you should take care not only of your physical health, but your emotional health, too. If one is neglected, the other will suffer. What’s the Connection Between Emotional and Physical Health? There’s a physical connection between what the mind is thinking and those parts of the brain that control bodily functions. According to Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor…

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Don’t Just Focus On Exercises, But Principles Too

Don’t Just Focus On Exercises, But Principles Too

Your exercise choice will evolve in tandem with your fitness level, but the principles that get you moving are constant! Contrary to popular fitness PR mythology, health success is produced from finding, and implementing, principles, not through discovering the “perfect” exercise or workout. Your exercise choice will evolve in tandem with your fitness level (for example, over time you’ll need a weighted vs. body weight squat), but the principles that get you moving are constant! Principle One: Create “systems” that…

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How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In

How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In

What you eat can have a huge impact on your mental health, which many people who deal with mental health conditions have learned firsthand. I have clinical depression and general anxiety disorder, and I feel much more stable when I’m eating regularly and prioritizing fresh foods. Previous research has shown that diet can affect mental health conditions like depression, ADHD, and anxiety. But according to a new study, the foods that impact your mental health change as you age. Researchers…

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Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Heart — Study Says What We All Knew

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Heart — Study Says What We All Knew

It seems unconditional love from a fluffy, drooling canine is one key to a healthier life — as many people already expected. A study of more than 3.4-million people revealed that having a dog in the house is linked to living a longer life. The research, published in Scientific Reports by Uppsala University in Sweden, reviewed a national registry of people aged 40 to 80 for up to 12 years. Just over 13 per cent were dog owners. By evaluating health…

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10 Simple Things All Healthy Kids Have in Common

10 Simple Things All Healthy Kids Have in Common

Changing a handful of little habits can help ensure you have super healthy kids. These are the pediatrician-approved qualities of the most robust kids around. They get plenty of sleep Many kids—especially as they hit their teen years—don’t get the recommended amount of sleep. “Prioritize sleep,” says Natasha Burgert, MD, a pediatrician in Kansas City, Missouri. “Sleep is required for healthy growth, body functions, and mental health. Plus, sleep protects against obesity and its associated risks.” For toddlers, expect 11…

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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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