Exercising for Stronger Bones

Bones function in the body to provide structural support while protecting internal organs and enabling movement. Bones also store minerals and produce blood cells. Therefore, strong and healthy bones are essential to maintain these functions for overall health and well-being. Bone mass peaks between the ages of 25 and 30 years and then gradually declines …

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Super Blue Fruits

Blue fruits get their vibrant color from the plant compound called polyphenols. They are high in anthocyanin which is a polyphenolic pigment responsible for the blue hues. Research suggests that diets high in anthocyanin promotes heart health while reducing risk of type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and obesity among other diseases. Here are powerful blue …

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How to Fall Asleep Quickly

Spending more time trying to fall asleep rather than actually sleeping? You’re not alone. Just the act of trying too hard can cause (or continue) a cycle of anxious, nerve-wracking energy that keeps our minds awake. And if your mind can’t sleep, it’s really difficult for your body to follow. But there are scientific tricks …

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Quick Facts: Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down a type of natural sugar called lactose. Lactose is commonly found in dairy products, such as milk and yogurt. You become lactose intolerant when your small intestine stops making enough of the enzyme lactase to digest and break down the lactose. When this happens, the undigested lactose …

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Alzheimer’s and Daily Exercise

New studies authored by Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin shows growing evidence that regular exercise can reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms. This research presented at the American Psychological Association’s meeting have found a correlation between physical activity and fewer signs or weaker symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of …

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