Exercise & Fitness

Does chewing gum help you lose weight?

Should you chew gum if you’re trying to lose weight? Possibly, though you certainly don’t have to start a gum habit if you don’t already chew gum. Here’s the lowdown: Chewing a stick or two of gum won’t magically help you shed pounds. Chewing certainly doesn’t burn many calories, and it won’t undo the calories you just packed away from, ...

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Natural ways to lower blood pressure

According to Heart.org, an estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure (BP), that’s nearly half of all adults in the United States. The website also said that the death rate from high blood pressure increased by nearly 11 percent in the United States between 2005 and 2015, and the actual number of deaths rose by almost 38 percent, ...

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Do You Have Gray Mind?

By Blue Mind Health In today’s world, it’s typical to zone out on various screens to avoid the mental, emotional, or physical pain you might be in. Your phone, tablet, computer, or television may offer an “escape” from reality but they can make mental health issues worse. Human beings are overwhelmed with stress, a flood of too much information, and ...

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Toxic Digital Overload and Red Mind

There are never enough hours in the day, we work more than ever before in stressful jobs we can’t afford to lose, and we don’t slow down or take time to relax because we can’t afford to. It takes a toll on our minds and bodies. Nothing shows this more clearly than non-stop pharmaceutical commercials for sleep aids, depression aids, ...

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How loneliness affects your physical and mental health

Human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. Yet, as we age, many of us are alone more often than when we were younger, leaving us vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness—and related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression, and heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract these negative effects. NIA-supported ...

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FDA expands blood pressure drug recall for fifth time this year

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will expand its recall of blood pressure medicines to include four lots of losartan after they were found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. This is the fifth recall in 2019; over the past year, dozens of batches of medications used to treat hypertension have been recalled over contamination fears. According to ...

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Best Fitness Training Innovations 2019

Training for a fitness event this year but don’t know what’s out there to help get you in tip-top shape? Whatever you’re training for, there are plenty of innovations to see you through to tough times, from bodyweight training tools to high-tech recovery aids.  With that, here’s my rundown of the best equipment, tech, gizmo, innovation – whatever you want to ...

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Can Eating Spicy Foods Help You Lose Weight?

The promise is appealing: Can the heat within spicy foods actually melt your body fat and unearth your chiseled six-pack? As a dietitian, this promise pops up every now and then with a new study touting the fat-loss benefits of hot peppers or with a new supplement marketing the belly-shrinking benefits of “capsaicin.” The connection sort of makes sense: when ...

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Work Stress, Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure a Deadly Trio

Job stress, high blood pressure and poor sleep may be a recipe for an early death, German researchers report. In a study of nearly 2,000 workers with high blood pressure who were followed for almost 18 years, those who reported having both a stressful job and poor sleep were three times more likely to die from heart disease than those ...

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