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10 Minute Swims Improve Women’s Hearts

July 24, 2014
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According to a recent study, 10 minutes of high-intensity swimming (swimming as fast as you can) three-times a week lowers blood pressure, reduces resting heart rate and reduces fat for women with mild high blood pressure. After a 15-week trial, researchers found “high-intensity intermittent swimming is an effective training strategy to improve cardiovascular health...
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Eat Veggies to Lower Blood Pressure

July 10, 2014
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There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet when used correctly. The hard part is being disciplined enough to insure that all of the essentials nutrients are included. A recent study found that “consumption of vegetarian diets is associated with lower BP (blood pressure). Such diets could be a useful nonpharmacologic means for reducing...
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Exercise for ADHD?

July 8, 2014
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An interesting study looks at how daily exercise might impact people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The investigators found that “the present results suggested that treadmill exercise might exert ameliorating effect on ADHD through reduction of Purkinje cell loss and astrocytic reaction in the cerebellum.” While this was a study on rats, it has...
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Nutrition and Diabetes

July 3, 2014
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Good nutrition can offset some of the risk of diabetes as well as contribute to the health of those who have diabetes. Researchers report that “clinical trials also provide evidence for the effectiveness of nutrition therapy in the prevention of diabetes.” This study found that “a healthy eating pattern emphasizing nutrient-dense foods in appropriate...
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Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain

May 8, 2014
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In additional to chiropractic care, an “individually designed” exercise program has also been shown to help relieve chronic low back pain (LBP). Researchers found that an “individually designed exercise therapy program for chronic LBP was associated to clinically significant functional improvement both on discharge and at 1 year. Only severe pain intensity predicted poor...
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Obesity Shortens Your Life

May 6, 2014
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While there are numerous health risks to being overweight, the net result can be a shorter lifespan. A recent study found “compared with normal-weight adults, obese adults had at least 20% significantly higher rate of dying of all-cause or CVD (cardiovascular disease). These rates advanced death by 3.7 years (grades II and III obesity)...
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Advil Not for Athletes

February 18, 2014
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Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) is often used to address minor pain. Sold over-the-counter, it is considered by many to be a “safe” drug. Yet, it is widely known that all drugs have side effects, some of which are not readily known for decades (ibuprofen was patented in 1961. A recent study found that use...
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Greater Muscle Strength Saves Teens

January 30, 2014
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A study of over 1 million teens found that muscle strength has an impact on their risk of death at an early age. The authors found that: “High muscular strength in adolescence, as assessed by knee extension and handgrip tests, was associated with a 20-35% lower risk of premature mortality (death) due to any...
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Helmetless Cycling Increases Death Risk

November 21, 2013
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Ever wonder how important it is for you or your children to wear a helmet while riding on your bicycle? According to recent research “not wearing a helmet while cycling is associated with an increased risk of sustaining a fatal head injury.” How much of an increase? People who don’t wear their helmet are...
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Exercise for Brain Health

November 7, 2013
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An interesting study looks at how exercise impacts brain health in seniors over 70. Specifically, the study looked at how a higher level of physical activity would impact brain atrophy (brain shrinkage) and white matter lesions (WML), which are dead cells in the brain that can cause a loss of memory, vision and cognitive...
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