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Category Archives: General Health

Would You Drink Less Soda If It Was Taxed Higher?

Do you think you’d consume less sugar if sugary drinks like soda and energy drinks were taxed at an additional rate? A new study suggests you likely would not. New research looking at the city of Philadelphia’s tax on sugar-sweetened drinks found that all it really did was turn people to eating more sugary foods ...click here to read more

There’s a Good Chance You Could Lose a Little Weight — Here’s How to Start

Nearly three-quarters of adults in America are considered overweight or obese. It’s not just a geographically large nation – the people are large, too. According to the Body Mass Index scale, the 2017-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination found that 73 percent of American adults are classified as overweight or obese. Body Mass Index, or ...click here to read more

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Could Black Tea Help You Live Longer?

If you enjoy a cup of black tea to help you relax and soothe your spirit, a new study may have found an added benefit: a longer life. The study featured 500,000 men and women aged 40-69 in the UK Biobank. Nearly 90 percent said they drink tea. Researchers found that those who claimed to ...click here to read more

COPD: A Danger for Everybody

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is literally taking the breath away from millions of Americans – and not in a good way. A group of diseases that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD is traditionally more apparent and severe in men. However, new data shows that women are beginning to experience more severe symptoms, ...click here to read more

Regular Exercise May Offer Protection from COVID-19

A new research review is offering some news that may help curb your risk of catching or experiencing severe symptoms from COVID-19. The large-scale international review has found that regular exercise significantly reduces the risk of COVID. And if you do get it, the study found that routine moderate and/or vigorous exercise dramatically reduces the ...click here to read more

It’s Never Too Late to Benefit from This

A regular walking routine can help you live longer, even if you’re in your 80s and beyond. New research suggests that walking for as little as 10 minutes per day can extend the lives of people 80-plus, reducing the risk of all causes of mortality. As people get older, they are less likely to meet ...click here to read more

What Happens To Your Body When You’re Sedentary

Activity, activity, activity. It may be like it’s all you hear sometimes. There’s a good reason why that advice dominates: it has a lot of benefits, including lower risk for a host of chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. It can also help with mobility. It’s biggest benefit can be that it offers ...click here to read more

Don’t Know Where to Start with Weight Training? Here’s Your Guide

Old-fashioned resistance training like lifting heavy weights repeatedly until you can’t is the best way for men to slow or even reverse age-related muscle loss. The medical term for muscle loss, sarcopenia can boost the risk for falls, frailty, and independence. Resistance training (also called weight training) can be a huge help. It consists of ...click here to read more

How Much Caffeine Should You Drink?

America is certainly caffeinated. Research indicates that about 90 percent of U.S adults consume caffeine daily. But are people drinking too much of it? Caffeine is a complex compound that is in a variety of foods. It’s a natural stimulant found in coffee beans, tea leaves, cacao beans, guarana beans, and yerba mate leaves. It ...click here to read more

Eat These To Give Your Kidneys a Hand

Sure, you’ve heard of eating the rainbow of fruits and vegetables, but are you really doing it? Unlikely, according to a new study. Especially if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD). People with the condition were found to eat fewer colorful fruits and veggies than those without the condition, which may play a role in ...click here to read more