How to meet your body's need for liquid

“Water needs can vary from person to person — and no one person will need the same amount of fluid from one day to the next,” the Virginia scientists wrote in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal. The typical American consumes about one liter — a little over four cups —…

Hot where you are Tips for staying cool

In Boston, some women are using parasols for shade. In New York City, children frolic in the spray of opened sidewalk fire hydrants. And in Lexington, Ky., people celebrating the Fourth of July clutched battery-operated hand-held fans. Americans expend as much effort improvising ways to escape the heat of summer as they do reveling in…

Exercise may help with weight loss  provided you do enough

Can working out help us to drop pounds after all? A provocative new study involving overweight men and women suggests that it probably can, undercutting a widespread notion that exercise, by itself, is worthless for weight loss. But the findings also indicate that, to benefit, we may need to exercise quite a bit. In theory,…

Coffee linked to longer lifespans  suggesting it could be part of a healthy diet

CLOSE New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life. (July 2) AP CLOSE New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life. (July 2) AP CLOSE CLOSE CLOSE CLOSE New research offers fresh grounds for drinking…

Marriage may be good for your heart

Being widowed, divorced or never married increases the risk of heart disease. June 29, 2018June 29, 2018Image Being married may reduce the risk of heart disease and cardiovascular death, a review of studies has found. Researchers pooled data on more than two million participants in 34 studies carried out in the United States, Britain, Japan,…

Midlife fitness may protect against later depression

The more fit, the lower the risk of depression and death from heart disease. June 27, 2018June 27, 2018Image Credit Physical fitness in middle age is tied to a lower risk of later-life depression and death from cardiovascular disease, a new study reports. Both depression and cardiovascular disease are common in older people, and rates…

Walk briskly for your health  about 100 steps a minute

Phys Ed Vigorous walking requires about 130 steps per minute, while jogging starts at about 140. CreditiStockJune 27, 2018June 27, 2018 Most of us know that we should walk briskly for the sake of our health. But how fast is brisk? A helpful new study of walking speed and health concludes that the answer seems…

Why its important to take sleep apnea seriously

But it ultimately wears you down. If snoring doesn’t drive you to the doctor, fatigue may. Still, many power through, gradually becoming too tired to perform their jobs well or safely. Untreated train, bus and truck drivers clearly pose a significant public safety risk. Definitively diagnosing the condition requires a sleep test — either at…

Night owls may have a higher risk of depression

Image Night owls may be at greater risk for depression than early birds. Previous studies have found a link between a person’s unique circadian rhythm, or chronotype, and depression, but none were able to tell whether sleep habits were a cause or an effect of the disease. This new prospective study, in the Journal of…

For survivors of childhood cancer  the advice is to walk

Exercise could improve the life expectancy of adults who survive cancer as children, even if the activity begins years after treatments end, according to an inspiring new study. But the study also finds that many survivors rarely, if ever, move much. In one of the most stirring success stories of modern medicine, many childhood cancers…

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