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Gaming: The Healthy Lifestyle's Friend or Foe?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The obesity epidemic affecting younger generations across North America and Europe has been blamed on a complex myriad of factors.
Jul 17, 2017 - 8:58:30 AM
Adults at Risk for Diabetes Double Activity Levels through Healthy Lifestyle Program
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PITTSBURGH,Â June 8, 2016 - Adults at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease or both can substantially increase their physical activity levels through participating in a lifestyle intervention programÂ ....
Jun 8, 2016 - 10:21:39 AM
New Smartphone App Makes it Easy to Find -- and Enroll in -- Clinical Trials
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - It takes an astounding 17 years, on average, for laboratory breakthroughs to reach patients. A big part of the delay is the time it takes to recruit patients into clinical trials to test new treatments or devices:
Jun 1, 2016 - 10:52:01 AM
Why We Have Affairs â€” and How a Relationship Can Recover
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Life is short. Have an affair. That was the marketing slogan of AshleyMadison.com, a dating site aimed at people who are married or in committed relationships.
Nov 11, 2015 - 11:59:34 AM
8 Tips Will Help You Get Ready to Run a Marathon
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Organized marathon racing has been around since the modern Olympic Games began in 1896. But it wasn't until the last decade or so that marathoning really started really catching on among the casual running crowd.
Jun 3, 2015 - 11:47:03 AM
Free App from Mary Jo Rapini: Live Your Life with Soul
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Free App available from Android Play store now: Live your life with soul.Â https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maryjorapini.soulintention
Mar 25, 2015 - 5:34:38 PM
Sitting Too Much? 5 Tips to Reduce Sedentary Habits
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Research has shown time and time again that our daily choices impact our long-term health-habits that promote a balanced diet, low stress levels and physical activity help extend our lifespans and healthspans, or number of healthy years.
Mar 9, 2015 - 7:09:41 PM
Valentine's Day - February 14, 2015
(HealthNewsDigest.com)...Ok Guys, there is just one of three gifts to buy today and none of them will break the bank, and any one of them will make you a Hero in the eye's of the one you love! And, some advice that can keep you out of trouble! - (Michael J. McCurdy, Founder/Publisher - HealthNewsDigest.com)
Feb 12, 2015 - 11:33:38 AM
Fragile Bones of Modern Humans Result from Reduced Physical Activity
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The comparatively light bone structure of modern humans compared to early human species and other modern primates may be due to the modern abandonment of the constant physical activity that was inherent in the life of early hunter gathers...
Dec 22, 2014 - 5:22:56 PM
Why a Fashion Magazine Editor Became a Dermatologist
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A decade ago, Laurel Naversen Geraghty, MD, was writing feature articles for millions of readers, and enjoying the perks of working for glossy magazines - jetting to the Caribbean and Las Vegas, and attending celebrity-packed Manhattan fashion shows. As an editor atÂ Glamour, life was fun and exciting. But after several years, she decided on a major career change.
Nov 14, 2014 - 4:48:49 PM
Modern and Effective Options to Fight Hair Loss
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More than 65% of men will experience thinning hair by the age of 35, and men have spent billions chasing products and services that simply do not work.
Oct 29, 2014 - 4:12:50 PM
10 Percent of Grandparents Live With a Grandchild
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Of the 65 million grandparents in the United States in 2012, 7 million, or 10 percent, lived with at least one grandchild, according toÂ Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012,Â a new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Oct 22, 2014 - 11:07:51 AM
Living with Psoriasis
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Did you know that over 8 million Americans have the skin condition known asÂ Psoriasis?Â It occurs when skin cells develop too quickly and do not properly shed. As a result, irritable rash formations or skin irregularities are developed. This condition can occur anywhere on the body, especially the scalp, lower back, elbows, and knees.
Jun 4, 2014 - 3:45:48 PM
5 Reasons to Get Youth Active in Gardening
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LONGMONT, COLORADO- (March 19, 2014) - April is National Gardening Month, making it an ideal time to consider starting a garden. In fact, those who do will be joining some 43 million other homes in the country whose owners maintain a garden, according to the National Gardening Association.
Mar 19, 2014 - 2:35:46 PM
Jewish Home Residents Prove Love Is Ageless
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Reseda, CA - February 5, 2014 - Sweetheart's Day at theLos Angeles Jewish Home, one of the largest senior healthcare providers in theÂ U.S., clearly demonstrates how falling in love and the desire for intimacy is ageless.
Feb 8, 2014 - 12:36:11 PM
Love is in the Air For 50+ Singles: AARP Releases Profile Of The 50+ Dating Life: More Active & Social Than Ever
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,Â Feb. 4, 2014Â Â -- AARP is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of AARP Dating powered by HowAboutWe, a dating site designed to help people find love online by going on great dates, offline. On AARP Dating, 50+ singles finish the phrase, "how about we..." with the date they'd like to go on, connect and get together.
Feb 4, 2014 - 11:28:21 AM
Go Vegetarian for Meatless Mondays!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Let'sÂ "Go Vegetarian" for at leastÂ one day a week that is, and we can start by choosing to go meat-free on Mondays!Â Â I like to suggest this because choosing to eat vegetarian one day a week is an easy way to develop the habit of eating more plant foods on a regular basis. Eating more of these foods will provide multi- health benefits.
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:07:38 AM
Are You An Avid Cyclist?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ROSEMONT, Ill., May 30, 2013 Â -- Cycling is a good form of exercise, so it's no wonder that more than 80 million bicycle riders in the United States have taken up bicycling for fun, and as a mode of transportation.
May 31, 2013 - 7:13:39 AM
Walking or Bicycling to Work Influenced by Others
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- People who walk or bike to work are likely to influence their co-workers and partners to do the same, according to health researchers.
May 29, 2013 - 8:57:57 AM
One in Five Adults Meet Overall Physical Activity Guidelines
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - About 20 percent of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of the federal government's physical activity recommendations, according to a report published in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 2, 2013 - 10:14:11 AM
Green Spaces May Boost Well-Being for City Slickers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People who live in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater well-being than city dwellers who don't have parks, gardens, or other green space nearby, according to new research published inÂ Psychological Science, a journal of theÂ Association for Psychological Science.
Apr 22, 2013 - 11:00:42 AM
Take Steps to Get Walking This Spring
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Â Livingston,Â N.J. -- With the arrival of Spring, now is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather to start exercising.Â And, one of the best and least expensive forms of aerobic activity is walking.
Apr 8, 2013 - 10:12:19 AM
Gain Love, Not Weight This Valentineâ€™s Day
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY (February 6, 2013) - Normally, when we go out to eat on a holiday or special occasion our diets go out the window. Â As long as you are being health conscious in your normal day-to-day life, a sweet splurge won't ruin your metabolism.
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:36:41 PM
Sleep Fat Wake Up Thin
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Â Washington, DC - Â Kenn Kihiu the fun exercise guy and the creator of the danceX fitnessÂ workout and 8020 Body announces the launch ofÂ Sleep Fat Wake Up Thin.
Jan 10, 2013 - 1:07:11 PM
Before You Retire, Plan Your Life
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When you think about your retirement (and itâ€™s a good idea to do so at any age), you may see a complex set of challengesâ€”but they can be overcome.
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:59:43 AM
Tips To Help You Keep Life In Balance
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - While rewarding, helping out an aging loved one can be stressful and present feelings of frustration. Do you drive your mother to doctorsâ€™ appointments? Are you managing medicine for your grandfather? Have you had a parent move in with you? Whether your help is hands-on or offering support, assistance and guidance from a distance, you arenâ€™t alone.
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:33:45 AM
Strengthening Your Knees for the Upcoming Ski Season
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Carmel, NY, - When the leaves start to turn, skiersâ€™ minds turn to upcoming powder. But autumn is also the time to get their bodies prepped for winter so they wonâ€™t have to nurse an injury that could have been avoided, says Dr. Scott Levin, orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with New York-based Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group.
Oct 16, 2012 - 11:39:39 AM
The New Balance 360 Degree Jacket Complete with 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material: Great for Low Light Situations this Fall Season
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The New Balance 360 Degree Jacket, updated for fall 2012 with a new, modern design, is a highly reflective, wind and water resistant jacket ideal for workouts in less than perfect conditions. 3M ScotchliteTM reflective taping, a Hi-Viz mesh-lined back vent, a reflective center front zipper and Hi-Viz mesh-lined sleeves ensure that you are visible to traffic during early morning or evening runs.
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:07:01 AM
A Lean Grill is a Smart Grill!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Summer is in full swing with many of us grilling our meals. Grilling is popular because it's easy, tastes good (I can almost smell it as I write) and fun to do (we women get to watch men do the cooking!).
Jul 21, 2012 - 9:31:25 AM
Water Really Is a Nutrient!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Yes, water really is a nutrient and the most vital one, at that! Water is even more vital than the other nutrients, which are carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. And if I were to list the top 5 healthy things we could do for ourselves, drinking more water would make the list!
Jul 14, 2012 - 4:17:20 PM
Drink Up, It's Hot Outside!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Well, it's barely summer on the calendar, yet we're in the midst of the dogs days usually found in August. So with more hot weather to come, let's drink up;with the best drink around, water that is!
Jul 1, 2012 - 6:59:25 AM
The Anti-Aging Benefit of Dieting!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Yes I am saying it, dieting has anti-aging benefits! Okay, let me clarify this by explaining that research consistently indicates a positive correlation between caloric restriction and only caloric restriction with an increased life-span!
Jun 16, 2012 - 10:56:55 AM
Go In The Direction That Your Career Is Taking You
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Frustration is normal is today's economy. Who can blame anyone for being upset? One day you got up and went to work, and the next day that job was gone or the office environment was different. Things around you have changed and you do not like it. You may be thinking about how frustrated you are on a daily basis. How bad is your career frustration? Has it taken over your life?
Jun 12, 2012 - 9:20:42 AM
Start With a Warm Up!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Start With a Warm Up before going full throttle into exercise, that is! One reason many of us become physically injured is that we dive immediately into (I'm not talking pool here) our sport, exercise session or even a household chore without warming up first!
Jun 3, 2012 - 1:00:16 PM
Strength Train, it's Anti-Aging Magic!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Strength Train, because I believe it is the "Fountain of Youth" within us. Our bodies have amazing regenerative powers, which can be tapped into through exercise. The old "use it or lose it" saying can really be applied to our bodies at all ages and especially as we age. As we age, most of us experience the domino effects of muscle loss that is accompanied by an increase in body fat.
May 26, 2012 - 9:17:28 AM
Let's Exercise - It's a Natural Medicine!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "Exercise is a "Natural Medicine", I coined years ago, that is! In fact, "Exercise is Medicine" is the trademark for a National Initiative started by The American Heart Association and The American College of Sports Medicine.
May 12, 2012 - 1:43:24 PM
April is National Stress Month!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - April is almost over but for most of us, our stress levels aren't, which is why this month declared "National Stress Month" focuses on how to manage it using healthy methods. Stress has been associated with many things from the common cold to more serious diseases including cardiovascular disease to cancer.
Apr 28, 2012 - 11:55:09 AM
It's Spring, Let's Take a Walk!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It's spring and I'll say it again, "Let's Take a Walk" literally, of course! Spring is officially arriving this week and many of us are ready to take our exercise outdoors. Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of "daily activity" and a type of exercise that we can do for our health.
Mar 18, 2012 - 12:55:51 PM
It's March, Get in Shape!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Let's get our plate in shape, that is! March has arrived and with it is National Nutrition MonthÂ®, coined "Get Your Plate in Shape". So while we usually strive to get in better shape come spring, let's start our focus with our food plates this month!
Mar 10, 2012 - 10:37:37 AM
Feeding Our Heart!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - February may be ending, but Feeding Our Hearts with health- giving foods is a year round important habit. This leads me to ask, "How many times during this week did we consider how our food choices are connected to the function, appearance and health of our body"?
Feb 26, 2012 - 11:00:02 AM