2017 Oct 8

Physical Inactivity in Chronic Diseases

By |2017-10-08T09:14:11-04:00October 8th, 2017|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Would it surprise you to know that physical inactivity is an actual contributing cause to at least 35 unhealthy conditions, including the majority of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.?  Well, it is true. Importantly, physical inactivity, itself, often plays an independent role as a direct cause of speeding the losses of [...]

2017 Jun 23

Fruits for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

By |2017-06-23T09:07:10-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet comprises a mixture of food compounds that have a significant influence on human health. Accumulating population based studies have indicated that consuming fruits is inversely related to the risk of CVDs.  Important experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By |2017-01-07T16:24:44-05:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]

2016 Dec 11

The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol

By |2016-12-11T23:42:15-05:00December 11th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Resveratrol and other grape ingredients, as well as whole-grape products, have shown considerable promise in health promotion and disease management. Resveratrol is primarily found in grapes and red wine, in addition to some plants and fruits, such as peanuts, cranberries, pistachios, blueberries and bilberries. Resveratrol provides a wide range of benefits, including cardiovascular protective, antiplatelet, antioxidant, [...]

2015 Dec 23

Sleep and health risk in children

By |2015-12-23T08:16:05-05:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Children|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Adequate sleep is particularly important during childhood and adolescence since inadequate sleep is associated with non-optimal physical and cognitive development. A growing body of evidence suggests that inadequate sleep could be a contributing factor for weight gain and the increased prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Why are sleep patterns poor for some children? [...]

2015 Jan 6

Too Much Sitting: It’s a Killer

By |2015-01-06T22:21:41-05:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Children, Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sitting.  We all do it.  Too much and it's a killer.  There is new evidence that too much sitting (also known as sedentary behavior - which involves very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type 2 diabetes and premature death.  In [...]

2014 Dec 7

Top 11 Health Issues for Middle-Aged and Elderly Women

By |2014-12-07T11:57:39-05:00December 7th, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Multiple health issues affect women throughout life differently from men (or do not affect men at all).   Although attention to women's health is important in all stages in life, health among middle-aged and elderly women has not received enough attention by researchers and policy-makers.  To improve women's quality of life and promote a long-lasting and active role [...]

2014 May 3

Simple Steps to Better Health

By |2014-05-03T17:28:51-04:00May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

With the goal of making the healthy choice your easy choice, here are some simple steps to health: Remember that small changes in sleep, activity, and nutrition can make a big difference in your health. Challenge yourself weekly to gain a new healthy habit and break an old unhealthy habit. Create an environment around you [...]

2014 Mar 11

Exercise. No comparison.

By |2014-03-16T12:19:05-04:00March 11th, 2014|Categories: Exercise|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

There is strong scientific evidence detailing the beneficial effects of regular exercise, which are likely to go well beyond reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Furthermore, exercise benefits can overcome those of common drugs when one considers that exercise combines preventive, multi-system effects with little adverse consequences and at lower cost.  Exercise, and especially contracting muscle, is certainly a source of numerous drug-like molecules with [...]

2014 Mar 10

Pharmaceuticals or Lifestyle?

By |2014-03-10T17:54:25-04:00March 10th, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Medicine has progressed very rapidly over the recent years. Communicable diseases, which were the leading causes of mortality, are not so anymore, especially in developed countries. Currently, non-communicable diseases are more prevalent, and most of them are related to changes in our daily habits (such as reduced physical activity and consumption of an unhealthy diet) and degenerative processes. Most of these [...]

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