Category Archives: General Health

5 Ways to Conquer Holiday Over Eating

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If you’ve come through the holiday season without gaining weight you’re in the minority. Research suggests a large percentage of most of our life-long weight gain occurs during the six weeks of the holiday season. Studies show most people don’t gain weight suddenly over a few weeks or months.  Rather the scales inch up in small increments over years – […]

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Are There ‘Fat’ Tables At Restaurants?

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There’s A Wait ….Everyone Wants A Window If you’re hoping to get your waistline reduced by a few belt notches after too many festive season sweets, choose your table carefully the next time you eat out. That’s because a fascinating US study indicates where you choose to sit in a restaurant may determine your menu selection – and whether it’s […]

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Small Lifestyle Change – Long Benefits

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A short eight week change in eating and exercising habits produced benefits that were still being felt a year later, a UK study into Mediterranean diet and exercise has found. It is thought the short time eating more salad, fish, legumes, whole grains, olive oil and  fruit and vegetables, combined with moderate exercise produced molecular changes in blood circulation that […]

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The Secret Of A Happy Marriage?

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The secret to a happy marriage in later life?  Research indicates it’s hard to go past the simple prescription: sex is the key to marital happiness. A recent study looking at older married couples concluded it was important for older couples “to find ways to stay engaged in sexual activity, even as health problems render familiar forms of sexual interaction […]

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Preventing Cancer with Diet and Exercise

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  Over 90 per cent of cancers are preventable, says a mammoth new report which focuses on the part that diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity play in causing cancer. The American Association For Cancer Research says the “war on cancer” has been a “qualified failure,” with cancer the second highest cause of death in the US after heart […]

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Sleep Better And Lose Weight Too

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Getting a good night’s sleep will not only improve your mood and reduce depressive thoughts, but it also is a good way to lose weight. And it seems the converse also applies: new research shows those who lose weight sleep better and feel less depressed. The links between the amount and quality of sleep and appetite and weight loss have […]

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Coffee: Good Or Bad For Testosterone?

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Coffee has been shunned by high performance athletes and body builders because they’ve believed it decreases testosterone. But after the International Olympics Committee eased its ban on coffee a few years back, a New Zealand study showed quite the opposite. Professional Rugby players given caffeine supplements an hour before lifting weights showed greater levels of testosterone after a power training […]

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Youthful Fitness Gives Midlife Brainpower

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The evidence is stacking up to show maintaining good cardio fitness levels when young makes for better brain power and less chance of getting senile dementia in later life. At least three recent studies analysing data collected over more than 30 years supports the suggestion that the longer you can run when you’re young, the faster your mind is likely […]

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Fighting Men Macho No More

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Young soldiers are three times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than civilian men of a similar age, a study of US military personnel has found. The rate of ED in the 36 to 40 year old age group was twice that of civilians of a similar age, according to University of Southern California research. Study author, Sherrie L. […]

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Exercise Before Dieting To Keep Muscles Strong

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Start exercising before you go on a diet if you want to prevent the common problem both younger and older women face of losing muscle tone and strength when they lose weight. A new study published by the Endocrine Society in the US has found getting involved in physical activity before you go on a diet helps preserve muscle and […]

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