Study shows 5-10 minutes of low-intensity running can help reduce risk of premature death

Running has been a popular form of exercise since the 1970s, and for good reason. Research shows that running even just once a week is enough for you to enjoy its benefits. In fact, a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that any amount of running could decrease your risk of death from cardiovascular disease … Continue reading Study shows 5-10 minutes of low-intensity running can help reduce risk of premature death

Study explains how diet, exercise and the endocannabinoid system contribute to healthy aging

Researchers define the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) as a complex cell-signaling system that plays an important role in the development of the central nervous system (CNS), synaptic plasticity — a characteristic of neurons in the brain — and the body’s response to internal and external insults or stressors. The ECS, whose components are widely distributed throughout the … Continue reading Study explains how diet, exercise and the endocannabinoid system contribute to healthy aging

Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Health experts recommend exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight, ward off diseases and boost longevity, among other things. For people with Type 2 diabetes, working out on the regular becomes even more urgent. Studies show that exercising regularly helps lower blood sugar, avoid diabetes complications and more. Why is exercise … Continue reading Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise can delay the development of Type 1 diabetes

When a person has Type 1 diabetes, they are unable to produce insulin, which the body needs to manage blood sugar. But according to a study led by researchers from the University of Birmingham, individuals with this lifelong condition can delay its progression through regular exercise during the first few months of diagnosis. If left untreated, Type 1 diabetes can make your … Continue reading Exercise can delay the development of Type 1 diabetes

Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

In this article, a researcher at the University of California, Davis discussed current knowledge of the key components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that contribute to appetite and influence energy metabolism, as well as dietary factors that affect the activation of cannabinoid receptors and their impact on the brain. This review was published in the journal Nutrition Research. … Continue reading Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

Stuck indoors? Here’s how you can get a good workout at home

Working from home offers many benefits, such as cutting out horrible rush hour traffic from your daily routine altogether. But working from home may also have some cons, such as making it easier to skip your workout because it’s more comfortable to watch TV all day than exercise. If you’re concerned about gaining weight while staying … Continue reading Stuck indoors? Here’s how you can get a good workout at home

6 Drug-free, evidence-based treatments for depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that can greatly hurt your relationships, work and physical health. Also called major depressive disorder, it is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, changes in appetite, trouble sleeping or oversleeping, and loss of energy, among other things. Depression is distinct … Continue reading 6 Drug-free, evidence-based treatments for depression

10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Migraine is the third most common condition in the world. Unlike headaches, migraines are chronic and tend to cause throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Migraines are also commonly accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and heightened sensitivity to light or noise. Thankfully, a migraine can be treated and managed using natural remedies. … Continue reading 10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Researchers from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. found that short periods of being sedentary can worsen cardiometabolic health. In a study published in the journal Diabetologia, the researchers revealed that reducing physical activity for at least two weeks can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels, disrupt cholesterol levels and impair cardiorespiratory fitness. Increased sedentary behavior worsens cardiometabolic health It’s no … Continue reading Even short periods of being sedentary is bad for your heart, caution researchers

Exploring the beneficial effects of Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng on metabolic parameters

In this study, researchers at the University of Marilia in Brazil evaluated the effects of Rhodiola rosea (rose root) and Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) on metabolic profile and muscle damage parameters. Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Adaptogen-based formulations have been used not only in traditional medicine but also in medical practice to increase the resistance of individuals.R. … Continue reading Exploring the beneficial effects of Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng on metabolic parameters