Week Ending March 21, 2022

More Evidence That Strength Training Boosts Long-Term Health
“Does strength training deserve a bit more credit for its role in long-term health? Evidence continues to point to the benefits of muscle-building exercise, and a new meta-analysis has concluded that people who do strength-training are less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t — even when they don’t do any aerobic workouts.”

Echinacea: Herbal medicine as part of a winter health strategy
“Echinacea: Herbal medicine as part of a winter health strategy: Dr Ross Walton, Immunologist and founder of clinical research company, A-IR reviews the building scientific research for the herb Echinacea and discusses how this easily accessible licensed herbal medicine may play a useful and valid role as part of a winter health strategy.”

Quality of Diet for Older Adults Has Declined: Here’s How to Fix It
“Healthy eating can lower your risk of chronic disease, improve your quality of life, and extend your life. However, maintaining a healthy diet can become more difficult as we grow older.”

The Benefits of Magnesium
“Leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. If you aren’t eating these foods regularly, your diet may be lacking in magnesium. In fact, nearly half of Americans fall short of their daily need for this mineral, according to the Department of Agriculture. Men should get 420 mg daily and women 320 mg.”

Physical exercise can help with mental health
“According to Harvard Medical School, aerobic exercise is key to your head just as much as it is key to your heart. In this legislative session, Washington passed House Bill 1834, excusing absences for mental health reasons in schools. According to a study done by the CDC in 2020, the pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges in adults.”

Need Better Sleep? Try a Resistance Workout
“Having trouble sleeping? New research suggests you might want to try a new type of exercise. In a head-to-head comparison, results of a new study show that resistance exercise promotes better sleep among inactive adults, especially those who are poor sleepers.”

What A Holistic Psychiatrist Eats In A Day To Bolster Brain Health & Ease Anxiety
“The foods you eat can influence your mood in a major way. Say it with us: Your brain is an organ, and fueling it with the nutrients it needs can help it function at its best—and better brain function often results in a more balanced emotional state. Holistic psychiatrist Ellen Vora, M.D., author of The Anatomy of Anxiety, concurs: “Our brain is a piece of flesh in the body,” she says on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. “If you want to feel less anxious and feel good, your brain health needs to be on point.”

Do anti-inflammatory diets really work?
“There is a strong association between chronic inflammation and noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. Evidence also suggests that a person’s diet may trigger or subdue inflammation in the body, influencing disease risk. In this Honest Nutrition feature, we explore the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory diets and their potential benefits. We also dispel common myths.”

How to Raise Your Vibration — and What That Really Means
“Good Vibrations” isn’t just the name of a Beach Boys song; Plenty of people make an effort to stay attuned to what “vibes” they give off. If you believe in the concept that what you put out into the world is what you get back in return, then you understand the appeal of maintaining positive energy as a general best practice whenever possible.”