Select Page

Sitting is the New Smoking
“Sedentary behavior or insufficient physical activity can negatively impact an individual’s physical and mental health. It can potentially increase the risk of many non-communicable diseases, including cardiometabolic disorders.”

Clinical Effectiveness of Cognitively Enhanced Tai Ji Quan Training on Global Cognition and Dual-Task Performance During Walking in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Self-Reported Memory Concerns
“Objective: To compare the effectiveness of cognitively enhanced tai ji quan versus standard tai ji quan or stretching exercise in improving global cognition and reducing dual-task walking costs in older adults with MCI or self-reported memory concerns.”

Get Active: Study Finds Most Forms of Exercise Are Very Safe
“TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Working out offers a lot of health benefits, and the risks are astonishingly small, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. “This work demonstrates that engaging in fitness activities is overwhelmingly a safe and beneficial pursuit,” said study co-author Dr. Sean Williams, a researcher at the University of Bath Center for Health and Injury and Illness Prevention in Sport.”

Focusing on functional fitness in your 20s and 30s can help you stay ready for anything — and many exercises can help you achieve it
“What’s the best type of exercise you can do for your health? The answer seems to change every week. Lately, many fitness enthusiasts and influencers have been talking about the importance of “functional fitness” – especially for people in their 20s and 30s who want to stay mobile and ready for anything as they get older.”

Essential Oils as an Alternative Treatment for Migraine Headache: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
“Alternative and complementary medicines are widely used to treat migraine headaches. This review aimed to determine the effectiveness of essential oils as an alternative treatment approach.”

How to Support a Loved One with Advanced Cancer

Achieving the Potential of Naloxone Saturation by Measuring Distribution
“Providing naloxone to people who use drugs and their social networks is a lifesaving strategy to prevent fatal opioid overdoses. Federal approval of over-the-counter naloxone and state standing orders for blanket naloxone prescriptions reflect the national urgency to scale up naloxone access as overdoses reach record highs. A complementary strategy is to promote bulk naloxone purchasing and community distribution through State Opioid Response (SOR) grants, a federal funding mechanism that supports state efforts to combat the overdose crisis by increasing access to medications for opioid use disorder and reducing unmet treatment needs and overdose deaths.”

Less snacking, more satisfaction: Some foods boost levels of an Ozempic-like hormone
“For several months now, I’ve been studying how the new medications, Ozempic and Wegovy, cause dramatic weight loss. Both medications contain a compound, semaglutide, that squelches hunger like a fly swatter smashes a mosquito. People who take the medication say they no longer have constant cravings for food, so they eat less frequently. The drug seems to quiet what some people call “food noise,” the constant internal chatter telling them to eat.”

Pea protein vs. whey protein: What’s the healthier protein powder?
“Both whey and pea protein are sources of high-quality complete protein — but there are nutritional differences that can make one a better choice for you.”

FDA issues warnings about probiotics meant for use with premature babies
“The FDA has issued a general warning and a specific warning letter regarding the use of probiotics in pre-term infants. Some products have been linked with more than two dozen reported “adverse events” since 2018 and one death in 2023, the agency said.”