Children and teens aren't doing enough physical activity - new study sounds a health warning

“Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. It’s also associated with chronic illness and disability. Recent research estimates that the world could see close to half a billion new cases of major chronic diseases by 2030 if people don’t get more active. Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many chronic diseases. Popular ways to be physically active include walking, cycling, and playing sports.”

13 Best Foods You Should Be Eating for Healthy Kidneys

“Kidneys are often looked over when we think about our overall health. However, their function is crucial to keeping our bodies in tiptop shape. Your kidneys are like filters that get rid of all the things you don't want in your body. These two bean-shaped organs filter your blood and remove toxins and excess fluids.”

New study shows how mindfulness can benefit our romantic relationships

“New research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships provides evidence that mindfulness can help to enhance attachment security among romantic couples. The new findings deepen our understanding of the longitudinal interplay between partners’ mindfulness and attachment style.”

Mindfulness Training May Improve Outcomes for People With Parkinson Disease

“Mindfulness training integrated into motor-oriented Parkinson disease (PD) rehabilitation protocols may help increase resilience and reduce psycho-cognitive morbidities in patients with mild-to-moderate PD, finds a study conducted during a tumultuous period in Hong Kong.”

The AHA Releases Statement on the Use of Alternative Treatments for Heart Failure

“In an effort to regulate the treatment of heart failure with complementary and alternative medicines in the United States, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a scientific statement regarding the benefits and risks of using complementary and alternative medicines to manage symptoms.”

The Best Integrative Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis – and Which Ones to Reconsider

“Treatments and outcomes for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have made major advances in the last decade. Earlier diagnoses, better treatment strategies, and improvements in disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have “changed the game,” allowing many people with RA to live with less pain and fatigue and greater function.”

Survey: As early heart attacks increase, many young people may not consider their risks

“COLUMBUS, Ohio – February is American Heart Month and a new national survey commissioned by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that even though heart attacks are increasingly common in younger people, many don’t believe they are at risk for heart disease.”