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To live longer, pick up the pace for just three minutes a day, study finds

To live longer, pick up the pace for just three minutes a day, study finds

Comment this story Comment Hurry to the bus stop. Climb the stairs at full speed. Play tag with your children. Break up with the dog. Vacuum the living room with a little extra zing. Increasing the vigor and enthusiasm of our daily activities could have a substantial impact on our longevity, according to a fascinating …

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Nutritionist Shares the 'Underrated' Longevity Foods She Eats Every Day to Boost Her Immune System

Nutritionist Shares the ‘Underrated’ Longevity Foods She Eats Every Day to Boost Her Immune System

Looking for a healthy, inexpensive protein that can boost your immune system and help you live longer? Take legumes the next time you go to the grocery store. According to a 2022 study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, replacing red meats and processed foods with legumes, whole grains and vegetables can increase life expectancy …

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Why am I super anxious the day after drinking?

Why am I super anxious the day after drinking?

Paula Zimbrean, MD, a psychiatrist and associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine, tells SELF that there are a handful of other factors that can influence addiction addiction. These include how your body metabolizes alcohol, whether other mood-altering substances or drugs are in your bloodstream, how much and how quickly you’ve been drinking (the …

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A few minutes of vigorous activity several times a day can reduce the risk of death

A few minutes of vigorous activity several times a day can reduce the risk of death

A little effort can go a long way to improving health, according to a new study. The research, published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests that short bursts of intense movement — the kind that leave you huffing and puffing — are associated with a lower risk of premature death. For the study, researchers …

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Forget the 8 glasses of water a day rule, according to these experts |  Radio Canada

Forget the 8 glasses of water a day rule, according to these experts | Radio Canada

You’ve probably heard that drinking eight glasses of water a day is essential, or that you should drink more when you’re sick. But how much water does a person really need? There are many myths about hydration, but for most healthy adults, your body will tell you when it’s time to drink, says Dr. Jane …

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Eating 400 calories a day from these foods could increase your risk of dementia by more than 20%

Eating 400 calories a day from these foods could increase your risk of dementia by more than 20%

Talk about food for thought. A growing body of research suggests that ultra-processed foods like frozen pizzas and breakfast cereals high in sugars, fats and empty calories are bad for your health. Now, a new large-scale study presented at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego this week offers more evidence that people …

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5 things you should do every day for your gut health, according to a gastroenterologist

5 things you should do every day for your gut health, according to a gastroenterologist

a collage of blooming flowers inside an illustration of an intestine Getty Images Taking care of your gut health can be tricky. When your microbiome—the neighborhood of trillions of bacteria living in your gut—is out of balance, the results can affect your sleep, weight, and even digestion, among other things. What you eat can influence …

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There's a Major Benefit to Exercising Later in the Day vs. Morning, New Study Finds

There’s a Major Benefit to Exercising Later in the Day vs. Morning, New Study Finds

A new study published in the journal Diabetes suggests that when you exercise can play an important role in blood sugar management. Participants who trained in the afternoon and evening had an 18 and 25 percent reduction in insulin resistance, respectively. Morning exercisers saw no reduction. Keep in mind that any exercise, no matter what …

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Healthcare’s unspoken sick day rules remain unchanged amid pandemic

Nearly 3 years into a global pandemic, doctors and nurses have seen their occupational disease policies change with the waves of COVID-19. They had their temperatures taken, completed screening forms and adapted to the changing availability of personal protective equipment. But according to those who work at the bedside, attitudes towards coming to work sick …

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