Health and Fitness

Learn Massage – The Stress Relief Benefits Will Double
You see it on the movies and TV  all the time.  The stressed but happy couple goes off for a couple’s massage…and all kinds of mishap and hilarity ensues.  It’s good comic relief  and good stress relief but a new study shows couples who skip…
Where You Live Will Dictate How Long You Live
Life in the USA isn't equal opportunity for everyone. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at life expectancy for each US county from 1980 through 2014.  During that time life expectancy at birth increased by 6...
When In The Gym, Swearing Is Actually Empowering!
Here is a workout technique that I can’t recommend but seems to have some scientific support. If your goal is all about beefing up and getting stronger, then take your chances but watch out for the kids and pick your spots!  Because there is a British study that essentially says…
Social Smoking Is A Bigger Health Risk Than You Know
You tell yourself just being a “social” smoker limits your risk from all those bad smoking health considerations.  Afterall, its not as though you smoke a pack a day, right?  Not right.
A report in WebMD.com says that so-called social smokers have the same risk f…
The Long Assumed Medicinal Value of…Beer!
What do you take for a headache? Well unless you got it from drinking too many beers, you may want to try, well, a couple of beers! That's good news Yakima Valley Hops producers!
But don't take my word for it. The suggestion come from a research published in The Journal of Pain...
For A Longer Life Put Down That Fork
When looking for the culprit that robs millions of Americans of a healthy long life, most people point to the cigarette—but look in that other hand, the one with the fork, there’s your real culprit.
A new study on WebMD.com shows obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nati…
So Maybe That Monster Drink Really Is One?
Are you one of the many who have replaced their coffee routine for energy drinks?  You may want to reconsider.  NBC News reports on a new study that found drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink is linked with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond t…
Alcohol And Your Heart – The Interaction Is Immediate
So the weekend is here, nice weather is here and a cold brew or two –or more- may be on the schedule.  Common sense says take it easy but investigative science says so too and the researchers went all the way to Germany and Oktoberfest to prove it...
Fair Trade? 1 Hour Of Running For 7 Hours Of Life!
Looks like it’s going to be a nice weekend.  How about going out into the fresh air and sunshine and adding an extra day to your lifespan?  Sore knees, hips and feet notwithstanding, a little running will do a body good.
New research shows every hour you run extends your lif…
Want An Energy Kickstart? Take The Stairs!
Caffeine in lane one, exercise in lane two and the race to invigoration is on! Many of us searching for an afternoon energy boost look to a caffeinated soda but you can save on the sugar, save 75 cents (or more) and get the boost you seek simply by taking the stairs.
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