Tag Archives: life

“Sense of Purpose” May Protect Against Dementia

  Volunteering. Learning new things. Being a part of your community. Having a strong sense of purpose in life isn’t just satisfying. It’s also mentally healthy, according to new research. Indeed, people who have a strong sense of purpose in life may be protected against dementia, movement problems and even death. The research is reported […]

Nature Walks Offer Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds

Taking a walk outdoors has long been suggested for people trying to clear their head, enjoy a breath of fresh air and combat stress. Turns out, it may actually work – really well. People who took group nature walks were linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well being, […]

Cancer Risk Lower in Women Adhering to Prevention Guidelines

Good news for women who follow medical guidelines to eat healthy and exercise to prevent cancer: It works. Not only did postmenopausal women who followed cancer prevention guidelines from the American Cancer Society have a lower risk for cancer incidence, but they also had a lower risk for death related to cancer, according to a […]

Active Lifestyle Can Equal That Workout at the Gym

Good news for those who can’t fit a 30-minute daily workout at the gym: small amounts of activity throughout the day that add up to 30 minutes can be just as beneficial, new research shows. Simple choices such as using a rake instead of a leaf blower, or walking a mile to the store instead […]

Quitting Smoking Before Middle Age Cuts Health Risks for Women

Women who are able to quit smoking by middle age are able to avoid many of the health risks associated with cigarettes, according to a new study. In fact, quitting smoking before age 30 or 40 has even greater benefits than previous studies have suggested, states a news release from the journal Lancet, which published […]

Stand up, Live Longer?

You might want to stand up while reading this. That’s because cutting down the time you spend seated every day to less than three hours may give you an extra two years of life, according to an analysis of published research in the online journal BMJ Open. Want to possibly extend your lifespan by almost […]

Disco Song May Save Lives with Hands-Only™ CPR

If someone dropped to the floor and needed CPR, would you know what to do after calling 911? The clever health professionals at the American Heart Association have launched a campaign to teach people the basics of Hands-Only™ CPR. Using the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive,” the AHA online video instructs viewers how fast chest […]

Not-so nutty advice

Nuts are a great way to add nutrition to your diet. However, they cost more than the average snack, which is why storing them properly is paramount to getting your money’s worth. Leave your nuts in the shell until you’re ready to eat them. And store sealed bags of nuts in the fridge or freezer […]