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FDA Approves Poop Therapy that May Revolutionize Gut Medicine

The FDA has approved the first fecal microbiota product for the prevention of recurrence of C. difficile infection in people 18 and older. This could change how insurance treats the procedure.

December 8, 2022
Lifestyle
Set Small, Healthy Goals This Season

Forty percent of people consider the end of the year to be a write-off and have no intention of trying to be "good" until January. But there are ways to stay healthy during the holidays while still enjoying your favorite festive foods.

December 7, 2022
Lifestyle
New Heart Health Guidelines Stress Sleep

The American Heart Association has guidelines to help you maintain your heart health. The guidelines, called Life’s Essential 8, have been updated to address new science and modern problems.

November 30, 2022
Lifestyle
Kindness Improves Health

One of the best ways to express gratitude is through acts of kindness. Expressing your gratitude through acts of kindness can boost your health and happiness.

November 23, 2022
Lifestyle
Mindfulness Worked Like Meds for Anxiety in Study

Because of side effects and the cost, people look for alternatives for medications. A new study found that people using mindfulness meditation saw their anxiety improve almost as much as people on antidepressants.

November 16, 2022
Lifestyle
Best Ways to Track Weight Loss

There are multiple ways to track your progress when you are losing weight. Whether you use a scale, a tape measure or a piece of clothing you can track your weight loss in a way that makes sense to you.

November 2, 2022
Lifestyle
Treatment May Stop Nightmares from Going Bump in the Night

For most people, bad dreams are the occasional problem that throws off their rhythm. For others, they can be a nightly occurrence that interferes with their health. But a new study may help.

October 31, 2022
Lifestyle
Eye Yoga Can Help You

Eye yoga can be beneficial. Our eyes weren’t designed for staring at screens for hours on end. Like any other muscle, you can train your eyes to tire less quickly, and eye yoga can ease the strain.

October 27, 2022
Lifestyle
Pain Nerves May Help Gut

While we know a healthy microbiome is essential, we’re still learning how to take care of it. A new study in mice has suggested that pain nerves in the gut play a prominent role.

October 20, 2022
Lifestyle
Romanticizing Your Life Can Aid Your Health

For an everyday boost and to add a bit of bounce to your step, romanticizing your life can be beneficial. That’s because romanticizing your life can be a form of mindfulness.

October 17, 2022
Lifestyle
Angela Lansbury’s Advice for Long Life Won’t Suit Everyone

Angela Lansbury passed this week. Her advice for a long life doesn't fit everyone's health needs. But, her life philosophy of self-love, a healthy diet and an exercise routine does.

October 13, 2022
Lifestyle
Is Mouthwash Hurting Your Blood Pressure?

A new TikTok rumor is that mouthwash can raise blood pressure or hypertension. While that sounds sensationalist, there have actually been studies at least as far back as 2017 that back up the claim.

October 12, 2022
Lifestyle
Yoga You Can do in Bed

Doing yoga in the morning, before you get out of bed, can help you get ready for the day. Taking a moment to breathe and ease into the day reduces anxiety and helps you get a great beginning.

October 6, 2022
Lifestyle
Sober Months Help Any Time of the Year

Everyone has heard of Dry January. Recently there has been a push for Sober October. People are reevaluating their relationship with alcohol and seem to be testing their limits of sobriety.

October 5, 2022
Lifestyle
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline by 27 Percent

A monoclonal antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease called lecanemab slowed the progression of cognitive decline by 27 percent compared with a placebo in a new clinical trial.

September 29, 2022
Lifestyle
Loneliness Is Worse for Health than Smoking

Ranking one action as worse than another for health is complex. But, new research found that being lonely and unhappy speeds up aging more than smoking.

September 28, 2022
Lifestyle
Task Force Says Most Adults Should Be Screened for Anxiety

A task force believes anxiety screenings should be part of people’s annual physicals. Folks regularly go as long as 23 years experiencing physiological symptoms of anxiety without being diagnosed.

September 26, 2022
Lifestyle
Night Owls at Higher Risk for Blood Sugar Concerns

People often think being a night owl or a morning bird is a personality quirk. But, a new study has found that night owls are more likely to have heart disease and blood sugar concerns.

September 21, 2022
Lifestyle
Multivitamin May Improve Cognition in Older People

According to a three-year randomized clinical trial with more than 2,200 older adults, cocoa extract has no impact on cognition, but taking a daily multivitamin can slow decline.

September 15, 2022
Lifestyle
Blood Type May Contribute to Heart Health

New research shows blood type might count for more than just a transfusion. People with blood types that aren’t O have a higher risk for heart health problems.

September 8, 2022
Lifestyle
Spinal Cord Stimulation May Not Help Blood Sugar-related Neuropathy

Neurostimulators claim to help people feel significantly less pain caused by peripheral neuropathy related to blood sugar. However, not all experts believe that there is strong evidence that they work.

August 24, 2022
Lifestyle
Eighty-six Percent of People with Medical Alert Systems Use Them

There is a certain level of stigma around medical alert systems. But, 86 percent of people who have them have used them, making them an incredible tool.

August 22, 2022
Lifestyle
Anti-Inflammatory Medicines Linked to Long-term Pain

Inflammation impacts cell health and has been linked to insulin resistance. New research shows that using anti-inflammatory pain killers and steroids may give people short-term benefits but long-term chronic pain.

August 18, 2022
Lifestyle
Exercise Can’t Compensate for Your Diet

A new study has found that exercise alone cannot overcome the effects of a poor diet. High physical activity levels cannot undo the harm a bad diet has on mortality risks.

August 3, 2022
Lifestyle
Can’t Sleep? Get Up

We’ve all heard that when you can’t sleep, you should just stay still in bed. But, lying in bed for 15 to 20 minutes can train your brain to associate your bed with sleeplessness and is linked to chronic insomnia.

August 1, 2022
Lifestyle
Vitamin B6 Aids Anxiety, Depression

A study gave participants a placebo, B6 or B12 and then tracked a chemical that blocks stress. People taking B6 had significantly higher levels of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid and felt less anxious and depressed.

July 27, 2022
Lifestyle
Alcohol Harms Young People May Help Heart, Blood Sugar in Older People

We hear so many studies about how alcohol aids health that it’s easy to think it’s universally true. But, according to a new study, no amount of alcohol should be considered healthy for people under the age of 40.

July 25, 2022
Lifestyle
Less than Seven Percent of People Have Good Heart Health

America is at a critical infection point for heart and metabolic health. Less than seven percent of adults in a large survey had good cardiometabolic health, and the rate is heading downward.

July 20, 2022
Lifestyle
Reading Is Good for Health

Mental exercise also helps your physical health. Reading literally strengthens your brain. It helps the heart. It can aid longevity. And it can help your social life.

July 14, 2022
Lifestyle
Sleeping with Light Is Unhealthy

The long daylight hours are lovely. Research found that light exposure during sleep is linked to a higher risk of blood sugar concerns, obesity and high blood pressure in older people.

July 7, 2022
Lifestyle
Rules Could Limit Nicotine in Tobacco Products

For the first time, laws may be passed that could change how addictive tobacco products are. If passed, the new regulations would limit how much nicotine is in tobacco products making them less addictive and, hopefully, easier to quit.

June 27, 2022
Lifestyle
Vitamin D May Help You Lose Weight

We were asked if taking vitamin D can help with weight control. The answer is complicated. The first question is if a person needs extra vitamin D at all.

June 23, 2022
Lifestyle
Optimists Live Longer

There’s good reason to be cheerful. Several recent studies say optimists live longer. Overall longevity is boosted by having a sunny outlook.

June 20, 2022
Lifestyle
Short-term Mindfulness Training Doesn’t Reshape Brain

Mindfulness can improve health in many ways. But a review has found that claims that eight weeks of mindfulness training can change the structure of your brain are false.

June 13, 2022
Lifestyle
Five Stress Reduction Tips for Seniors

Stress is a part of our lives at all ages. As you age, your ability to deal with stress declines. Here are five stress reduction tips for seniors. These are effective methods of stress management that especially help older people.

June 2, 2022
Lifestyle
Linking Actions to Situations Can Help Build Habits

A new study has found that you can build habits more easily by making “if-then” plans instead of relying on motivation. If you link actions to a situation, you can create stimulus-response links that can make habits stick.

May 18, 2022
Lifestyle
Emergency Preparedness Tips If You Have Blood Sugar Concerns

Emergencies can keep you inside and away from fresh supplies. We all need to be prepared to hunker down and wait out the storm—be it figurative or literal. But, if you have blood sugar concerns, your emergency kit needs may be different.

May 16, 2022
Lifestyle
Blood Pressure Throughout Life Can Impact Later Brain Health

High blood pressure in young people between the ages of 20 and 40 may be linked to cognitive changes in people around the age of 55. High blood pressure changes brain structure, cognition and cerebrovascular function, even in children.

May 11, 2022
Lifestyle
Prediabetes Can Progress in One Year

People who learn that they are prediabetic are told to take care of themselves so that it doesn’t progress into a more serious condition. However, new research has found that prediabetes can lead to diabetes in as little as one year.

May 9, 2022
Lifestyle
Cooking Has Hidden Benefit

If you don’t like cooking, it might be time to look into some 10-minute recipes because the pay-off could be enormous. Researchers found that making a habit of cooking makes you both happier and feel healthier.

April 28, 2022
Lifestyle
Speak from the Heart: It Can Show Your Heart Health

Doctors may be able to identify the risk of a heart attack in heart disease patients by recording their speech. A computer algorithm listening to voice recordings was able to spot heart disease patients at the highest risk of severe complications.

April 27, 2022
Lifestyle
High Blood Sugar, Bad Cholesterol in 30s Linked to Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that having high blood sugar, low HDL or “good” cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides in your 30s increased the risk of later Alzheimer’s disease.

April 21, 2022
Lifestyle
Meal Timing Can Help Gut

We have spoken a lot about how timing your meals can impact your weight and sleep. Today, we’re looking at new research that has found that keeping a regular meal schedule can positively impact gut health.

April 20, 2022
Lifestyle
First Breath Test for Covid Approved by FDA

The FDA granted emergency use authorization for a Covid-19 breath test. The InspectIR Covid-19 Breathalyzer is highly accurate and gives results in three minutes. It could greatly increase testing capacity in the U.S.

April 18, 2022
Lifestyle
Twenty-eight Percent of Adolescents, Teens in U.S. Are Prediabetic

A startling new study found that 28 percent of 12-to-19-year-olds in the U.S. are prediabetic. Prediabetes in youths has more than doubled in 20 years.

April 6, 2022
Lifestyle
New Study Says Live Cold, Die Old

You've heard “live fast, die young.” Animals with a fast metabolism tend to die younger. There isn’t a clear-cut relationship between metabolism and lifespan. A more accurate saying might be “live cold, die old.”

April 4, 2022
Lifestyle
FDA Okays Another Booster, Should You Consider It?

The FDA has authorized a second booster for the Covid vaccines for all adults over 50. Experts disagree about whether people should get them. We are looking at the arguments to help you make choices that are right for you.

March 31, 2022
Lifestyle
Celebrate National Triglycerides Day

Triglycerides aren’t something you celebrate. But sometimes, celebrating a national holiday, like National Triglycerides Day, means shining the spotlight on a health concern you might not think about as much as you should. Do you know your triglycerides levels?

March 28, 2022
Lifestyle
Wearing Socks May Help You Get a Good Nights Sleep

While having cold feet can keep you awake, or wake you up, having warm feet helps you drift off faster. But how much will socks help you get a better night's rest?

March 24, 2022
Lifestyle
Try Bullet Journaling to Clear Your Head

Bullet journaling has been described as “a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.” It’s part planner, part notebook, part journal. It helps you order chaos into an organized system.

March 23, 2022
Lifestyle
Clock Change Impacts Heart Health

The AHA says that setting the clocks forward can harm your heart and brain. The change is associated with a 24 percent rise in heart attacks. Strokes increase by eight percent. But healthy steps can help you protect yourself.

March 10, 2022
Lifestyle
Memory Problems May Be Caused by Knowing Too Much

As we get older, many of us struggle with memory. People often think that memory degrades as we grow older. However, a new study suggests the opposite is true. Our memories stack, and that's a problem.

March 7, 2022
Lifestyle
We’ve Launched a New Blog Site

Welcome, to Neuliven Health’s new blog site! We will no longer be scattering our blogs around our different product websites. Instead, we have one unified blog for all Neuliven Health blog content.

March 4, 2022
Lifestyle
Why You Should Avoid the Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Our blog focuses on helping health through better habits. While perfectionism is sometimes seen as a virtue, it can be a curse. Striving to do your best is terrific, but obsessing over it can lead to unhealthy behavior.

March 3, 2022
Lifestyle
How to Decorate to Help You Relax

We spend so much time inside our homes that it’s no surprise they impact our health. You can help ease stress and enhance well-being through simple interior design hacks that are fast to achieve and don’t break the bank.

February 25, 2022
Lifestyle
Bright Indoors Light During Day May Aid Blood Sugar

One way to aid your blood sugar may be altering the lights inside your home. Having bright lights during the day and dimmer lights in the evening may boost cardiometabolic health.

February 23, 2022
Lifestyle
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk!

Today, February 11, is National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. If you have made a New Year’s resolution, you may have broken it by now. Today is the day to stop beating yourself up and remind yourself you have options.

February 11, 2022
Lifestyle
How to SHIELD Your Memory

If you feel like your memory has been slipping up recently, the pandemic may be playing a part. When your days become monotonous and uneventful, the minutia tends to fade away. The good news is, there is a way of helping your memory.

February 10, 2022
Lifestyle
How Coffee Can Make You Tired

When you reach for coffee, you’re most likely hoping for a boost of energy. But, coffee can make you tired for multiple reasons. Here’s why and how to avoid it.

February 3, 2022
Lifestyle
Fauxmuting Can Help Your Health

We all hate our commute, there are too many people, and it’s always a mess. But, your commute can help your physical and mental health. If you stopped commuting because of the pandemic, you might want to take a fauxmute instead.

January 28, 2022
Lifestyle
Ideas on Aging Impact Stress and Health

You might have heard that age ain’t nothin’ but a number and that you can think yourself young. New research backs up those claims a bit. Having positive views on aging can lead to a healthier, longer life.

January 27, 2022
Lifestyle
Free At-home Tests, Why Mask Upgrades Are Needed

You may have heard that insurance now covers at-home tests for COVID-19, and cloth masks no longer protect you from the virus. We are looking into those stories more in-depth to give you ways to help yourself.

January 17, 2022
Lifestyle
Five-finger Breathing Can Help You Slow Down

Some people think they are too busy for meditation. But, five-finger breathing is a great way to calm down and release stress no matter where you are when you are short on time!

January 14, 2022
Lifestyle
Apps to Help You Eat Better

Apps are a relatively new tool in healthy eating. Today, we’re looking at some of the best free apps that can help you as you try to work on attaining and maintaining a healthier diet.

January 12, 2022
Lifestyle
Weight-based Resolutions Aren’t the Best

In a survey of people with New Year’s resolutions, 42 percent planned to lose weight. But, when it comes to achieving your goal of getting healthy and sticking to your plan, avoiding weight loss resolutions might be your best bet.

January 10, 2022
Lifestyle
Scientists Claim “Vaccine” Could Cure Aging

Vaccine is a buzzword right now for an obvious reason. Now, scientists claim they have a vaccine against aging. Is it true, and what’s the science behind this new shot?

January 6, 2022
Lifestyle
Get More Light for a Better Mood in Winter

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. A lack of daylight throws off your circadian rhythm and internal balance. Here are some ways to use light to improve your mental health.

December 20, 2021
Lifestyle
Gratitude Is Good for Stress

Many of us think Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and then move on to celebrate the many other winter holidays for their own reasons. But, practicing gratitude throughout the holidays can lower stress and help you enjoy yourself more.

December 10, 2021
Lifestyle
Does Shivering Help You Lose Weight?

A study found that shivering for 15 minutes burned the same amount of fat as a full hour of moderate exercise. But is it an effective and safe way to lose weight or just true in the lab?

December 8, 2021
Lifestyle
Bedtime Can Impact Heart Health

A new study says that the optimal bedtime for heart heath is 10 pm. This might come as a disappointment to people who like to turn in early and night-owls, but there is a window at 10 pm that appears to be the sweet spot for dozing off.

December 3, 2021
Lifestyle
Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some tips for being safe this Halloween, so you don’t have a scary night!

November 29, 2021
Lifestyle
How to Build Better Habits

When you want to turn over a new leaf, getting rid of your bad habits is step one; filling the void so they can’t come back is the next step. With some simple tricks, you can make new habits permanent.

November 24, 2021
Lifestyle
Trouble Sleeping? Find More Purpose in Your Days

Your problems with sleep might stem from not feeling fulfilled during the day. A survey of 823 older Americans found that those with “significant meaning” in their lives were less likely to have sleep disturbances, sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome.

November 19, 2021
Lifestyle
Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot Yet? You Should!

Every year the flu vaccine gets tweaked. This year’s shot protects against four different variations of the flu virus. Flu season peaks in February, so if you haven’t gotten a shot yet, you’re not too late!

November 15, 2021
Lifestyle
One Thing to Keep from the Pandemic: Handwashing

In 2020, people on average doubled the amount of hand washing. But, fewer people are washing their hands now. We’re in cold and flu season. Handwashing can reduce the number of illnesses like those by 16-21 percent.

November 11, 2021
Lifestyle
Do Nothing for Your Health

Today we’re talking about a European wellness concept that could help your health. It’s called niksen. And it’s about actively doing nothing to benefit your health.

November 5, 2021
Lifestyle
Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended for Heart Health

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new advice on taking daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack and stroke. Overall, they suggested not taking aspirin as a daily preventative against a first event.

October 15, 2021
Lifestyle
At-home COVID-19 Test Recalled Over False Positives

Some batches of Ellume COVID-19 at-home tests give high numbers of false positives — telling uninfected people they have COVID-19. Hundreds of thousands of the tests are being recalled for being faulty.

October 7, 2021
Lifestyle
Are Halloween Baskets a Fun Craft or a Drain?

As days draw shorter, it can be harder to keep our spirits up. Fall activities, crafts and events can help us connect to others. Decorating Halloween or “spooky” baskets is trendy this year. Is it the right craft for you?

September 30, 2021
Lifestyle
Are Earplugs Safe?

Studies have found that sleeping pills don’t help in the long run. That can make you second guess earplugs. While many people use earplugs to get a good night’s sleep, are they helpful and safe?

September 23, 2021
Lifestyle
“SAD” Diet Can Make You Depressed

The standard American diet or “SAD” is packed full of processed foods, sugar and meat.

September 22, 2021
Lifestyle
Preventing Major Heart Problem Can Be as Simple as Taking a Drink

When it comes to preventative measures for heart health, folks change their diets, exercise and lifestyle. But small changes can make a difference too! One thing you can do today, easily without causing any significant changes: drink more water.

September 15, 2021
Lifestyle
Could Keeping a Food Journal Help You Cut Sugar?

We always say that obsessing over a perfect diet isn’t healthy for most people. However, if you are looking to cut sugar out of your diet, logging what you are eating might be a helpful tool to help you cut back!

September 13, 2021
Lifestyle
Being Healthy After a Heart Attack Adds More than Seven Years to Life

Making improvements in your lifestyle and following your medical regime from your doctor can add more than seven years to your life after a heart attack. The problem is, most people don’t make improvements in their health.

September 3, 2021
Lifestyle
How to Have a Pleasant Trip If You Travel Right Now

With all of the regulations and different rules, you might feel travel is too complicated right now. Our team has been having day trips and short summer vacations, and we have some firsthand tips for you to enjoy your time more.

August 20, 2021
Lifestyle
Metabolism Changes with Age, But Not How We Think

Our metabolism slows down in middle age. Men have a faster metabolism than women. Women’s slow down even more after menopause. Right? Wrong, according to a massive study that many call groundbreaking.

August 18, 2021
Lifestyle
Brain Signals Linked to Memory May Also Be Tied to Blood Sugar

Scientists have found that signal patterns in the brain linked to the formation of memories also impact metabolism. Whenever they saw “sharp wave ripples,” they would see decreases in blood sugar.

August 16, 2021
Lifestyle
We’re Not “In the Moment” Half the Time, and It Makes Us Unhappy

According to research, we spend nearly half our time thinking of something other than what we are doing. While daydreaming might not seem like a bad thing, the researchers concluded that we would be happier if we were more present in the moment.

August 13, 2021
Lifestyle
Would You Have a Poop Transplant for a Healthier Brain?

The idea of a fecal transplant might sound off-putting, but there are times when it’s necessary. New animal research has found that it can reverse brain aging in mice.

August 12, 2021
Lifestyle
Booster Shots for Vaccines Are Not Recommended Yet

Some people are still hesitant or uninterested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Others are interested in receiving a booster because of the new, more transmissible strains. But, public health experts are advising people to wait.

August 5, 2021
Lifestyle
Drinking Water When You Wake Up Can Be a Healthy Boost

While coffee is great and offers blood sugar benefits, it’s not the best way to start your day. When you wake up, what you should reach for to start your day off right is a glass of water.

July 29, 2021
Lifestyle
Some Areas Call for Masks to Come Back

The Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads 55 percent more quickly than the original and is in all 50 states. How should you judge your risk factors, and what precautions should you personally be taking to protect yourself?

July 26, 2021
Lifestyle
Hot Weather Can Cause Anxiety, Stress

If you feel like the heat waves are stressing you out, it’s not in your head. Hot weather can put physical stress on your body that turns into mental strain.

July 21, 2021
Lifestyle
Mindfulness Can Improve Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to enjoying your day, having your body function well and almost every aspect of your health. According to new research, mindfulness training can improve sleep quality and reduce episodes of insomnia.

July 16, 2021
Lifestyle
Coffee May Improve Immune System, Protect Against COVID-19

If you are looking for ways to protect your health without getting a shot, boosting your immune system is always a good choice. New research shows drinking coffee may boost the immune system and prevent COVID-19 infections.

July 14, 2021
Lifestyle
Best Sunscreens of 2021 Reviewed

Sunscreens can be filled with harmful chemicals and not deliver the results they promise. Thankfully, the Environmental Working Group has published the 15th Annual Guide to Sunscreens to help you pick one that is right for you.

June 18, 2021
Lifestyle
Study Shows Poor Sleep Harms Heart

For years, doctors have known that poor sleep harms cholesterol levels. Now, new research has reinforced our understanding of the link between poor sleep and bad heart health.

June 18, 2021
Lifestyle
Why and How to Stop Binge-watching

More than 61 percent of Americans admit to binge-watching. And, the majority of binge-watchers are consuming 30 hours of TV in a week. It's unhealthy but there are easy ways to break the habit.

June 11, 2021
Lifestyle
Take Time to Relax This Summer

Trying to cram too many things into one season may suck the fun out of it and leave you feeling exhausted and more stressed out than before. Here are tips to have a great summer without stress.

June 4, 2021
Lifestyle
Freebies, Lotteries and Guidelines Spike Interest in Vaccine

People are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccines for various reasons. For some people, it’s for their health; for others, it’s to get back to living a normal life. There are also a lot of incentives in the form of freebies, discounts and lotteries.

June 3, 2021
Lifestyle
August 24, 2022
Spinal Cord Stimulation May Not Help Blood Sugar-related Neuropathy

Neurostimulators claim to help people feel significantly less pain caused by peripheral neuropathy related to blood sugar. However, not all experts believe that there is strong evidence that they work.

Lifestyle
August 22, 2022
Eighty-six Percent of People with Medical Alert Systems Use Them

There is a certain level of stigma around medical alert systems. But, 86 percent of people who have them have used them, making them an incredible tool.

Lifestyle
August 18, 2022
Anti-Inflammatory Medicines Linked to Long-term Pain

Inflammation impacts cell health and has been linked to insulin resistance. New research shows that using anti-inflammatory pain killers and steroids may give people short-term benefits but long-term chronic pain.

Lifestyle
August 3, 2022
Exercise Can’t Compensate for Your Diet

A new study has found that exercise alone cannot overcome the effects of a poor diet. High physical activity levels cannot undo the harm a bad diet has on mortality risks.

Lifestyle
August 1, 2022
Can’t Sleep? Get Up

We’ve all heard that when you can’t sleep, you should just stay still in bed. But, lying in bed for 15 to 20 minutes can train your brain to associate your bed with sleeplessness and is linked to chronic insomnia.

Lifestyle
July 27, 2022
Vitamin B6 Aids Anxiety, Depression

A study gave participants a placebo, B6 or B12 and then tracked a chemical that blocks stress. People taking B6 had significantly higher levels of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid and felt less anxious and depressed.

Lifestyle
July 25, 2022
Alcohol Harms Young People May Help Heart, Blood Sugar in Older People

We hear so many studies about how alcohol aids health that it’s easy to think it’s universally true. But, according to a new study, no amount of alcohol should be considered healthy for people under the age of 40.

Lifestyle
July 20, 2022
Less than Seven Percent of People Have Good Heart Health

America is at a critical infection point for heart and metabolic health. Less than seven percent of adults in a large survey had good cardiometabolic health, and the rate is heading downward.

Lifestyle
July 14, 2022
Reading Is Good for Health

Mental exercise also helps your physical health. Reading literally strengthens your brain. It helps the heart. It can aid longevity. And it can help your social life.

Lifestyle
July 7, 2022
Sleeping with Light Is Unhealthy

The long daylight hours are lovely. Research found that light exposure during sleep is linked to a higher risk of blood sugar concerns, obesity and high blood pressure in older people.

Lifestyle
June 27, 2022
Rules Could Limit Nicotine in Tobacco Products

For the first time, laws may be passed that could change how addictive tobacco products are. If passed, the new regulations would limit how much nicotine is in tobacco products making them less addictive and, hopefully, easier to quit.

Lifestyle
June 23, 2022
Vitamin D May Help You Lose Weight

We were asked if taking vitamin D can help with weight control. The answer is complicated. The first question is if a person needs extra vitamin D at all.

Lifestyle
June 20, 2022
Optimists Live Longer

There’s good reason to be cheerful. Several recent studies say optimists live longer. Overall longevity is boosted by having a sunny outlook.

Lifestyle
June 13, 2022
Short-term Mindfulness Training Doesn’t Reshape Brain

Mindfulness can improve health in many ways. But a review has found that claims that eight weeks of mindfulness training can change the structure of your brain are false.

Lifestyle
June 2, 2022
Five Stress Reduction Tips for Seniors

Stress is a part of our lives at all ages. As you age, your ability to deal with stress declines. Here are five stress reduction tips for seniors. These are effective methods of stress management that especially help older people.

Lifestyle
May 18, 2022
Linking Actions to Situations Can Help Build Habits

A new study has found that you can build habits more easily by making “if-then” plans instead of relying on motivation. If you link actions to a situation, you can create stimulus-response links that can make habits stick.

Lifestyle
May 16, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Tips If You Have Blood Sugar Concerns

Emergencies can keep you inside and away from fresh supplies. We all need to be prepared to hunker down and wait out the storm—be it figurative or literal. But, if you have blood sugar concerns, your emergency kit needs may be different.

Lifestyle
May 11, 2022
Blood Pressure Throughout Life Can Impact Later Brain Health

High blood pressure in young people between the ages of 20 and 40 may be linked to cognitive changes in people around the age of 55. High blood pressure changes brain structure, cognition and cerebrovascular function, even in children.

Lifestyle
May 9, 2022
Prediabetes Can Progress in One Year

People who learn that they are prediabetic are told to take care of themselves so that it doesn’t progress into a more serious condition. However, new research has found that prediabetes can lead to diabetes in as little as one year.

Lifestyle
April 28, 2022
Cooking Has Hidden Benefit

If you don’t like cooking, it might be time to look into some 10-minute recipes because the pay-off could be enormous. Researchers found that making a habit of cooking makes you both happier and feel healthier.

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