Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Regular physical activity helps improve overall health, fitness, and quality of life.  Do you know it also helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression, and dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO), reported that physical inactivity is the fourth leading Read more…

Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and musculoskeletal pain. According to the University of Eastern Finland, The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor study found low vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache. The study examined approximately 2,600 men aged Read more…

Need Some Daytime ZZzzzz’s?

A nap is a short period of sleep usually taken during the day. Many people say napping is an effective way to relax and recharge, while others find naps unhelpful and disruptive to normal sleep. According to a study published in General Psychiatry, taking afternoon naps is associated with signs Read more…

Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are Read more…

Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to the hospital or delayed calling an ambulance increased their average diagnosis Read more…

Tips for Self-Care

The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one can be exhausting.  Older caregivers are not the only ones putting their health and well-being at risk. Baby boomers are “aging” to the occasion. People who have assumed the role of caregiver for parents and / or grandparents while Read more…

The Right Way to Kill Coronavirus Germs

Killing risky germs on household surfaces is nothing new, most of us are already doing it when we routinely clean the kitchen and bathroom.  However, with concerns over COVID, keeping frequently-touched household surfaces like counter tops, phones, faucet handles, and remote controls free of germs is more pressing than ever. Read more…

Benefits of Adult Coloring Books

Coloring is a common activity amongst children. However, coloring can be a beneficial and even enjoyable activity for adults. Many coloring books are actually created specifically for the needs of adults as they feature complex, black-and-white illustrations, typically inspired by South Asian mandalas. The act of coloring in an adult Read more…