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The Benefits of Hobbies

The Benefits of Hobbies

Some people think of hobbies as a waste of time that provide little benefit to life; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whenever I have a friend who is depressed or is just going through a tough time, I always ask what they do for fun. Most of the time they reply “nothing”, which in many cases is a cause of the depression. I immediately tell them to find a hobby; there is no better way to get out of a slump than to find something you enjoy doing.

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Resveratrol May Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Resveratrol May Improve Insulin Sensitivity

The results from a month-long pilot study presented in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, conducted by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, suggest that daily supplements of resveratrol may improve sensitivity to insulin in older people with age-related glucose intolerance, and may also reduce the spike in blood sugar after a meal.

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Five Annoying Pregnancy Pitfalls!

Five Annoying Pregnancy Pitfalls!

While your partner’s getting high-fives about your pregnancy news, you’re dealing with the annoying five! While there are many, many pregnancy issues that may pop-up occur during the next 40 weeks, these five are some of the most bothersome.

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Training Program Eases Back Pain

Training Program Eases Back Pain

Low back pain is a big problem in the United States. That’s what the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found.

The NCHS, a U.S. Government agency, conducted a health survey in 2009. According to the results, almost twenty-five percent of adults between eighteen and forty-four years old had low back pain.

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Helping Your ADHD with Exercise

Helping Your ADHD with Exercise

A new study revealed that exercise can be beneficial for people with ADHD. When exercising, your brain releases dopamine and serotonin, which are known to be low in children and adults with ADHD. Dopamine and serotonin are chemicals released in the brain that make us feel “good”. These chemicals regulate things such as mood, anger, and attention.

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Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

Maybe you’ve noticed a change in one of your parents, an elderly friend, or even your spouse. Once-loved activities now elicit sighs of boredom or have become shunned altogether. He or she may seem always “on edge”, restless, or conversely, unusually fatigued. These symptoms could all be subtle signs of depression, a condition becoming more common in older adults, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 Americans 65 and up.

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Keeping Your Breath Fresh

Keeping Your Breath Fresh

Everyone has met someone with bad breath, or experienced it themselves at some point in their lives. For some, the problem can be embarrassing and have a negative effect on confidence. Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent bad breath.

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Grief may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Grief may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

According to research posted in the Circulation Journal of the American Heart Association, the risk of a heart attack may increase during the time following the death of a loved one. The study looked at 1,985 heart attack survivors and found that heart attack risk was 21 times higher during the first day after the death of a loved one. The risk was 6 times higher in the first week, and risk significantly declined over the first month.

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The Facts about Hair loss

The Facts about Hair loss

Hair is made up of proteins called keratins, and every hair follicle is present at birth – we do not gain more throughout life. Hair loss affects around 40 million men and 20 million women in America. We lose an average of 100 hairs per day; however, if you are losing more there could be a problem. The first step in treating your hair loss is finding the cause, which can include:

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Better-Looking Skin in 6 Weeks or Less!

Better-Looking Skin in 6 Weeks or Less!

Whether you’re stuck in a skincare rut (or lack a routine altogether), it’s never too late to begin anew or enhance your current regimen. With the start of a new year, what better time than the present is there to get started?

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