High cholesterol can be a big problem, as it can lead to heart diseases. If you have high cholesterol, it is important to change your life; to consume a healthy diet and to exercise. Sure, there are medications which lower cholesterol, but they are more effective if you change the way in which you eat and exercise.
There Are Two Types of Cholesterol: Bad and Good
What you might have not known is the fact that cholesterol is necessary for the body; but in small quantities. When we have too many saturated fats and cholesterol in the diet we consume the levels of bad cholesterol start to get high. The LDL, or the bad cholesterol can...
It is widely known among the older adults that once you grow old, your bones grow old with you and they lose their strength. This can lead to serious bone fractures and injuries from which a lot of people find it impossible to recover and usually, 20 to 30 percent of the older adults who suffer a hip fracture die in the following 12 months.
This is one of the reasons for which older adults are more prone and willing to get a little chubby. Given that the holidays are approaching and everybody is known to eat … well a little more during the Christmas period, there is nothing wrong with keeping on you those extra pounds you may...
Although there have been made many studies on the issue of how fruits and vegetables can help the body keep cancer away, the most recent one seems to be suggesting that no matter how much veggies you eat, your overall cancer risk is not reduced.
According to this new study it seems that increasing the consumption of vegetables and fruits does nothing in reducing the cancer risks and from what the researchers involved in the study said, it seems that aside of the fact that smokers and obese people face the highest risk of developing cancer, there is no other scientific evidence showing that cancer can be prevented in any other...
It is widely known that a dog is a man’s best friend and this theory becomes truer and truer as we age. According to the most recent study made on the subject, it seems that people who own a dog enjoy having an active lifestyle and they also exercise a lot, given that they need to walk their dogs daily. Furthermore, it seems that dog walkers are also more prone at meeting guidelines for their daily activities. It seems that dogs are great motivators for people.
Why dog owners are more active
The said study, which was made by a group of English researchers, suggests that people who have dogs engage in daily activities and...
There are numerous cities, rural towns, and suburbs which created new methods through which the elders can get from one place to the other. There are numerous towns in which the majority of the residents are over 65. Because of that, various nonprofit organizations and communities created new methods of transporting the elders.
One of these cities who take care of the elders is St. Augustine, Florida. The public bus system in this city has been tweaked, in order to make sure that the elders are able to get in the places they need to be. The residents can also call a phone center in order to receive directions to...
Coffee has been considered more than just a tasting beverage for a long period of time now. For a very long period of time, people assumed that coffee might have certain health benefits, and it seems that they were right. Two new studies have revealed the fact that the odds of endometrial cancer are reduced in the case of women, if they drink several cups of coffee each day. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health studied more than 67,000 women.
The benefits of coffee
They had the task of analyzing their health and some of their behaviors, including coffee consumption. The results of the study were published in the...
Throughout time, experts and scientists have been debating whether cutting back on salt was or was not a good thing. There have been made studies on how salt actually helps the body and there have been made studies on how salt could affect the body and even though it has been so much time since the whole debate on whether or not people should cut back on salt started and the truth is that there is no answer yet.
How does sodium affect us?
One thing is widely known, however – people who suffer from heart problems or high blood pressure should most definitely cut back on their sodium intake. It is clear that these people...