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...
The opinions regarding whether mammograms are important when it comes to preventing breast cancer, are split. There are people who consider them to be essential, and there are people who are totally against them.
Risk of Cancer Reduced
However, according to a new Dutch study, women who participated to at least three mammograms had a 50 percent lower risk of developing a deadly form of breast cancer. The study also offered strong proof that the mammograms aided with the detection of tumors, when they were in the initial stages. As a result, the odds of the women of surviving increased. The Dutch reporters also stated that stage...
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...
After you pass a certain age, your body starts to squeak and this may be because you started being a couch potato instead of going out there for a jog. Running is recommended to all people who want to keep fit and healthy and mostly to older people, who want to live a longer life. As you can imagine, a little run around the block can do wonders, but according to a new study it seems that it also matters what you are wearing when you are running.
There is now a new theory regarding how running barefoot can be very efficient and healthier for people. There are many researchers jumping in to check this theory and it seems that...
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...