More than a quarter of otherwise healthy six-year-old children may have metabolic risk factors that put them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to results from an Acta Paediatrica study. Among 212 children in the study, 26 percent showed abnormal metabolic profiles, including insulin resistance, a sign of type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance was […]Continue Reading ...
Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. Credit: www.shutterstock.com According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range but have poor diets or sedentary lifestyles. These […]Continue Reading ...
In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical disability). Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Parenting Print this issue Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices Many things can influence a child, including friends, teachers, and the things they see when they sit in front of the TV or computer. If you’re a parent, know that your everyday behavior plays a big part in shaping your child’s behavior, too. With […]Continue Reading ...
June 2018 Print this issue Have you heard the advice to exercise, choose a healthy diet, keep a lean weight, never smoke, and limit alcohol? Researchers wanted to find out whether people who follow this advice live longer than those who don’t. So, they compared lifespan and other data from thousands of adults with all […]Continue Reading ...
June 11, 2018 What we eat has important implications for our health-;and for what we spend on healthcare. New research suggests improving the quality of the average American’s diet could substantially reduce costs associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other major health problems. The study is the first to comprehensively analyze the potential cost […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers also found that U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
March 2018 Print this issue Make Better Choices Easier We know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Maybe you’ve already tried to eat better, get more exercise or sleep, quit smoking, or reduce stress. It’s not easy. But research shows how you can boost your ability to create and […]Continue Reading ...
For decades, doctors have been prescribing low-dose aspirin for healthy people over the age of 70. Credit: shutterstock.com Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn’t preserve good health or delay the onset of disability or dementia in healthy older people. This was one finding from our seven-year study that included more than 19,000 older people from Australia […]Continue Reading ...
August 21, 2018 Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “The key takeaway is that following a healthy diet can help […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the leading journal Health Psychology, found that ‘mental imagery interventions’, or visualising an activity or task, may be […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 — Food-related policies differently impact consumers with obesity and healthy weight, according to a report published by the Hudson Institute. Hank Cardello, from the Food Policy Center at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., applied consumer segmentation analysis to a survey of 2,000 respondents to examine attitudes toward eating, healthy living […]Continue Reading ...
May 22, 2018 Our favorite burger, pizza, and meat pie may need a re-think after new research by CSIRO shows Australians are not eating the right types, or the right quantity of protein for healthy weight loss. Higher protein healthy meals help to control appetite and can help to reduce the urge to indulge in […]Continue Reading ...
April 30, 2018 Maintaining five healthy habits–eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking–during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers also found that U.S. women […]Continue Reading ...
April 2018 Print this issue Connections That Promote Well-Being Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. “We can’t underestimate the power of a relationship in helping to promote well-being,” says NIH psychologist and relationship expert […]Continue Reading ...
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