Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

As we age, it is important to take part in physical activity to stay healthy and independent. There are so many benefits of exercising, from protecting us from diseases to boosting our mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends these four types of exercise to maximize those benefits.   Strength exercises – builds muscle, increases
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Eat Peppers, Live Longer?

Eat Peppers, Live Longer?

Good news for people who like to add a little spice to their life and their food. A couple of recent studies show that eating peppers and spicy foods may help you live longer. Study authors say capsaicin, the substance in chili peppers that give them their punch, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are
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Creative Arts Can Help Fight Dementia

Creative Arts Can Help Fight Dementia

According to recent research from the Mayo Clinic, joining a sculpting class or learning to paint lowers the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the first sign of many forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. The participants reported their involvement in creative art activities such as painting, drawing, and sculpting over a four year
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Vaping Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Vaping Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Many people have recently traded in traditional cigarettes for electronic cigarettes in hopes of escaping the health hazards of tobacco, including an increased risk of heart disease. However, a recent study finds that vaping isn’t harmless, especially for those who are habitual longtime users of e-cigarettes.   Study authors compared electrocardiograms and blood tests of
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