• Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips,  Heart

    Irregular heartbeat disorder patients are not taking their medication

    Healthy living with irregular heartbeat One-Third With Common Irregular Heartbeat Don’t Take Blood Thinners Many people with the heart condition known as atrial fibrillation stop taking the blood-thinning medication that’s prescribed to help prevent a stroke, a new study reveals. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that causes the heart to quiver. This raises the risk of blood clots and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. People who’ve had a medical procedure such as cardioversion (electrical shocks to the heart through electrodes placed on the chest) or ablation (using heat, cold or radio energy to scar heart tissue via catheter or surgery) to help manage their condition were even…

  • psychology

    Your brain can be affected by your associates past stresses

    Your brain knows more than you know Simply observing fear in others changes brain connectivity Research shows that it is not necessary to experience trauma directly to be affected by it. A recent study provides evidence that simply being around someone who has had a stressful experience can make changes to the way the brain processes information Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people following a frightening, dangerous, or shocking event. Although most people do not develop PTSD after such an experience, an estimated 7-8 percent of people in the United States will experience PTSD during their life. Symptoms vary from individual to individual, but can include flashbacks, intrusive negative…

  • Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    Lack of Vitamin D is linked to headache problems

    Increase your Vitamin D to help your health as a whole Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache,according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analysed the serum vitamin D levels and occurrence of headache in approximately 2,600 men aged between 42 and 60 years in 1984-1989. In 68% of these men, the serum vitamin D level was below 50 nmol/l, which is generally considered the threshold for vitamin D deficiency. Chronic headache occurring at least on a weekly basis…

  • food

    The popularity of Processed foods

    Healthy eating is about consuming foods that are nutritious and healthy Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. Having items like boxed entrees and frozen dinners available at home can contribute to a poor diet, which led researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University to examine reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed foods. Although the majority (57%) of parents surveyed as part of this study identified time savings as a…

  • Diabetes

    Diet drinks can be harmful to your health research reveals

    There are better ways to stay healthy than diet drinks Diet drinks are not healthy and could trigger weight gain, say researchers Diet and sugar-free alternatives should not be promoted as part of a healthy diet, say researchers Sugar-free and diet drinks are not helpful for weight loss and could even cause people to pile on the pounds, researchers at Imperial College have claimed. A review of dozens of studies dating back 30 years found that there is no solid evidence that sugar-free alternatives prevent weight gain, type 2 diabetes or help maintain a healthy Body Mass Index. (BMI) Although artificially-sweetened beverages contain fewer calories than sugary versions, researchers say…

  • alcohol,  healthy wellbeing tips

    Alcohol is linked to increased heart problems

    Alcohol is dangerous to many organs in your body but most importantly to your heart Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say A new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions: atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The possible added risk appears to be about the same as that linked to high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, the researchers said. “We found that even if you have no underlying risk factors, abuse of alcohol still increases the risk of these heart conditions,” lead researcher…

  • healthy wellbeing tips

    Doctors warn against too much detoxing

    Too much detoxing can harm your body and prevent you from sustaining a healthy living lifestyle Doctors issue new year detox health warning Doctors have issued a warning about the potential harms of undertaking a radical new year detox. They highlight the case of a woman they treated last year who became critically ill after taking herbal remedies and drinking too much water. The 47-year-old needed intensive care at Milton Keynes hospital. She recovered with treatment, but her story is a reminder of the dangers of drastic detoxing, the medics say. While it may be tempting to cleanse yourself of the excesses of Christmas, the concept is not necessarily healthy…

  • Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    The workplace flexibility trend in 2017

    Healthy living tips:Healthy living is about being happy in every sphere of your life 2017 looks like it will be a big year for workplace flexibility Jessica Eve ‘Jessi’ Berrin, who works for Baptist Health South Florida, uses her iPad while working out of her car . Berrin has a flexible schedule at work. C.M. GUERRERO. cmguerrero@elnuevoherald.com BY CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN balancegal@gmail.com Jessi Berrin spends most days away from her desk at Baptist Health South Florida’s corporate offices in Miami, driving to events, sending email from the road and making her own schedule. While her work arrangement might seem nontraditional, in a way she represents the flexible work style millennials…

  • Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips,  sleep

    Healthy sleeping tips to help your Guests

    Healthy living is generated by a good night’s rest Give Your Guests a Good Night’s Sleep People don’t sleep as well during their first night in a new place and are more likely to wake up feeling tired and cranky the next morning, compared with when they sleep at home in their own beds. In fact, this phenomenon has a name: It’s been dubbed the “first-night effect.” The reason this occurs is because half of the brain remains more alert during deep sleep—an evolutionary behavior that may have helped humans’ ancestors stay on guard for predators when sleeping in an unfamiliar environment. Luckily for your house guests, the first-night effect…