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    Cellphone is said to pose danger in your fitness routine

    Cellphones have become an integral part of our lives but studies reveal how dangerous on your health and fitness Why you shouldn’t use your cell phone while exercising Do you really need your mobile when you’re working out? Researchers say talking and texting during exercise can cause all sorts of problems. Talking or texting on your cell phone may spell trouble during exercise, researchers say. Divided attention In two studies, they found that talking or texting on a cell phone during a workout lowers the intensity of your exercise session. More importantly, the study team noted that cell phone use affects balance, which can increase your risk of injuries. “If…

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    Exercising only on weekends is considered to be the best way to a healthy you,a study reveals

    Exercising on weekend for health is seen to produce great results Weekend exercise alone ‘has significant health benefits’ Cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits, a study suggests. And being active without managing 150 minutes of moderate activity a week was still enough to reduce the risk of an early death by a third. The findings are based on a survey of about 64,000 adults aged over 40 in England and Scotland. Health experts said purposeful exercise was key to better health. Researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analysed data on the time people spent…

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    A new campaign to help with developing health consciousness

    This health campaign is one of a kind Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes and Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors By Anna Gorman Debbie Case held an insulated bag with two packaged meals — a sandwich wrap and fruit for lunch, a burrito and cauliflower for dinner. “You’re going to eat well today,” Case told 75-year-old Dave Kelly as she handed him the meals. Kelly lost his sight about two years ago and reluctantly gave up cooking. After putting the food away, Kelly chatted with Case about his experience as a folk musician. As they talked in his living room, Case, CEO of San Diego County’s Meals on Wheels program,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Churches can bring about healthy living for mankind

    Healthy living can be brought about by churches The church is key in promoting health The definition of health according to World Health Organisation is ‘a complete state of physical, social, economic, psychological and spiritual well being’ By Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa The recently released parliamentary opinion poll survey results on citizens’ perceptions on Uganda’s governance, expressed their biggest need in improving welfare of Ugandans as improvement of health service delivery. The results of the household survey poll conducted by Research World International is an indicator of how Ugandans seriously consider health issues over and above education, infrastructural development and other key social economic challenges. No wonder, the Banyankore say ‘amagara…

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    There is more to exercise that what you may know

    Exercise has more influence in giving you a healthy living lifestyle Do You Know All the Benefits of Exercise? How sad that we’ve learned to associate exercise almost exclusively with weight loss. Sure, we may know in a vague way that it promotes a better quality of life or helps prevent cancer or heart disease. The truth is that exercise can help improve not only whatever ails us, but contribute to longevity as well. So say the experts in “The new science of exercise” by Mandy Oaklander (Time, 9/12/16, pp 54-60). The good news is that, though the recommendation still stays at “150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise weekly and…

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    Exercise can lead to diabetes

    Diabetics could be a results of less fat Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes, mouse models indicate Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. Mouse muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel when the animals are awake and active and switch to fat (lipid) when they are asleep. The team discovered that disrupting this natural cycle may lead to diabetes but, surprisingly, also can enhance exercise endurance. The switch is controlled by a molecule called histone deacetylase 3, or HDAC3. This finding opens the possibility…