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Standing On Weekdays Burns Calories Equivalent To Running 10 Marathons A Year

Standing On Weekdays Burns Calories Equivalent To Running 10 Marathons A Year | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
We’ve already talked a lot about how sitting all day is killing us, but what you might not know is just how good simply standing for a few hours...

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In a book on Kaizen, the author gave the example of a lady who started "exercising" by standing up during commercials and eventually wound up walking regularly. Can't remember if she graduated to running, but I've heard of other people who did wind up running after such a small start.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:25 PM

Donald Rumsfeld (remember him?) used to stand almost all they long and had excellent health.

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Review of Shaklee Meadow Blend® Soap-Free Cleanser

Review of Shaklee Meadow Blend® Soap-Free Cleanser | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Conventional soaps contain lye and tallow that can cause skin irritation and clogged pores. Meadow Blend® Soap-Free Cleansing Bar is scientifically formulated with natural, plant-derived ingredients and gently but effectively cleans the face and body. Contains no harsh ingredients and no added color.
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We are assaulted daily by chemicals, many of which have been shown to be potential health threats. Many of these chemicals are used directly on the body. Cleanse your body with this soap-free cleanser.

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Skin Care - What IS Skin?

When people think of organs, most often the heart, lungs and brain
come to mind but typically not the skin.
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Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.


Children aged two to 10 who spent this much time in front of a TV or computer screen were 30 per cent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who did not.


Lack of physical activity increased the risk even more, by 50 per cent, scientists found.


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Also, too much TV or computer time before bed increases activity in the brain, interfering with falling asleep or getting good quality sleep.

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hotnicey's curator insight, February 28, 5:59 AM

They also face the risk of obesity.

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Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart

Even a Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
A little activity goes a long way, even for the elderly who may have mobility problems

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If it's activity and you would not normally do it, it's probably okay to consider it exercise. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Dorothy Waxman's curator insight, February 19, 11:22 AM

You gotta move it, move it!

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Hoodia Gordonii Plus Appetite Suppressant

Hoodia Gordonii Plus Appetite Suppressant | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Could you use a natural weight loss product? Hoodia Gordonii is a natural weight management product.
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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas does, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.
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When your pancreas stops working properly, or is confused by poor diet and lifestyle choices, you can become subject to Type II diabetes. This would be of benefit for everyone with diabetes. Learn more about diabetes at http://nodiet4me.com/health_products/diabetes/ .

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The Top 12 Best Ways to Prevent Alzheimers Disease

The Top 12 Best Ways to Prevent Alzheimers Disease | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Think diseases like Parkinsons, Alzheimers, dementia and others that afflict the elderly are inevitable? Think again - these simple lifestyle changes can cut your risks by up to 75%!
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As with many health problems, one part of the solution is nutrition. Sometimes, however, getting the vitamins and minerals you need for physical and mental health means eating more calories than you should. Multivitamin supplements can help you get the vitamins and minerals you need while keeping the calories down. Learn more about what vitamins and minerals do for you at http://nodiet4me.com/supplements/ .

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How a grandmother used World of Warcraft to cope with cancer

How a grandmother used World of Warcraft to cope with cancer | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Comedian Andie Bolt wants to tell a very personal story about the power of gaming. 

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Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain

Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Daily drinkers have lower rates of depression and cognitive decline

 

Coffee and tea may do more than just jolt you awake—they could also help keep your brain healthy, according to a slew of recent studies. Researchers have linked these beverages with protection from depression, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

 

 


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Ah. Vindication at last....


Seriously, add some exercise into the mix and keep your mind active and your social interactions happening...

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Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds

Older people should use social media to prevent decline in health, study finds | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The study, carried out among 65 to 95-year-old's by researchers at the University of Exeter, could help cope with the health issues of our ageing population, experts said.

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Keeping your mind active is one of the most important things you can do to help body and brain stay young.

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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, December 21, 2014 6:31 PM

Does your gran know what the internet is?  What about facebook? Recent studies have found that upskilling the aged (65 -95 year olds), can make a big difference to their health.  Have a read......

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25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health

25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health Hawaii’s strengths include low prevalence of obesity and low rate of preventable hospital...

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Congratulations to Hawaii. I would STILL rather be in Florida.

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, December 11, 2014 11:51 PM

According to "West Hawaii Today" reporter Bret Yager, it's no surprise that Hawaii "came out on top of the rankings for the healthiest state." While Hawaii gets kudos for making strides in several areas, the 2014 rankings also show where health care can improve.  Hawaii State Senator Josh Green, an emergency room physician at the Kona Community Hospital and chairman of the Committee on Health said the state still has nagging financial and emergency care issues. "That said, we have a somewhat fractured hospital system and we got a poor grade in trauma access and hospital access just a few months ago."

Teddy Cole's curator insight, December 12, 2014 9:05 PM

No surprise that people who live in paradise are overall healthier.

 

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Aging marathoner: Still running, but at a much slower pace

Aging marathoner: Still running, but at a much slower pace | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The 69-year-old author learned during the Marine Corps Marathon not to compete with her younger self.

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Dancer John W. Bubbles kept dancing into his senior years. He had a line of patter he used while dancing, and he would say something like this: People tell me I don't dance like I used to. I tell 'em I don't do NOTHIN' like I used to.


Point is, seniors can usually do the same things they did when they were younger, they just have to do it more slowly...and maybe less often.

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Resveratrol in red wine could help cut alcohol-related cancer risk

Resveratrol in red wine could help cut alcohol-related cancer risk | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
With the festive season upon us, many people will indulge in more alcohol than usual. Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for some cancers – however, a recent study shows that the chemical ...

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In the saloons of the old west, this was known as "coppering your bet". You hope to win either way. Bottom line; if you don't drink, don't start...too many health issues. However, if you DO enjoy the occasional tipple, stick to red wine, which contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant.

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Diet drinks may lead to more belly fat as you age

Diet drinks may lead to more belly fat as you age | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
I admit it: I drink a Diet Pepsi just about every day. I love the stuff - with a meal, after a long run or when I'm just really thirsty. I've always justified the habit with the idea - New Zealand Herald

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Melatrol Natural Sleeping Aid

Melatrol Natural Sleeping Aid | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Melatrol has combined quality natural ingredients to combat your insomnia on a long term basis: compounds such as melatonin and gamma amino butyric acid are commonly found in healthy people, however many individuals do not produce enough of these compounds, and as a result experience trouble falling asleep and sleeping through the night.
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Sometimes, we need a little help getting to sleep. While having to take sleep aids regularly can indicate a very serious condition, many of us need a little help falling asleep occasionally.

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Best Creatine Supplement

Best Creatine Supplement | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Experience creatine benefits. Get the best bodybuilding results. Creatine effects include more rapid muscle growth and post workout recovery.
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The Shaklee 180™ Weight-Loss Program

The Shaklee 180™ Weight-Loss Program | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Your metabolism is powered by your muscle mass, so, when you retain muscle your metabolism is higher which can help you keep off that hard fought weight loss. The Shaklee 180™ Weight-Loss Program is designed for weight loss without muscle loss.

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Any effective weight loss program should include both regular exercise and proper nutrition. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Exercise slowly but consistently to live longer

Exercise slowly but consistently to live longer | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The ideal amount of running for someone who wants to live a long and healthy life is less than most of us might expect...

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To run like a marathon runner, you have to train like a marathon runner, and eat like one. Same applies for professional bodybuilder or fitness model. Most people don't want to, and can't, commit that time and effort. However, exercise to remain fit and healthy doesn't have to be done at that level. Learn more about exercise at http://nodiet4me.com/exercise/ .

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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, February 8, 11:43 PM

Again, moderate but consistent exercise over strenuous exercise helps us live longer and healthier.

Bryony Crane's curator insight, February 9, 11:08 AM

Intense or long and slow, just do something!

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This Neuroscientist Proves Well-Being Can Change the Brain (Infographic) | Mindful

This Neuroscientist Proves Well-Being Can Change the Brain (Infographic) | Mindful | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Richie Davidson's research looks at how we can change our brains for the better, from meditation and stress-reduction to education and PTSD.

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Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, which many researchers believe is the #1 risk factor for ill-health and age-related diseases and conditions. Learn more about basics of meditation at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/meditation/ .

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, January 30, 12:42 PM

We've come a long way in understanding the many benefits of meditation. And one of the biggest contributors to the science of how meditation helps us is Richie Davidson. 

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Could Living Longer Really Be This Simple?

Could Living Longer Really Be This Simple? | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
If you're trying to squeeze in hour-long workouts and it's just not working, here's some good news: According to new research published in the American Journal of Critical Nutrition, just 20 minutes o
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5 Excuses Not to Meditate, 5 Reasons to Give it a Try Anyway | Mindful

5 Excuses Not to Meditate, 5 Reasons to Give it a Try Anyway | Mindful | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
You want to spend some quiet time with your mind, but you have excuses. Take a moment to examine them. They might not be such a big deal.

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There's a lot of misunderstanding about meditation. It's not that hard to learn. It's not voodoo. It's proven to improve both mental and physical health. Learn more about meditation at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/meditation/ .

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, January 23, 11:23 PM

I love the way this infographic captures why we resist meditation and what it can do for us.  Take a look and see whether the benefits outweigh your resistance . . . 

Gina Rafkind's curator insight, January 24, 9:27 PM

So many benefits.....sometimes ya just gotta start......

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America's 9 biggest health issues - CNN.com

America's 9 biggest health issues - CNN.com | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Sanjay Gupta predicts the nine biggest health challenges for 2015.
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As alluded to in the article, one of the biggest health issues is simply that we have bad habits. A habit is something we do  because we are used to doing it. It is just as easy to make, and follow, a good habit as a bad one.

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5 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Arthritis

5 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Arthritis | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

There’s no cure for arthritis, but sufferers have a powerful, cheap way to manage their achy joints: exercise. But where do you start if you’re a beginner? We have the 5 best exercises for people seeking joint pain relief, plus easy tips to get you started. And the best part? These workouts are fun and stress-relieving, will ease symptoms and help you lose weight...

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One of the recommendations is yoga. You can learn more about the benefits of yoga at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/ .

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Autism & Exercise - WGN-TV

Autism & Exercise - WGN-TV | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
Research has shown the tremendous and tangible benefits of exercise when it comes to minimizing certain negative behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders.
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There are many health benefits of exercise, both physical Ito be expected), and mental (maybe not so obvious). Regular, moderate exercise has many of the same mental health benefits as yoga and meditation, which have long been known to improve focus, concentration, attitude, and self confidence.


You can learn more about yoga and meditation at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/ .

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This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it
The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.
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Reading this article on alternative way of dealing with dementia made me think. In today's world, we "evolve" so rapidly as a society, with gadgets and gizmos, as the past is left behind, possibly one reason people lose at least part of their mental ability is that their mind, even their very beings, are torn away from the moorings which once held them fast to reality.

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Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks | Health and Fitness | Scoop.it

Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University.  The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter.

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Stress has been classified by some researchers as possibly THE most dangerous risk factor for illnesses and health problems such as high blood pressure, poor heart health, and diabetes, just to name a few. Meditation has long been claimed to be a valuable tool in reducing stress, but, that has been either an opinion or a deduction. Now, there is medical evidence that actual changes occur in the brain which are directly involved in reducing stress.

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