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The 10 steps for healthy aging you need to know

Researchers don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease in most people. Even so, there are certain lifestyle habits that experts recommend to help keep our bodies and brains healthy as we age.    Here are ten steps for healthy aging that are recommended by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA): Eat a balanced diet. Try to eat plenty of healthy fats, fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods. Generally, foods that are […]

What binge-drinking can do to your heart’s health

A new study conducted in Russia shows that binge-drinking and heavy alcohol use can damage the structure and function of the heart. A lead researcher on the study shares that, even if symptoms don’t appear straight away, heavy drinking can significantly increase a person’s risk of heart problems, like heart disease and stroke, in the […]

Why keeping an eye on blood pressure is especially important for women

  This past week, The New York Times reported new research showing that, in comparison to men, women’s blood pressure begins to increase at a younger age and goes up at a faster rate. Among the research study’s participants, blood pressure began to creep up as early as a woman’s thirties, with steep increases that […]

The inflammation-lowering benefits of running

There’s no shortage of health reporting the many physical benefits of exercise. The latest? That consistent, long-term running can help aging muscles remain healthy as we get older. Research shows that physically fit people tend to have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than inactive people do. Chronic inflammation (inflammation that lasts for months […]