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Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

After six months of hour-long walks three times a week, patients with early symptoms of dementia found it easier to focus and make decisions.

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Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery

Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery

In a Harvard study, women living in the greenest areas had a 12 percent lower mortality rate over an eight-year period.

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Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk

Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women that took D3 and calcium daily had a lower cancer rate four years later than women that didn’t.

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Spirulina Reduces Weight and Cholesterol

Spirulina Reduces Weight and Cholesterol

Obese adults that ate blue-green algae twice a day for 12 weeks experienced a lower appetite, reduced body mass index and lower cholesterol.

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Caring for Others Prolongs Life

Caring for Others Prolongs Life

In a multi-country study, half of seniors aged 70 to 103 actively caring for others—including grandchildren and friends—were alive seven years later, while half of those that weren’t care giving died within four years.

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Early Birds Eat Better and Exercise More

Early Birds Eat Better and Exercise More

People that rise early make healthier food choices and are more physically active throughout the day, say researchers.

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Beetroot Juice Helps Older Brains Act Younger

Beetroot Juice Helps Older Brains Act Younger

Sedentary adults with hypertension that drank beetroot juice before a thrice-weekly treadmill session had brain connectivity markers of younger adults.

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Less Salt Reduces Nighttime Potty Visits

Less Salt Reduces Nighttime Potty Visits

Japanese men and women that reduced salt in their diet made fewer trips to the bathroom at night, while those that increased salt intake made more.

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Yoga Eases Eating Disorders

Yoga Eases Eating Disorders

In two studies, regular yoga classes or individual practice lowered anxiety, depression and negative thoughts in people with eating disorders.

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Meditation and Music Aid Memory in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

Meditation and Music Aid Memory in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s

West Virginia adults with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s improved their memory and cognitive functions after three months of kirtan kriya meditating or listening to other music 12 minutes a day.

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