According to the CDC: “Having hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States.”

  • Researchers provide a framework to study precision nutrigeroscience
    on September 22, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Dietary restriction is arguably the most promising non-genetic method of extending lifespan and healthspan in many model organisms, including mammals. While researchers scramble to develop interventions that would mimic the benefits of dietary restrictions in humans (who generally have a hard time maintaining Spartan diets), the work from the lab of Buck professor Pankaj Kapahi, Ph.D., suggests that the benefits of dietary restriction often vary among individuals and even in tissues within those individuals. He and his colleagues are challenging the field to change their approach to dietary restriction and aim for precise, individualized interventions. In a review published in Cell Metabolism, they provide a framework for a sub-specialty dubbed precision nutrigeroscience, based on biomarkers affected by genetics, gender, tissue, and age.  

  • Strength training can burn fat too, myth-busting study finds
    on September 22, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    It’s basic exercise knowledge that to gain muscles, you strength train, and to lose fat, you do cardio—right?

  • Sticking to low-fat dairy may not be the only heart healthy option, study shows
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    New research amongst the world’s biggest consumers of dairy foods has shown that those with higher intakes of dairy fat—measured by levels of fatty acids in the blood—had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with low intakes. Higher intakes of dairy fat were not associated with an increased risk of death.

  • Japanese Knotweed extract could cut cancer risk of processed meat
    on September 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Bacon could be back on the menu of health-conscious diners thanks to an unlikely salvation: Japanese knotweed.

  • A year of committed exercise in middle age reversed worrisome heart stiffness
    on September 21, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    A year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of heart failure, a small study shows.

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Many who suffer from arthritis feel as if no one else understands and that they are isolated. Don’t isolate yourself–find support groups to help you manage your disease. Support groups on or offline can help you deal with issues relating to arthritis. Exchanging tips with others in the same situation helps everyone cope better.

Be sure to establish a proper balance between exercise and rest in your daily life. When you get plenty of exercise, as well as plenty of rest, you will find your arthritis is less bothersome. Remember that even very fit athletes need to give their bodies time to rest and recuperate between workouts, and so do you.

Occupational therapy has been known to help people who suffer from arthritis. Sometimes this kind of therapy is covered by many health insurance plans. Occupational therapy will help identify problem areas in your lifestyle and work with you to find ways to eliminate them or help you work with them to lead a more pain free life.

Millions of people successfully manage their arthritis, and you can too. While your arthritis may always be a burden, applying the advice in this article can make it much easier to live with. Take the time to give these tips a try and find out what works for you. Once you try them, you’ll be wishing you looked for advice a lot sooner. Best wishes to you from the Better Health Group Team.