Let's face it: dieting is hard, especially for people with busy lifestyles. Sometimes, we don't feel like going through all the trouble and would rather stick to our fast-food diets. However, when we factor in the dangers of an unhealthy diet (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, increased probability for certain cancers, asthma, osteoarthritis, etc.) and the many benefits of eating healthy (longer life, more energy, etc.) it becomes clear that the best time to start a diet plan is now.
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If you’re a senior with a growing interest in yoga, keep in mind that yoga can help relieve many of the mental and physical problems common among older adults, such as stress, depression, and joint pain. It also offers many benefits for caregivers, which means yoga can be an enjoyable activity for you and your caregiver to do together. Don’t be scared off by images of people twisted into complex poses. Yoga is a holistic, soothing discipline that’s highly adaptable to diverse groups with different physical needs and capabilities. However, you should know what you’re getting into first and find the right instructor and form of yoga before getting started.
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Not getting enough sleep may put some people at risk for much more than being drowsy the next day, a new study says.
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Nearly 70 percent of current adult smokers say they want to stop.
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Routine visits to the doctor’s office typically involve a single blood pressure measurement. For people with borderline hypertension, or high blood pressure, additional checks at the office are often necessary, in conjunction with having more checks done at home. How many exactly?