Exercise helps you stay fit, hale and hearty, and researchers say it may also help you stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now they have a better understanding of the hidden benefits that aid the brain. Older folks who are more physically active have higher levels of a protein that promotes better communication between the…  read on >  read on >

It’s clear that these last couple of years have been tough for a lot of people. So now that it’s the week when people make New Year’s resolutions, go easy on yourself. If you’d like to make a resolution, start small, the American Psychological Association (APA) suggests. By small, the goal should be one you…  read on >  read on >

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) – While some plastic surgeons recommend no exercise for weeks after breast augmentation, new research suggests the ban may not be necessary. A new clinical trial found that women who resumed exercise after one week off did not have more complications and were more satisfied with results of their…  read on >  read on >

Don’t let a picture-perfect snowfall turn deadly. Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest in folks with heart conditions and even in those who are unaware that they have heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns. “Shoveling snow is a very strenuous activity, made even more so by the impact that…  read on >

Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap and clean running water for at least 20 seconds helps prevent the spread…  read on >  read on >

Healthy looking facial hair starts with healthy skin – even if you’re Santa. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests some tips to prevent dandruff, ingrown hair, acne and itch under beards, goatees and mustaches, whether you’ve been growing facial hair for a long time or just stopped shaving during the pandemic. “Whether your beard is…  read on >  read on >

Meditation done at an intense level may bring a significant boost to the inner workings of your immune system. The finding follows a blood sample analysis that took pre- and post-meditation snapshots of genetic activity among more than 100 men and women. That analysis suggested that meditation boosted the activity of hundreds of genes known…  read on >  read on >