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Fighting Dementia With Exercise

Fighting Dementia With Exercise

It’s a sad but true fact – dementia is a widespread health problem amongst the elderly. It is estimated that between 30 and 50 percent of seniors aged 85 and older have some form of dementia. According to a study ...

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Can Drinking Coffee Protect Against Depression?

Can Drinking Coffee Protect Against Depression?

There is no denying that coffee plays an indispensable role in the lives of millions of Americans. According to the National Coffee Association, 63 percent of adult Americans drank coffee daily in 2012. This figure rose to 75 percent when ...

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Working out the Mind: Exercise and Mental Health

Working out the Mind: Exercise and Mental Health

When people finally work up the motivation to start exercising regularly, their reasons for doing so usually have something to do with improving their physical appearance. Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to add muscle mass to noodle ...

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The Devastating Impact of Parkinson’s Disease

Of all the health threats facing elderly Americans, few are more ominous and threatening than Parkinson’s disease. With an alarmingly high mortality rate and symptoms strong enough to cripple a patient’s central nervous system, Parkinson’s has received intense focus from ...

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Why Do We Procrastinate So Often?

Why Do We Procrastinate So Often?

Remember how you were going to pay the bills yesterday? Or go the grocery store over the weekend to pick up some groceries? Or vacuum and dust the master bedroom last week? Remember how you didn’t get around to doing ...

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Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

Protecting your Home from Indoor Air Pollution

When the topic of air pollution comes up, most people think of pollutants pushed into the atmosphere from the factory smokestacks. While outdoor pollution is certainly a major concern for industrialized and developing nations alike, it would be a mistake ...

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Running Without Running Out of Gas

When the phrase “active lifestyle” comes up, one of the activities that may come to mind is running. To be sure, running on a regular basis can be very beneficial to the human body, helping to shed pounds and improve ...

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Serotonin: How to Increase the “Happiness” Hormone

Ever wonder what factors determine your mood? The answer largely involves serotonin, a chemical you probably have never heard of. Despite its relative obscurity, serotonin is an essential ingredient for a happy personality. The mind reacts poorly when its supply ...

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Protecting Your Mind against Vascular Dementia

As we get further and further into adulthood, it becomes painfully obvious that our bodies aren’t as sturdy and resilient as they once were. Injuries, diseases and various aches and pains seem to attack more frequently, and the body tends ...

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