Science says you may need less exercise than you think to live a long and healthy life.
For anyone interested in the relationship between exercise and living longer, one of the most pressing questions is how much we really need to stay healthy. Is 30 minutes a day enough? Can we get by with less? Do we have to exercise all in one session, or can we spread it throughout the day? And when we’re talking about exercise, does it have to be hard to count?
Exercise is good for people with wear-and-tear joint arthritis and should be a "core treatment", new draft guidelines for the NHS advise.
It may hurt to begin with but can then ease pain and help individuals with osteoarthritis stay supple, healthy, and slim, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Scans aren't needed to diagnose it and strong painkillers are not recommended.
There is no evidence flushing out the joint helps either.
If you eat a balanced diet, it's pretty easy to get enough. Adult women (who aren't pregnant or breastfeeding) need 75 milligrams of vitamin C per day; men, 90 milligrams. A mere 1/2 cup of raw red bell pepper or 3/4 cup of orange juice will do it, while 1/2 cup cooked broccoli gets you at least halfway there. Your body doesn't make or store vitamin C, so you have to eat it every day.
A healthy balanced diet will help you build healthy bones from an early age and maintain them throughout your life.
You need sufficient calcium to keep your bones healthy and vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium.
Poor bone health can cause conditions such as rickets and osteoporosis and increase the risk of breaking a bone from a fall later in life.
You should be able to get all the nutrients you need for healthy bones by eating a balanced diet.
You may think you only need to see a doctor when you have a severe condition. However, there are good reasons to see a doctor before you need emergency care. Going to the doctor earlier rather than later can often lead to a better outcome, should your provider discover something serious.
The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been recognized as a model of healthy eating because of its contribution to a healthy lifestyle and a better quality of life. The MD is much more than a dietary pattern. The word diet comes from the Greek diaita and means ‘way of life’ and the MD holds true to this meaning as MD covers not only what to eat but how to eat and live (active lifestyle, prioritizing culinary activities, etc.). And it should be preserved in the Mediterranean basin where, in the past decades, dietary trends are departing from traditional dietary patterns.
CHIEF orthodontist Dr Khaled Kasem offers up some surprising secrets to achieve good dental health – and it’s not the traditional brushing your teeth, flossing, and avoiding sugary snacks (although they all help). Based at Impress Orthodontics, Dr Kasem pointed out that food can play a powerful part in dental health. For example, dairy – especially cheese – can strengthen your teeth. Dr Kasam credits calcium and vitamin D (found in dairy) for contributing to stronger gnashers.
And if you’d like pearly whites, Dr Kasam has some good news. “The lactic acid found in cheese can help to lift stains from tooth enamel,” he said.
Do your hands, feet, or legs feel like they’re on “pins and needles”? Shortage of B12 can damage the protective sheath that covers your nerves. Diseases like celiac, Crohn’s, or other gut illnesses may make it harder for your body to absorb the vitamin. So can taking some heartburn drugs.
Ambient nighttime light exposure is implicated as a risk factor for adverse health outcomes, including cardiometabolic disease. However, the effects of nighttime light exposure during sleep on cardiometabolic outcomes and the related mechanisms are unclear. This laboratory study shows that, in healthy adults, one night of moderate (100 lx) light exposure during sleep increases nighttime heart rate, decreases heart rate variability (higher sympathovagal balance), and increases next-morning insulin resistance when compared to sleep in a dimly lit (<3 lx) environment. Moreover, a positive relationship between higher sympathovagal balance and insulin levels suggests that sympathetic activation may play a role in the observed light-induced changes in insulin sensitivity.
Your skin needs the right balance of nutrients to do its main job: a barrier that protects the rest of your body from things outside it. To help keep your skin looking, working, and feeling good, feed it well from the inside.