Daily exercise at home or some gardening can significantly cut the risk of a heart attack/stroke and prolong life among the 60+ age group, according to a new Swedish study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The research which was conducted at Karolinska Institutet and The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences show that these routine activities are as good as […]

30th of October 2013: DIY and gardening can significantly cut the risk of a heart attack/stroke

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If fighting off Father Time by deflating your cholesterol count and stress levels is tucked somewhere in the back of your mind, maybe you should keep it there. With a longer, healthier life as a goal, perhaps you should be turning more of your attention to making friends, waging war on your waistline, and extinguishing your cigarettes for good. That is some of the wisdom […]

21st of October 2013: The Secrets of Aging Well

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  Sleeping in regularly may not be a good idea if you want to keep your brain sharp, according to a new study that found people in their 60s and 70s who slept on average 9 hours or more in a 24-hour period showed a more rapid decline in cognitive function over 3 years than counterparts who slept 6-8 hours. Decline in cognitive function, such […]

10th of October 2013: Sleeping longer linked to faster decline in brain function

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  Coping with a lot of stress in middle age may boost the risk of developing dementia in late life – at least among women – suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. [Common psychosocial stressors in middle-aged women related to longstanding distress and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a 38-year longitudinal population study doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003142]  The response to common life events may […]

4th of October 2013: Mid Life Stress leads to Heightened Risk of Dementia

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