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Women should eat more colourful fruits and veggies for better health

July 18, 2022

Women have noticeably higher rates of chronic illness despite living longer than men. These high rates of illness can be managed by prioritising a diet of brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables such as kale, spinach, yams, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, oranges, and carrots – the pigmented carotenoids act as antioxidants to prevent visual and cognitive loss, […]

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Walking to prevent daily knee pain

June 9, 2022

Walking for exercise is beneficial to overall health, can be done by almost anyone, anytime and for free, and has no or minimal side effects. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas, have found walking can also reduce the chances of frequent knee pain among people aged 50 and older, particularly those […]

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A heathier diabetes management plan for the new normal

May 3, 2022

Diabetic patients should be mindful of their condition, especially with the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Malaysia, after which many social and economic activities will resume. When it comes to socialising, diabetics should be careful not to give in to peer and environmental pressure and indulge in overeating, joining extensive physical activities, or forgetting […]

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Faster walking pace beneficial to biological aging

April 22, 2022

The first-of-its-kind research to look at how walking pace may influence health and biological age has put forth a genetic link: scientists from the University of Leicester, UK, now confirm that walking faster is likely to lead to a younger biological age, as measured by cell structures known as telomeres. Scientists analysed pooled movement activity […]

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Breathing exercises key to exercise tolerance in middle-aged people

April 14, 2022

Past research from reputable US sources shows adults tend to reduce or stop physical activity as they age. However, regular exercise is crucial for middle-aged and older adults to prevent health complications and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Recent research from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) suggests a simple type of daily […]

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Leafy greens found to fight off COVID-19 and common cold viruses

April 5, 2022

A chemical derived from cruciferous plants such as broccoli has been found to inhibit the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and of the common cold coronavirus, which researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have reported in lab experiments with cells and mice. The phytochemical, known as “sulforaphane,” has been shown to have […]

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How to declutter your mind and develop personal agency

March 29, 2022

The mind is a powerful tool: it is necessary to take stock of our mental well-being from time-to-time and create the best version of our mind that is in line with our values, interests, and passions. This is referred to as personal agency and is fundamental to mental health. “You do always have a choice,” […]

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Just 9g cranberry powder a day improves heart health

March 28, 2022

Men who drank 4.5g (0.16 oz) of freeze-dried cranberry powder twice a day were seen to have increased antioxidant metabolites in the blood critical to cardiovascular disease prevention. When researchers from King’s College London measured a metric known as flow-mediated dilation (FMD), an established biomarker of cardiovascular health, they detected improvements in vascular function in […]

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Resistance and weightlifting exercise shown to promote better sleep

March 9, 2022

Good quality sleep is beneficial to cardiovascular health: preliminary research conducted at Iowa State University on which types of exercise can improve sleep habits found resistance-based exercises, instead of aerobic exercise, work best to improve sleep duration and quality. The research looked at criteria such as sleep quality, sleep duration, sleep efficiency (how much time […]

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Why you should consider jump rope

March 2, 2022

A quick, at-home workout is ideal during the pandemic, when access to outdoor sporting facilities and gyms are limited. One such workout, jumping rope, has been shown to build strength, speed, and agility, according to research from various institutes. Here’s how this simple piece of equipment can elevate your workout. Increased speed and power During […]

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