It’s no secret, I ‘m totally addicted to reading health related news and articles. I ‘m so addicted that I have subscribed to nine different sources of health related news and articles via my RSS reader (I use the built-in reader of Outlook 2010). This week there has been a plethora of interesting articles all leading to the same conclusion:
Need some research proof? OK ” here’s a few of the research articles that I’ve read this week:
- Exercise May Be the Most Effective Weapon Against Aging
Research shows that physical activity may be your best bet in the battle against aging “even if you’ve lived a fairly sedentary lifestyle. Read more…
- Walking Linked to Fewer Strokes in Women
Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to new research from Spain. Read more…
- Exercise ‘as good as medicines’ in treating disease.
Exercise may be just as good as medication to treat heart disease and should be included as a comparison when new drugs are being developed and tested, scientists say. Read more…
- Obesity posing significant challenges for cancer treatment
Canada’s obesity epidemic is creating new and unexpected problems for cancer specialists, from confusion over appropriate chemotherapy dosing, to problems radiating internal organs buried in excess fat. Read more…
- Exercise keeps brain healthy, reduces Alzheimer’s risk: research
PEOPLE who do regular physical activity have healthier brains and reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report released to mark dementia awareness week. Read more…
I don’t think it can get much clearer. Get up and move. And move some more. It’s cheap, it’s easy and it can lead to a long and happy life!
Have an active week everyone!
Thank you to long time reader Lisa E. for pointing out that a sentence in today’s blog post was offensive & unnecessary. She’s absolutely right and I’ve removed it. I’m really sorry guys – I was writing from the heart and did not re-read my post before clicking publish. Thank you all for putting up with me & being such loyal readers!