Living Well Blog

The number of Americans with a chronic condition continues to rise as the American population grays. About 85 percent of older adults have at least one chronic condition and 60 percent have two, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Chronic conditions generally… See more
You just finished your workout. Whether it was a 45 minutes of strength training, a five-mile run or a yoga class, you probably need to drink some fluids. Rehydration is an essential part of recovering from a workout -- it helps lower temperature and heart rate, lubricate joints, repair muscles,… See more
Heart failure affects 6.5 million Americans. And the numbers continue rising. American Heart Association reported the number of heart failure cases rose by 800,000 between 2012 and 2017. But there’s some good news: For women, walking may be a key to preventing it.… See more
Check the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you have in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboard. There’s a good chance the ingredients list includes maltodextrin, a commonly used food additive that’s linked to inflammatory bowel… See more
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? If you said yes, you’re not alone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labels insufficient sleep an epidemic. Between 30 and 35 percent of Americans grapple with occasional, brief bouts of insomnia, while 15 to 20 percent… See more
More than one-third of Americans take multivitamins, despite little evidence that they help (there’s little evidence they cause harm either). And now a new study says multivitamins don’t promote cardiovascular health. … See more
Married couples share many things: Their homes, their lives, and according to a new study published in Diabetologia, a risk for developing type 2 diabetes. At least the men in the relationship do. Researchers found a connection between the… See more
Here’s one more reason to give up smoking: brain calcifications. If you smoke or have diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing calcifications in the hippocampus, the portion of the brain responsible for memory, emotions and… See more
Stress, anxiety and depression play a big part in the American culture. Sixty-one percent of Americans are stressed over work. A little over 18 percent of Americans have an anxiety disorder and 13 percent are taking antidepressants. It’s important to get these issues under control — they can affect… See more
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