After people are given medications to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol, they tend to become less physically active and to gain weight, researchers found.
“Music may be considered an important tool to stimulate people engaging in low-intensity physical exercise,” the researchers concluded.
The results suggest that the ways we — as individuals and as a society — choose to transport ourselves, particularly in our cities, can have a direct impact on our health.
Men are slightly more likely than women to report being lonely, as are lower-income individuals and those living in rural areas. But the biggest demographic difference in loneliness appears to be related to age.
About a third of the meals eaten at full-service restaurants and about 70 percent of those consumed at fast-food establishments have little or no nutritional value, the study found.
In fact, taking zinc lozenges at the first signs of a cold may actually lengthen the number of days that symptoms persist, the study reports.
“The current findings also suggest a salve for loneliness brought on by cold temperatures: tactile warmth,” the researchers said.
The causes of anosmia are many and varied, ranging from “infections and injury to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and as a side effect of some medications,” said Dr. Carl Philpott, one of the study’s authors.
Those parents also acknowledge that their teen’s video gaming habits interfere with their child’s sleep, schoolwork, friendships and family activities.
These findings may have significant public health implications. Chronic pain is a large and growing health problem. Cancer-related pain is also common, affecting about 60 percent of people undergoing treatment for the disease.
One review found that leaving high school is associated with a significant drop in physical activity, particularly for people who go off to college or university. The second review reports that becoming a parent is linked to a substantial gain of weight — for women.
In Minnesota, 21.2 percent of adults — more than 1 in 5 — report being physically inactive.
The trailer for the series refers to exorcisms, psychedelics, psychic healing and energy healing.
The social fitness network Strava predicts that Sunday will be “Quitter’s Day,” the day when most Americans will forsake their fitness goals for 2020.
The researchers say any new measures to increase active travel should focus on children, teens and older adults, whose rates of walking and cycling are either lower than average or on the decline.
The study comes at a time when a growing number of states are making it more difficult for women to get abortions by imposing waiting periods, mandatory counseling or medically unnecessary ultrasounds.
The authors of the new study have concluded that the average normal body temperature has dropped almost a full degree, to 97.9°F.
Each year, more than a million young women under the age of 21 in the United States are getting medically unnecessary pelvic exams and Pap tests, a new study finds.
The most common injuries were fractures (27 percent), followed by contusions and abrasions (23 percent) and lacerations (14 percent).
The greater the number of healthy habits we adopt, the longer we’re likely to live free of major chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, the study also found.