Author: Med Health News

How Running Regularly Every Week Can Extend Your Life by 7 Hours Per Hour

Researchers released findings that adopting a weekly running routine will likely extend your lifespan by about seven hours per hour you run. Running Is One of the Best Cardio Exercises Overall When you think of cardio, running and jogging are probably at the top of your list. Why? They’re two of the easiest exercises to do. Running is also a top calorie burner – in half an hour of running you’ll burn between 350 to 550 calories, on average, depending on how fast you run. Compare that to doing gymnastics or playing competitive volleyball, which only burn between 120...

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Scientists Are Experimenting With Something Yucky to Make You Immune to H1N1

Researchers found a possible substance that may significantly advance current immunization to the H1N1 flu. But you might not want it if you knew what it was – it’s frog mucus! H1N1 – The Modern Deadly Influenza Outbreak H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu, caused a huge panic in 2009. This strain of the flu virus isn’t a cousin of the usual flu virus strains that infect people during the flu seasons. It’s a mutated strain that’s closer genetically to the flu virus strains that infect swine (which is how it got its nickname). What makes the H1N1...

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Protein Powder Profiles: Which Protein Powders Help You Lose The Most Weight?

You probably think that protein powders are just for body builders right? Nope! In fact, doctors found that they’re great for losing weight. In studies, participants who took whey protein had lower insulin and glucose levels and boosted muscle growth. High insulin and glucose levels are signs of insulin resistance (which can lead to diabetes), so it seems whey protein can help protect or delay development of diabetes. This also means that whey protein may boost your glucose metabolism, since researchers found less sugar in the participants’ bloodstreams. The good news is, researchers also found that it doesn’t seem to matter what kind...

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4 Healthy Cavity-fighting Snacks

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day – it seems like all major holidays have one thing in common: eating a lot. This is especially true for Halloween, which is more popular for children and young adults. But researchers found that children are at greater risk of getting cavities, which is the most common infection of early childhood. You don’t have to ruin your kids’ fun. If you take their treats away or tell them to stop eating the cake, you’ll dampen the holiday spirits and have your loved ones spite you. As a good parent, you should be...

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Why Doctors Want You to Eat Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is hallmarked by the giving of chocolates to your romantic interest. Medical and scientific research reveal that gifting chocolates is not simply an act of affection. It turns out that regularly consuming chocolate prevents cardiovascular disease, promotes weight loss, and aids in meditation. Chocolate is no longer a junk food – to the contrary, it’s a holistic treat that supports the mind and body. Chocolate was first introduced into Europe soon after Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés came upon the Maya and Aztecs and observed them preparing cacao drinks. Writings from 1556 contain a passage written by an...

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