With the threat of COVID-19, one of my favorite social distancing activities has been playing golf. It gives me the opportunity to get fresh air and sunlight (which is necessary for getting vitamin D, a very important nutrient that we all need to stay healthy). And although golf may not be as vigorous as perhaps running or cycling, it is still a good form of physical exercise.
Like many people, you may not know much about cholesterol other than you don’t want to have high cholesterol. But there is so much more to know about cholesterol.
I’m confident in saying that I know a lot about cryotherapy, but I never really thought much about the use of cryotherapy to treat prostate cancer until I came across a recent article about it. With the exception of skin cancers, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, according to the American Cancer Society.
I was really sad to hear about the recent passing of country music legend Charlie Daniels. He had a career that spanned decades, won several awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. You might know him most for his 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke at 83-years-old.
Even though there is evidence which shows that men who have children later in life may live longer and have children that may live longer, the young age of 35 is still considered advanced paternal age. And as you can probably imagine, Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone has received a lot of flak for having a child when he is nearly 90.
As I take one of my cloth face masks out of my dryer yet again, I wonder if I’m wearing the most protective cloth that I can. You might be wondering the same, especially if you made your own mask from an old t-shirt or bandana. And what about masks made from synthetic materials?
What’s particularly concerning right now is that with COVID-19, people appear to be more depressed and anxious than ever. Isolation, job loss, money issues and caring for elderly family members are just a few of the things that so many people are struggling with right now that may lead to very depressive states.
Drinking alcohol excessively can wreak havoc on the immune system. The truth is that pandemic or no pandemic, we should always be proactive about keeping our immune systems in top shape.
Not only is watermelon delicious but there are also so many nutrients and potential health benefits of eating this fruit.
At-home blood pressure monitoring may be key in catching high blood pressure. But as I always like to say, prevention is better than cure. And one of the ways we can help prevent high blood pressure is by maintaining a healthy diet void of excessive amounts of sodium (salt). It’s also extremely important to be aware of specific nutrients that may help prevent high blood pressure or help manage it.
In most states where marijuana is legal, weed dispensaries are considered essential businesses. So, it may seem that smoking weed is harmless and that now is the perfect time to do it, however, a recent study suggests otherwise.
On one hand, it has become much more inclusive and holistic to lump together physical health, mental health, social health and even financial health. On the other hand, we are still prone to letting our eyes be the judge as to whether someone “looks healthy.”
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