Many people now know that sleep is a vital component of overall health. Because of this, everyone seeks ways to improve their sleep. Still, more than one-third of Americans don’t regularly get adequate sleep.
While many people have heard the recommendation to limit their sodium intake for heart health, a recent study found that it may also increase longevity. The study of over 500,00 British adults found that the ones who regularly added salt to their food while at the table were 28% more likely to die early when compared to people who rarely added salt to their food. They also found that on average, the ones that added salt to food lived around 2 years less.
Now that the awareness and knowledge surrounding celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity is increasing, more people are looking for an easier way to manage it. Currently, the only known treatment for celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is a gluten-free diet. New technology was recently created that is able to detect gluten in food.
It may not come as a surprise that sleep is an important factor in our health. What may come as a surprise is that a recent study found that getting 7 hours of sleep each night was the ideal amount of time for older adults to sleep.
Have you ever set your alarm extra early to squeeze in a morning workout or stayed up late into the night to finish up something for work? Well a small new study suggests these habits may actually cause unwanted weight gain, even for healthy individuals. This study looked at individuals who choose to sleep less rather than suffer from insomnia.
Most of us know the importance of sleep for our health, however, still more than ⅓ of adults get less than 7 hours of sleep each night. Moreover, nearly half of people report poor sleep quality. Of course it can be frustrating to consistently get poor sleep, but it’s much more than that, it is also a health risk. Researchers say that poor sleep can increase a person’s risk of death by 24% and their risk of heart-related death by 42%. Improving sleep quality is a vital component of long-term health, however it is often easier said than done.
A recent study examined what would happen if a standard Western diet, which is normally focused on red meat and highly-processed foods, was replaced with more fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and nuts.
Losing weight is a goal that many people have, however it is not an easy feat. Many people search for the magic fix or the next diet trend to aid them in their efforts. What many people are finally realizing is that fad diets are not sustainable and long-term change takes time and patience.