There is a growing scientific consensus that the more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life may be. Excessive sitting, such as at a desk or in front of the TV, significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function.
This raises your risk for heart attack, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, arthritis, and certain types of cancer—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Sitting for extended periods of time increases your risk for premature death. This is especially concerning given the fact that you may be vulnerable to these risks even if you are a fit athlete who exercises regularly.
One recent study correlated sitting time and TV viewing time with increased fibrinogen and C reactive protein, which helps explain this increased cardiovascular risk.1
Science now shows us that temporary vigorous exercise cannot compensate for the damage incurred by prolonged daily sitting.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that intermittent movement is critical for health and longevity, even more so than a regular workout routine. In order to be healthy, you have to get up off your behind—and you have to do it often.
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08/08/2014 – www.nyrnaturalnews.com
Natural Health News — There’s no escaping the link between how we farm and how we eat and environmental degradation. Now researchers have found that eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world.
Eating less meat is an emotive subject – but studies show that, in addition to it’s environmental impact, in the developed world at least, most of us are eating twice as much meat as we need to remain healthy.
Reducing the use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products, say researchers at Aalto University, in Finland.
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07/08/2014 – http://www.webmd.com
Perhaps no virus strikes as much fear in people as Ebola, the cause of a deadly outbreak in West Africa.
The World Health Organization reports more than 1,300 cases of Ebola in the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone as of July 31. More than 720 people have died.
Two Americans are among those infected. Kent Brantly, MD, working in Liberia with the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, arrived in the United States on Aug. 2. Nancy Writebol, a missionary for the Christian mission organization SIM who was in Liberia on a joint team with Brantly, arrived in Atlanta on Aug. 5. Both are being treated in a special isolation unit at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.
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06/08/2014 – NaturalNews.Com
Sun exposure cuts the risk of certain cancers in half
It’s an absolute miracle, an alliance of divine life, how the Earth is positioned, so delicately in relation to the sun. Two stellar bodies communicating with such intricacy and harmony in space and time, one sphere rotating in seasonal rhythm, the other projecting flares of brilliant heat and light.
Every living thing — from dragonflies to orangutans, from dandelions to oak trees, from mushrooms to humans — peers beyond their plot on the sphere of Earth, looking up through the atmosphere to absorb the ever-powerful rays of the flaming sun.
In the industrialized world, many men and women have fled to the shade, working under roofs day in and day out. Naturally, the skin craves the sun’s light; it yearns for its immune-system-stimulating vitamin D, but humans today often go for long periods without absorbing these powerful rays.
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04/08/2014 – www.sciencedaily.com
Green tea could reduce pancreatic cancer risk
Green tea and its extracts have been widely touted as potential treatments for cancer, as well as several other diseases. But scientists have struggled to explain how the green tea and its extracts may work to reduce the risk of cancer or to slow the growth of cancer cells.
A study recently published online by the journal, Metabolomics, offers an explanation that researchers say could open a new area of cancer-fighting research. The study reports that EGCG, the active biologic constituent in green tea, changed the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing the expression of an enzyme associated with cancer, LDHA.
The researchers also found an enzyme inhibitor, oxamate, which is known to reduce LDHA activity, operated in the same manner: It also disrupted the pancreatic cancer cells metabolic system.
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