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Dear senior citizens, bi-weekly exercise can improve thinking ability, memory

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), suggests a recent study. Researchers explained that people with MCI have milder symptoms like they struggle to complete complex tasks or have difficulty in understanding information they have read, whereas people with dementia have trouble with daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and eating. Mild cognitive impairment is a medical condition that is common with ageing. While it is linked to problems with thinking ability and memory, it is not the same as…

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A good diet in adulthood can improve physical fitness in old age

A study looked at the long-term effect of a healthy diet during adulthood on physical function in older age and found it boosted physical fitness. The team, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, gathered data from 969 British men and women whose lifestyles have been monitored since they were born, in March 1946. The team collected information from the participants at ages 36, 43, 53, and 60-64, examining the participants’ diets at different ages in relation to three standard measures of physical function at age 60-64 – chair…

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Study Reveals Chocolate May Improve Immediate Cognitive Performance

If you’re looking for a reason to eat chocolates but find conflicting answers as to whether it is good or bad for you, you’re not alone. A team of researchers from Italy combined the current literature on chocolate’s benefits and found that the sweet treat may, in fact, have positive benefits on cognitive performance. Chocolates And Cognition It’s easy to be confused with the numerous results from scientific studies, especially regarding some things that we encounter every day, or in chocolate’s case, something that we want to encounter every day….

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Quick and easy ways to improve health and safety in the workplace

All businesses should look for ways to improve health and safety in the workplace as this will benefit the company and protect the employees. This does not have to be a daunting task either, as there are many quick and easy ways to boost health and safety which can be implemented almost immediately. In every industry, health and safety are a primary concern, and it is vital that employers regularly analyse their health and safety practices and how they can be improved. This can stop any dangerous and costly incidents…

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Wellness Programs: Improve Workforce Health, Reduce Health Care Costs

Take a look at your workforce – what do you notice? Are your workers participating in activities outside of the office? Does your office have a running club or a softball team? More importantly, as your employees look to be healthy outside of work, is your office doing what it can to promote a healthy environment while at work? Though some businesses may be straying from wellness programs in order to control finances, the indirect costs of poor health (e.g., absence at work) can be two or three times the…

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Now, wearables to improve mood, sleep

Wearables are not just about fitness metrics any more. These days you can get something to calm you down, or pep you up, or improve your sleep, and the inventors have not run out of ideas for new applications yet. There’s the Emora bracelet, for instance. It uses light and colour to display your moods, and keeps a sort of diary.”Unlike fitness and medical wearables, the Emora translates each user’s unique heartbeat pattern into a mood-pulse light from electrocardiogram,” its press release explains. Feel, a similar device, tracks mood and…

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