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Church-based lifestyle intervention reduces BP in black patients

Among black patients with hypertension, a community-based lifestyle intervention taking place in churches conferred a greater reduction in systolic BP than a control intervention, according to the results of the FAITH study. “African-Americans have a significantly greater burden of hypertension and heart disease, and our findings prove that people with uncontrolled hypertension can, indeed, better manage their blood pressure through programs administered in places of worship,” Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACP, Dr. Adolph & Margaret Berger Professor of Population Health and Medicine, chief of the Division of Health & Behavior and director of…

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Drop kilos with these simple lifestyle tweaks

Do you feel a twinge of jealousy when you meet a skinny woman with an elephantine appetite? She can gobble down an array of pastries and yet seems to repel weight. You, on the other hand, have tried every fad diet but the kilos refuse to budge. Well, you can blame your metabolism. Harvard Medical School defines metabolism as “the series of chemical reactions in a living organism that create and break down energy necessary for life. In other words, every time you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells break…

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Here’s How Your Lifestyle Choices Can Affect Ageing

You know those people, the ones who are older than you but act decades younger? They embody the phrase “70 is the new 50.” Actually, in their cases, 70 seems to be the new 30 because they radiate so much youth and energy. These folks may have A+ genetics, which undeniably contributes to their health, but eating nutritious foods, managing stress and making smart lifestyle choices have also been proven to slow the aging process and stave off disease. Graceful aging isn’t about avoiding wrinkles and gray hair; the ultimate…

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How to maintain a healthy lifestyle this Healthy Awareness Month

Picture: iStock The road to positive change in your health doesn’t have to come with expensive gym memberships and unreal expectations. February is Healthy Lifestyle Awareness month, a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of healthy living through good nutrition and regular exercise. Being healthy is not just about eating enough fruit and vegetables, it’s also about relaxing and spending quality time with your loved ones as this contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle and well-being. The key to embarking on a healthy lifestyle is to start small. Making a…

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Showing the way for a ‘green’ lifestyle

Kitchen gardening and waste management are the hot topics in the city these days. With many ways to compost and manage a kitchen garden, the possibilities are endless. But where do you begin? How do you develop a thriving vegetable garden and turn the wet waste from kitchen into nutrient-packed soil? It is to provide a solution and encourage people to adopt the practice of zero-waste gardening technique, city based organisation Paryavarana Margadarsi Vaisakhi (PMV) has embarked on a mission to create a ‘green’ lifestyle in the city by reaching…

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Neymar: PSG boss Unai Emery shrugs off Brazil star’s party boy lifestyle

The Brazilian forward, 25, was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning. Emery, however, insists he is not concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle. The Spaniard said: “He is very responsible. In training, he is great.When he’s not on the pitch he can enjoy his time with his friends. He then comes back and plays well. “We have to give the players the flexibility of living their own lifestyle. He is young, and he also needs to go out, but he is still responsible. He will be…

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