Health and Wellness

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Exercise Myths You Need To Train Yourself Out Of Believing

While many people grow enthusiastic about exercising and losing weight in the springtime in order to achieve your “summer body,” it is important to maintain a solid exercise routine yearlong, and not neglect your health, even in the fall and winter. However, the simple mistake that people make is adhering to common myths about working out, ultimately leaving them less healthy or not with the body that they have worked so hard for.

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Op-Ed: Learning a New Language can Make you Happier, This is Why

As someone who speaks five, I have to admit that learning a language hasn’t always been a source of joy. Studying all that new grammar and vocabulary can be tiring and frustrating. But it can also be incredibly rewarding and fun. What’s more, speaking a new language can make you happier. This is why. It’s a time dedicated only to yourself
When you’re studying a new language, there’s so much happening there, that there’s no time for anything else. Over the span of an hour or two, external factors or worries will be out the window, as you focus completely on that task. A form of mindfulness, if you will. These moments of pure joy are key to enhancing your mental acuteness and your happiness.

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Depression Is Not Caused by Chemical Imbalance in the Brain

Upon analyzing 17 previous studies on the subject of depression, scientists have concluded that there might be no link between depression and lower levels of serotonin in the brain. The authors of the review also said that these findings could refute not only theories connecting depression to a chemical imbalance but also the effectiveness of prescribing antidepressants that target serotonin. Decades ago, the serotonin hypothesis proposed that depression and a chemical imbalance in the brain—including a deficiency of serotonin—could be closely related. Therefore, the most commonly prescribed antidepressants are those formulated to make serotonin more available in the brain by blocking its reabsorption into the neurons. These are the antidepressants known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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Characteristics of Monkeypox and Covid-19 and How to Differentiate Them

With both Covid-19 spreading rapidly and Monkeypox cases being on the rise, confusing the two viruses is almost a given. It can be very nerve-wracking when you start to feel symptoms and don’t know which virus you could possibly have. Many health experts have expressed that the two viruses are incredibly different from one another regarding transmission and symptoms. Below are some of the key differences and characteristics of both the Monkeypox virus and Covid-19.

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Top 7 Most Dehydrating Foods

With temperatures on the rise and very extreme heatwaves, our bodies tend to go into overdrive as they try to cool down through perspiration and evaporation. This is why, during the summer, our bodies need more water and electrolytes to keep working properly.

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Walmart’s Annual ‘Wellness Day’ On July 23rd

As July comes to an end and parents prepare to send their kids back to school within a month, Walmart is hosting a “wellness day,” offering free healthcare screenings and necessary immunizations this Saturday across the country from 10am-2pm. Almost every single one of the 4,735 Walmart locations in the US will be providing aid to those who want to learn more information regarding their health status, as well as possible courses of action one can take in terms of exercise, diet, and general well-being.

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Apple’s New Focus On Health Technology With Apple Watches

The increase in Apple Watch users has inspired Apple to increase their focus on developing the Health portions of their iPhone and Apple Watch technologies, striving to empower customers to prioritize their health on a daily basis. Personally, I have witnessed multiple people close to me begin to consistently exercise and move simply due to the “rings” feature on Apple Watches, in which there is a daily goal that you can set that encourages users to get in a certain amount of steps and “standing time” throughout the day, discouraging people from sitting watching TV for hours on end. Small changes in one’s day-to-day movement vastly improves overall health, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously mentioned that Apple’s “greatest contribution to mankind will likely be health-related.”

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Having One Drink a Day Could Raise Brain Risks

It is a very well-known fact that heavy drinking is directly linked to chronic disease, from damage to the liver to a higher risk of throat, esophagus, and even breast cancer. What most people don’t know is that moderate drinking—namely, just one cup a day—could also posit some serious health risks. According to a new study, even moderate drinking may be related to higher iron levels in the brain. Iron accumulation in the brain can be detrimental to memory and thinking skills.

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Monkeypox Overwhelms NYC

An increased demand for the monkeypox vaccine has caused the appointment system to crash in NYC, ABC News reports. As cases of the virus increase, many of the supplies have been running out as soon as they arrive. Infections have now exceeded 1,000 cases in the U.S. Some common symptoms in patients include fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of
the body.

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Op-ed: Chronic Illness Epidemic in America: It’s More Common Than You Think

Chronic illness is not uncommon in America. A chronic illness is typically defined as conditions that last one or more years and require ongoing medical attention or limit daily living. More serious chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes have become leading causes of death and disability in the United States, adding to the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs. 

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Study Links Salt to Premature Death

According to a study involving over 500,000 people, those individuals who are prone to adding salt to their food at the table are more likely to suffer from an early death. The research was published in the European Heart Journal on July 11, 2022. The findings were based on research involving more than 500,000 participants in the UK Biobank study, who were followed for approximately nine years. When they joined the study between 2006 and 2010, they were asked whether they added salt to their foods and how often they did so.

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Op-ed: The Best Face Sunscreen And Its Dupes

As someone who is a skincare aficionado, finding the perfect sunscreen to complete one’s daily routine is crucial in order to fully protect your precious skin from sun damage. While the piercing sun rays are intensified in these summer months, sunscreen is just as fundamental as moisturizers and cleansers in your skincare routine year-round. Over recent years as self-care has become more popularized and people are prioritizing their skincare needs, brands have created sunscreen formulas that are designed specifically for facial use in order to enhance the appearance of your skin and provide a barrier from the sun.

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