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Martial Arts Improves Mental Health in Children

The practice of martial arts may help children cope with pressure and stress.

Researchers at the University of Surrey in England found the practice of Taekwondo in school-aged children resulted in better self-regulation, which meant they could better manage and alter their emotions, behavior and cognition.

, January 10, 2022


Sleep Deprived Teens Eat More Junk Food

Sleeping less leads to more junk food consumption for teens.

Researchers from Brigham Young University found teens are susceptible to weight gain and cardiometabolic diseases as a result of poor eating habits when they sleep less.

, January 03, 2022


HIIT Works to Reduce Liver Fat Quicker

HIIT is a more efficient way to reduce liver fat.

New research from Australia shows high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is effective in reversing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in less time than traditional cardio.

, December 27, 2021


Healthy Eating Could Lead to a Bigger Brain

The key to brain preservation could be healthy eating during your middle years.

Scientists from Deakin University found healthy eating during midlife could be the key to increased brain volume and a reduced risk of dementia and other degenerative brain disorders as people age.

, December 20, 2021


Juice-Drinking Babies More Susceptible to Obesity

Giving juice to babies could lead to health problems as they age.

Research shows introducing fruit juice at an early age to children could lead to a greater intake of sugary drinks later in childhood resulting in higher odds for obesity and tooth decay.

, December 13, 2021


Flame Retardant Chemicals Affect Brain Development

Flame retardant chemicals in household products could affect the brain development of children.

Studies conducted at University of California at Riverside showed adult female mice exposed to PBDEs pass those chemicals to their offspring which can result in autism-like changes in the brain.

, December 06, 2021


Exercise is a Short Cut to Ketosis

Vigorous exercise helps fasters reach ketosis quicker.

Researchers at Brigham Young University found a short cut to ketosis when they discovered people who began a fast with exercise were able to reach ketosis 3.5 hours faster than those who did not exercise.

, November 29, 2021


Raise the Spices to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Adding spices to your food might be more important than reducing salt when it comes to your health.

A new study from Penn State University showed that adding herbs and spices to food was able to lower the blood pressure of study participants even without them cutting back on sodium.

, November 15, 2021


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