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Eat More Carbs to Lower Heart Risk

Low-carb diets such as Atkins, ketogenic and paleo, which emphasize protein instead of fruits, vegetable and grains, significantly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study shows.

Sit Less to Live Longer

Replacing a half hour of sitting or lying around with brisk walking and other moderate physical activities reduces the risk of dying over 14 years by 45 percent.

Eat Med Diet to Boost Performance

Eleven athletes ran five kilometers a good six percent faster after four days on a Mediterranean diet compared to four days on a Western diet.

Imbibe Less to Lower Blood Pressure

Consuming as few as seven to 13 alcoholic drinks a week increases the risk of high blood pressure, say researchers.

Take Magnesium to Optimize Vitamin D

Magnesium increases Vitamin D absorption in people with low levels and lowers absorption in people with excessive amounts.

Find a Green Space and Make a Friend

Green spaces and colorful design elements like rainbow-painted crosswalks in a Vancouver, Canada neighborhood made people happier and more trusting of strangers.

Legal Pot Lifts Junk Food Sales

After three states legalized recreational marijuana, sales of potato chips, cookies and ice cream rose.

Dancing Prevents Senior Decline

Elderly Japanese women who danced for exercise were 73 percent less likely to be impaired eight years later doing “activities of daily living” such as walking, cooking, dressing and bathing.

U.S. Heart Disease on the Rise

An estimated 48 percent of American adults have cardiovascular disease, but about 80 percent of the time the disease can be prevented with precautionary medical care and lifestyle changes.

Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Women in menopause that are mindful and nonjudgmental of their thoughts are less irritable, anxious and depressed, says the Mayo Clinic.
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