Research: A Little Run Will Do Ya

The latest research seems to show that some type of aerobic activity (walking, running, etc.) before cognitive activity can improve both our short- and long-term memory function. And it does not have to be vigorous exercise to be beneficial. Also, other studies of older adults show a decreased likelihood of developing dementia if we stay relatively active rather than sedentary. Check out this link for a brief explanation.

https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a22994018/exercise-improves-memory-study

Sodium: A Reduction Plan

Sodium (salt) is a deadly, addictive food additive. We should have no salt in our cupboards. Most foods already have enough sodium, without our shaking more salt on them. Read this linked article from Harvard University to learn a few ways to consume less salt.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/simple-swaps-to-eat-less-salt

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Research: The Obesity Epidemic

In the link below, we find a summary of the most recent annual report, “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.” For such an advanced nation, we still tend to ignore what we know to be healthy lifestyle changes. Yet, for the time being we seem to have at least stunted the growth of obesity in America. Now, we must do better at reducing obesity in America.

https://www.tfah.org/report-details/the-state-of-obesity-2018/

Aerobic Exercise: How Much Is Enough?

Current physical activity guidelines prescribe at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity. And at least 2 days per week of resistance (weight-bearing) training. Read the brief linked article below for details.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/exercise-for-health/what-exercise-can-do-for-your-heart/