9 lessons from the world’s Blue Zones on living a long, healthy life
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9 lessons from the world’s Blue Zones on living a long, healthy life

I’ve spent over a decade studying the areas in the world where people live longer and healthier lives than anywhere else on the planet. These “Blue Zone” regions are incredible because the people there live not only longer, but better. Besides having a large percentage of people that live to 100, the aging population also […]

Students and Communities Explore Healthy Lifestyles in a Culturally Based Curriculum
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Students and Communities Explore Healthy Lifestyles in a Culturally Based Curriculum

Pimatisiwin. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2012 Jan 23. Published in final edited form as: Pimatisiwin. 2011 Winter; 8(3): 151–168. PMCID: PMC3263817 NIHMSID: NIHMS346862 , Ph.D., DETS Principal Investigator, , DETS Steering Committee Co-chair, , MSW, DETS Principal Investigator, , DETS Professional Development Trainer, , RN, Ph.D., DETS Science and Health Curriculum Specialist, , MS, […]

One-Week Healthy and Balanced Meal Plan Example
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One-Week Healthy and Balanced Meal Plan Example

Planning a daily menu isn’t difficult as long as each meal and snack has some protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and a little bit of fat. Here’s what you need to know about each meal: Eating breakfast will help you start your day with plenty of energy. Don’t ruin your breakfast with high-fat and high-calorie foods. Choose some protein and fiber for […]

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How can healthy living choices prevent birth defects?

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time for raising awareness of how frequently birth defects occur and what can be done to help prevent them. This year, the theme is “Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects – Make a PACT for Prevention.” In this article, Medical News Today will explore precisely how […]

How social isolation affects mental and physical health
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How social isolation affects mental and physical health

Social isolation can negatively affect mental health, as well as physical health.  Research has found that perceived social isolation and loneliness are associated with depression, cognitive decline, poor sleep quality, a weaker immune system, and potential heart problems.  Here are some of the best ways to stay mentally and physically healthy during social isolation.  This […]

Is an unhealthy lifestyle more harmful for poor people?
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Is an unhealthy lifestyle more harmful for poor people?

A socioeconomic gradient has been observed in morbidity and mortality in the UK and elsewhere. 1 Mackenbach JP Stirbu I Roskam AJ et al. Socioeconomic inequalities in health in 22 European countries. ,  2 Stringhini S Carmeli C Jokela M et al. Socioeconomic status and the 25 × 25 risk factors as determinants of premature […]