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To reach old age, go new age

Meditation can reduce stress, which may have some bearing on the underlying quality of your telomeres—key components in longevity. (For Spectrum Health Beat) You might think that stress affects you only emotionally or that a lack of sleep simply leaves you feeling cranky.But these are among the many lifestyle factors that can lead to health...

Budget your way to bliss

Managing finances on a Sunday afternoon may not sound like much fun, but the payoff in the long run could be well worth it for your money and your mood. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Clever websites and smartphone apps have made creating a household budget easier, though it’s still an unappealing chore for some.But what...

Want happy? Get a hound

Workplaces that allow employees to bring pups to work on occasion may see a payoff in morale and team-building. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Apart from the sheer fun of owning a pet, having a dog enhances well-being and even personal growth in many ways.Caring for a dog teaches kids responsibility and offers everyone in the...

Low-fat diet—a tool in breast cancer fight?

Researchers found that women following a low-fat diet reduced their overall calories, changed their cooking methods and reduced portion sizes of meat and dairy products. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same...

Visions of better tomorrows

It was the day after Christmas 2018. Myra Moritz felt a little off. A sluggish left arm. And a heavy hip. "I told my husband the next morning that I was having a stroke," she said. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Myra's husband, Dennis Moritz, took her to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, where doctors...

The long game

Along with a healthy diet, regular exercise is a hallmark of a lifestyle committed to success in the wake of weight-loss surgery. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Eating habits and physical activity have a greater impact on weight-loss surgery’s long-term success than measures like counting calories, a new study finds.Researchers also found that evaluation of patients’...

BMI, meet DNA

Why do some folks manage to lose significant weight with casual dieting, while others will lose nary a pound with a strict plan? It often comes down to genetics, researchers say. (For Spectrum Health Beat) While some people fight the “battle of the bulge” for a lifetime, others seem to effortlessly stay slim. And now...

7 Signs Your Blood Sugar is Out of Control

Pancreas in the human body is responsible for releasing insulin in the body after any intake of food to keep the sugar level under control. There is an optimum level of blood sugar above or below which, it starts to be harmful.  This can happen when the hormones fail to perform effectively or there is a...

Top 5 Snacks to Fuel Your Workout

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

10 Essential Rules of Good Health

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

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