Exercising to keep the brain young: Latest research and expert opinions

Exercise greatly benefits brain health, improving cognition, mood and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Several new studies have demonstrated the profound impact of exercise on various biological systems, further explaining its ability to enhance health and fight disease. In this Special Feature, we explore the most recent research on how exercise can protect brain…

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New research helps explain why people move slower as they get older

New research helps explain why people move slower as they get older It’s common knowledge that our bodies naturally become slower in their movements as we ageTrusted Source. Some potential explanations could include a slower metabolism, loss of muscle massTrusted Source, and becoming less activeTrusted Source over time. Now, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder say older adults may…

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Students Innovate Mukombero Wine and Juice at Bushiangala Technical Training Institute

A group of innovative students from the Bushiangala Technical Training Institute in Kakamega have introduced a groundbreaking way to consume the traditional medicinal plant Mukombero. Typically chewed for its health benefits, Mukombero, scientifically known as Mondia whitei, is now being transformed into wine and juice by these enterprising students. The Inspiration: The idea originated in…

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10 Natural Ways to Build Healthy Bones

The foods you eat, including vegetables and protein, and the physical activity you engage in, such as strength training, can help support and maintain bone health and density. Building healthy bones is extremely important. Minerals are incorporated into your bones during childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Once you reach 30 years of age, you have…

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4 Body-weight Exercises to Ward Off Low-back Pain

Low-back pain (LBP) is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with 619 million people affected globally. In fact, most people experience LBP at least once in their life. Fortunately, it is also the condition for which the greatest number of people may benefit from rehabilitation. While many conditions can lead to LBP, inadequate core strength is often a contributing factor.  Increased…

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