Five Healthy Lifestyle Habits Can Extend Life by 12-14 Years

America is one of the wealthiest countries worldwide, yet Americans have a shorter average life expectancy (79.3 years) than residents of almost all other high-income countries, including Japan, Canada and Norway. Researchers point out that the U.S. healthcare system focuses heavily on drug discovery and disease management; however, a greater emphasis on prevention could change Continue Reading

Mental illness ‘single biggest public health issue’ for universities, says head of Bristol

The head of Bristol University has said poor mental health among students is the “single biggest public health issue” affecting universities. Dr Hugh Brady, speaking after a spate of suspected suicides at the university, blamed the impact of “constant” social media use for the deterioration in student mental health. The Vice-Chancellor also cited the drive Continue Reading

The cardiovascular health benefits of resistance training

Have you ever wondered why muscle-strengthening activities, such as resistance training with weights, are included in the physical activity recommendations? You may know that one benefit of resistance training is increasing or maintaining muscle mass, but did you know that meeting the physical activity recommendations for resistance training also helps strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system? Resistance Continue Reading

Dieting for a healthy life

By dieting, we mean the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised manner to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight and also to prevent and treat diseases, such as diabetes. When you are on diet, either to lose excess weight or to make yourself fit and healthy, you are meant to follow certain Continue Reading

Students promote healthy lifestyles

Kershaw County students recently partnered with the LiveWell Kershaw Coalition (LWK) to take action towards leading healthy lives while encouraging others to do the same. On April 13, LWK hosted Just Imagine It, a one-day workshop for high school students in Kershaw County to come together and create an action plan. During this workshop, students Continue Reading