Author: Art Jahnke

Attitude Health

Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Clearing your mind can clear up your blood pressure problems. That’s the verdict of a recent study by researchers at Harvard University, who monitored the blood pressure of people who were asked to meditate for 20 minutes a day for eight weeks. WBUR reports that the study was small, involving […]

Health Sex

For Most, Testosterone Supplements Do Nothing

Yes, we’ve read about how testosterone can increase strength, sex drive and confidence, but a 2015 study from researchers at Harvard Medical School suggests that for most men, that is, those whose testosterone is within the normal range, testosterone does almost nothing. The New York Times reports on the research, […]

Fitness

Best Exercises For Calorie Burn

Top calorie burning exercises, according to the National Institutes of Health: Running at 8 mph, jumping rope: 861 calories. Tae kwon do: 752 calories. Vigorous lap swimming: 715 calories. Stair-stepping: 657 calories. Running at 5 mph: 606 calories. Basketball, singles tennis, football: 584 calories. Rollerblading: 548 calories. High-impact aerobics: 533 […]

Sex

Housework And Sex, Yes, There’s A Relationship

New research suggests that an equal distribution of housework pays off in more ways than one. Couples get a clean house, and a better sex life. HealthDay reports on research conducted at Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, where social scientists looked at three scenarios to see how […]

Women's Health

Mediterranean Diet Builds Strong Bones

Here’s another thing that the Mediterranean diet is good for: strong bones, at least in the case of post menopausal women. Researchers at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil analyzed bone mineral density and studied the diets of 103 healthy women who had gone through menopause 5.5 years […]

Health

Exercise Slows Aging

Want to get older slower? Run faster, or at least more often. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, U.K. are convinced that people who exercise regularly maintain more muscle mass and have immune systems that appears to have aged slower than the immune systems of people who do not exercise. […]

Attitude

Holding Hands Eases Pain

Hold the Ibuprofen and start holding hands. That, according to research conducted at Colorado University and the University of Haifa, may be sufficient to ease some pain. A Colorado University news release reports that researchers in Haifa worked with 22 heterosexual couples, age 23 to 32, who had been together for […]

Pain

Think Before Repairing Meniscus

Surgical repair of a meniscal tear may be just what the doctor ordered, but the doctor may not have read the latest research, which suggests that the surgery is good for young athletic people with acute tears, but that older people with partial tears are probably better off  with exercise […]