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10 Ways To Start Healthy Exercise

If you are thinking of starting a new fitness regime, use these 10 tips for beginners to make sure that you reach your goals.

1. Make Your Workout Worth It If you want to get the most out of your workout, you need to remember that around 80% of the results that you get from your workout actually come from just 20% of your workout.
That means that in an hour’s session, only 12 minutes of the workout will contribute to the bulk of your results.

You need to make those minutes really count.

Use compound movements that work more than one muscle group at a time to really make the most of your time.

2. Remember to Eat Healthy Your body shaping goals can only be achieved by eating a healthy diet. If you are going to the gym so that you can go home and eat a double triple cheeseburger with a 2-person serving of French fries, you will not do your body any favors.

You should make sure that you eat in moderation, and remember that if you are burning off more calories, you will need to eat th…

Dementia Care: What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

When it comes to cognitive decline and dementia most people are aware of Alzheimer’s Disease the number one cause however, the 2nd most common cause Lewy Body Dementia is relatively unknown.
Photo credit: mrbill78636 via / CC BY

In fact, Lewy Body Dementia has been entitled the most common disease you have never heard of.

You are not alone, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, although Lewy Body Dementia accounts for up to 20% of dementia cases in the US, even doctors and medical professionals are unfamiliar with it.
What Is Lewy Body Dementia?
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) like Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive form of dementia that leads to cognitive decline.

Patients suffering Lewy Body Dementia lose their thinking and reasoning abilities to abnormal protein deposits in the brain called “Lewy Bodies”. The Lewy body protein deposits over time damage brain cells which leads to the cognitive decline.

Since many Lewy Body Dementia symptoms overlap with Alzheimer&…

The Zika Virus Is Very Problematic

Explainer: Where did Zika virus come from and why is it a problem in Brazil?
Amy Y. Vittor, University of Florida

From October 2015 to January 2016, there were almost 4,000 cases of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil. Before then, there were just 150 cases per year.

The suspected culprit is a mosquito-borne virus called Zika. Officials in Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica have suggested that women delay becoming pregnant. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised pregnant women to postpone travel to countries where Zika is active.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The World Health Organization says it is likely that the virus will spread, as the mosquitoes that carry the virus are found in almost every country in the Americas.

Zika virus was discovered almost 70 years ago, but wasn’t associated with outbreaks until 2007. So how did this formerly obscure virus wind up causing so much trouble in Brazil and other nations in South America?
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