A number of new discoveries have come to be revealed on a variety of medical studies and articles during 2013. Here is a list of 10 that you might find interesting to know and keep in mind as part of your health and wellness planning.
1. Having a Pet May Bring a Cardio Boost – Dog owners tend to get more of the recommended levels of exercise than non-dog owners
2. Grief can affect the body in a way that can be damaging to the body with a predisposition to heart attacks 21 times higher the next day and 6 times higher the following week
3. Meditation can cut cravings
4. Doing what you love can add years to your life
5. Broccoli is a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and K, as well as potassium, zinc, and fiber. In addition to have a benefit to protect against some types of cancer, it has also been discovered to help protect joints from arthritis
6. Video games requiring quick thinking might be more effective than crossword puzzles in preventing or slowing down deterioration of brain function
7. Working past retirement age tends to have a positive effect on mental acuity and helps to prevent mental decline
8. Those who use sunscreen on a daily basis have been found to have 24% less skin aging than individuals who use it randomly
9. Social psychologists have found that the more time people spent on Facebook during a single two hour period, the worse they felt
10. Starting annual mammograms at age 40 can be more beneficial than having them done every other year starting at age 50
There you go. Pick one or two or more and integrate them into your routines.