Revolutionary Study Unveils Exercise as a Key to Unlocking Better Sleep for All Ages
“In the hustle of our daily lives, where the glow of screens often replaces the setting sun, a groundbreaking study from the University of South Australia offers a beacon of hope. It suggests a simple yet profound solution to the widespread struggle for a good night’s sleep: more physical activity. Involving 1,168 children and 1,360 adults, primarily mothers, the research illuminates the profound impact of daily exercise on sleep quality, challenging the conventional wisdom that focuses on pre-bedtime rituals.”

Determinants and outcomes of health-promoting lifestyle among people with schizophrenia
“Healthy lifestyle is an important protective factor of developing cardiovascular disease in people with schizophrenia. However, little is known about the determinants of lifestyle and its contribution to metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to explore the influencing factors of health-promoting lifestyle (HPL) and its association with metabolic syndrome among people with schizophrenia.”

One in eight people are now living with obesity
“Geneva, March 1, 2024 — New study released by the Lancet shows that, in 2022, more than 1 billion people in the world are now living with obesity. Worldwide, obesity among adults has more than doubled since 1990, and has quadrupled among children and adolescents (5 to 19 years of age). The data also show that 43% of adults were overweight in 2022.”

Belly fat linked to cognitive decline in people at risk for Alzheimer’s
“Researchers from Rutgers University say abdominal fat could impact brain health and cognition among people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that middle-aged males with a high Alzheimer’s risk who had higher amounts of pancreatic fat had lower cognition and brain volumes. Abdominal fat also affected Alzheimer’s risk among female participants, but less so compared to males.”

Researchers unveil innovative remote nutrition education for adolescents with intellectual disability
“Researchers have unveiled innovative strategies to promote healthy eating habits among adolescents with special needs. MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D., BCBA-D., professor of special education at the University of Nevada, Reno and alumna Brianna Grumstrup, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education at the University of Maine, Farmington, conducted a study utilizing the System of Least Prompts (SLP) delivered remotely to provide nutrition education to high school students with an intellectual disability.”

Study reveals broader elements of personal recovery for individuals at risk of mental illness
“Definitions of what recovery means to people at risk of mental illness should extend beyond symptom remission into broader areas of life and wellbeing. According to researchers at the University of Birmingham, ‘personal recovery’ – defined as a person’s capacity to live a full meaningful life in a community of one’s choosing despite the limitations imposed by illness – can be experienced by people at risk of developing serious mental health problems.”

Yogurts can now make limited claim that they lower type 2 diabetes risk, FDA says
“In a decision nearly five years in the making, the US Food and Drug Administration has decided that yogurts can now make a limited claim that the food may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, the federal agency concluded Friday. The decision marks the first-ever qualified health claim the federal agency has issued for yogurt.” BUT read more…

Living near pubs, bars and fast-food restaurants could be bad for heart health
“Closer proximity to and a higher number of ready-to-eat food outlets — particularly pubs, bars and fast-food restaurants — may be associated with a greater risk of developing heart failure, according to a study of half a million adults in the UK Biobank. The association between food environments and increased heart failure risk was stronger among people who did not have a college degree and those living in urban areas without access to facilities for physical activity such as gyms or fitness centers.”

Mindful Eating Aims to Change Your Relationship With Food
“March 1, 2024 – You may be familiar with the basic steps: Slow down, notice what you’re eating, and enjoy your food. But mindful eating can be more nuanced, and if done with intention over time, it can change your relationship with food and benefit your health, experts say.”

Floating Towards Wellness: The Rising Tide of Sensory Deprivation Tanks in Stress Reduction and Therapy
“In an era where the quest for tranquility often leads to crowded yoga classes and mindfulness apps, a seemingly unconventional method is making waves in the health and wellness industry. Sensory deprivation tanks, also known as float tanks, are offering individuals a unique escape into stillness and serenity. By minimizing external sensory input, these tanks are not just about floating; they’re about fostering a profound sense of peace and well-being.”


1 in 3 women are impacted by obesity, but treatments are often uncovered
“NEW YORK — One in three women are impacted by obesity, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The disease is associated with more than 200 different health conditions, but treatments are often not covered by insurance. The Alliance for Women’s Health and Prevention is advocating for change with a new campaign.”