Estimated 11 to 16 Million Americans to Have Alzheimer's by 2050

(PCM) Today, more than 5 millions Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is now being estimated that 11 million to 16 million people will have it by 2050.

The U.S. government says it will discover how to prevent and treat the disease by 2025, with one focus on the role of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain – a leading suspect in the form of dementia. That’s far off, and with no solid leads towards a cure, it may be a good idea to start taking preventative measures now. How do you keep your brain young and healthy? With exercise, stress management, and eating healthfully.… Full Story

It's Vegetarian Awareness Month! Tricks to Sneak More Veggies into Your Diet

(PCM) Halloween is just around the corner, and whether you’ve got a few trick-or-treaters of your own to take out or you’re just preparing for the little witches and zombies to arrive, chances are, your house is stocked with candy, pumpkins, and Halloween decorations galore. But with all the excitement of Halloween, it’s easy to forget what else October is all about: Vegetarian Awareness Month!

Sure, maybe no one ever refers to October as ‘Vegetarian Month’, but if you think about it, it is a good time to make sure you’re not neglecting your vegetables. Chances are, your house will be an all-you-can-eat candy buffet for the next month!… Full Story

My Weight Loss Adventure Day 74

I have been thinking about music a lot lately. We live in a very different age. 100 years ago or so, music was not something you could switch on or off whenever you wanted to. There were no radios no phonographs or record players or CD players of IPods or Ipads which could give you music when you wanted it. If you were middle class, you might own a piano or another musical instrument, but for the most part you only got music when someone else was playing it live, or you yourself were singing while working. Music was a real privilege.… Full Story

Why You Want To Drink More of This

(PCM) Drinking enough water throughout the day is one of the most important things you can do for your health; it’s right there next to eating healthfully and 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. The majority of the body is made up of water, after all!

It’s also a key component in weight loss: water helps fill you up, which can lead to less calorie intake, and it may also increase fat burning.

After you eat a big meal, fat burning is naturally slowed or even shut down because the body is busy breaking down the food, and what you drink with your meal can make a big difference.… Full Story

Sleeping Burns More Calories Than Watching TV

(PCM) Did you know that you burn more calories when you’re sleeping than when you’re awake watching television? Believe it or not, it’s true; in fact, you burn twice as many calories when you’re asleep compared to laying on the couch being a couch potato!

Sleeping isn’t considered a huge calorie burner (you’re not exactly working up a sweat in your sleep), but you might be surprised to learn that the average 150 pound woman burns about 63 calories an hour sleeping – more if you have greater muscle mass (another reason to get in the gym!). During sleep the body is using energy to restore and repair itself, unlike when you’re sitting watching TV.… Full Story

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