UN calls on doctors to promote lifestyle medicine first

by Stephen de Bruyn

UN calls on doctors to promote lifestyle medicine first Global action for lifestyle medicine The United Nations General Assembly held a highlevel meeting in 2011 on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, calling for commitment and collaboration between and within governments, the private sector, civil society, the United Nations and international organisations (33). In June 2012, the American Medical Association reached a resolution to “...urge physicians to ...

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Salt problems with meat

by Stephen de Bruyn

Added salt: Humble sausage could prove a snag for your health Syndey Morning Herald. 13.03.2018   High salt content in sausages can be a health snag. A barbecued “snag” could well be Australia’s national dish, but health groups are now urging the public to turn away from the sausage sizzle in favour of healthier items such as a vegetable or chicken skewer. New research analysing the salt content of more than 1000 processed meat products has found a sausage i...

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8 Most Effective Exercises For Weight Loss

by Stephen de Bruyn

When you're working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the minimum amount of time. Exercise scientists have been hard at work on this particular issue, and now years of research indicates that the following 8 exercises—done properly—are all you need to achieve the slim, taut body you're after. The American College of Sports Medicine reports that you can elevate your metabolism for up to 24...

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Social Health

by Stephen de Bruyn

Friends and family can literally save your life and give you better health! Many types of scientific evidence show that involvement in social relationships benefits health. The most striking evidence comes from prospective studies of mortality across industrialized nations. These studies consistently show that individuals with the lowest level of involvement in social relationships are more likely to die than those with greater involvement (House, Landis, and Umberson 1988). For example, ...

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Mental Health

by Stephen de Bruyn

The link between thinking and physical health-you are what you think! Mental health is a pivotal mechanism that works in concert with each of the other mechanisms to shape physical health (Chapman, Perry, and Strine 2005). For instance, the emotional support provided by social ties enhances psychological well-being, which, in turn, may reduce the risk of unhealthy behaviors and poor physical health (Kiecolt-Glaser et al. 2002; Thoits 1995; Uchino 2004). Moreover, mental he...

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Having friends is good for you!

by Stephen de Bruyn

Get connected! Having friends is good for you! Taken from the New York Times, June 2017 As the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported, “Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.” In a study of 7,000 men and women in Alameda County, Calif., begun in 1965, Lisa F. Berkman and S. Leonard Syme found that “people who we...

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