Five Health Tips for 2019 plus Health News: Vitamin D, Healthy Diet and Cognitive Skills

Health Risks From Vitamin D Deficiency

Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D and in winter time, most of us don’t get enough Vitamin D. Also, most of us don’t spend enough time in the sun to absorb the vitamin D. According to a recent study published by the Nation Center of Biotechnology, it’s important to understand the seriousness of vitamin D deficiency.

The deficiency of vitamin D is as bad as any other deficiency in our body. It can affect stamina, strength, and immunity, and health risks may occur.

Various studies linked vitamin D deficiency with heart complications and diseases. Many heart problems like hypertension, stroke, atherosclerosis, and stroke can be linked to vitamin D deficiency. There is also a link between low levels of vitamin D and aggressive prostate cancer.

According to studies, deficiency of vitamin D has a strong effect on mental health, from depression to schizophrenia. People who are vitamin D deficient are twice more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia compared to people who have a normal vitamin D level.

Vitamin D deficiency is also connected to severe erectile dysfunction in men. Men with vitamin D deficiency can have severe erectile dysfunction compared to those with less or no vitamin deficiency.

Furthermore, people with vitamin D deficiency have almost a double risk of dementia including diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The declined loss of reason, memory, thinking, and behavior can be part of dementia.

It’s important to spend as much time as possible outside, and if not possible, taking vitamin D from other sources is always a good idea.


Five Health Tips for 2019

One of the main New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthily and hit the gym. All in order to lose weight! A healthy, diverse and balanced diet will provide many benefits to stay healthy and lose those few extra pounds.

What we drink and eat has a great impact on our ability to fight infections. Furthermore, diet has a great impact on developing health problems later in life such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and different types of cancer.

What are the exact ingredients of a healthy diet? The answer to this question depends on different factors such as your age, how active you are and your health background. Five important diet tips on how to stay healthy are: eat a variety of food, reduce the use of oil and fats, cut back on salt, avoid alcohol and limit sugar intake.

To eat healthily is not easy, but a variety of healthy foods is the key while reducing the unhealthy foods rich in sugar, fats, and sugar. The key is also what we drink. Do we drink soda? Are we drinking too much alcohol? These are all important questions. Also, it’s important to notice when we are full and eating because we are bored or nervous. Stay healthy in 2019.

Walking, Cycling and a Healthy Diet May Improve Cognitive Skills in Elders

A new study suggests that if you walk or cycle for 35 minutes three times a week with a healthy diet,  you can improve your cognitive health, especially if you are older. The recent study was published in the journal Neurology. The researchers examined the effects of diet and exercise on the cognitive skills of older people.

The team of researchers examined 160 people with an average age of 65. Researchers examined their cognitive skills, diet and physical activity.

The study shows that those whose diet was rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, whole grains and those who exercised, had greater improvements compared to those who did not move a lot and who did not pay attention to their diet.

Participants of the study who exercised showed improvement in cognitive skills compared to those who did not exercise.

Co-author James A. Blumentha from Duke University Medical Center in Durham said:

“The results are encouraging because in just six months, by adding regular exercise to their lives, people who have cognitive impairments without dementia improved their ability to plan and complete certain cognitive tasks.”


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