The health benefits of a random act of kindness
“Spreading kindness not only helps others feel better about themselves — it can also boost the giver’s health and happiness, according to research. It’s a win-win for all. Putting the well-being of others before our own without expecting anything in return — or what is called being altruistic — stimulates the reward centers of the brain, studies have shown. Those feel-good chemicals flood our system, producing a sort of “helper’s high.” Volunteering, for example, has been shown to minimize stress and improve depression.”

The Best Exercises To Try If You Have Ulcerative Colitis
“Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. According to experts at the Cleveland Clinic, ulcerative colitis mostly affects the lining of the large intestine, as well as the rectum. While anyone can get ulcerative colitis at any age, it is most likely to affect people between the ages of 15 and 30 or those who have a close relative with the disease.”

New CSPI Partnerships with 35 local, state, and national organizations to push policy change on food and nutrition
“The Center for Science in the Public Interest is supporting a diverse group of 35 organizations to help advance better food and nutrition policy at the local, state, and national levels.”

Most cancer patients want access to complementary therapies before treatment
“Nearly two-thirds (62%) of people with cancer want to know about complementary therapies such as exercise, nutrition counseling, massage, and meditation before starting conventional treatment, but only 33% of oncologists agree with that timeline, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Samueli Foundation.”

Health Headlines: Taking time for “Workout Snacks”
“Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Between work, family, and chores, after a long day the last thing on your might is probably exercising. While studies have long shown that exercise improves your brain health, manages weight, strengthens bones and muscles, and reduces the risk of disease, new research is showing that you may not need a full workout to get those benefits.”

Intermittent fasting is not always healthy, may lead to disordered eating, study finds
“Intermittent fasting (IF) is a popular diet trend among health and fitness enthusiasts, which involves not eating during planned intervals of time. While intermittent fasting may offer some health benefits, researchers are still working to understand the full impact of this eating pattern.”

Colleagues can encourage employees’ healthy eating behavior
“Scientists from Cologne and Utrecht have found that employees are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as well as engage in physical activity when their colleagues encourage a healthy lifestyle. Also, employees’ healthy eating behavior is positively correlated with their colleagues’ fruit and vegetable consumption.”

8 Mentally Stimulating Activities For Anyone Navigating Mobility Loss
“You’ve probably heard the adage “use it or lose it.” And while most people might associate that phrase purely with physical activity, it also applies to mental acuity as well.”

The surprising health benefits of oranges
“Oranges are full of vitamins and nutrients that can boost your immune system, your sight and keep you hydrated.”

Scientists Reveal How Much Exercise You Need to ‘Offset’ a Day of Sitting
“We know that spending lots of time sitting down isn’t good for us, but just how much exercise is needed to counteract the negative health effects of sitting down all day? Research suggests about 30-40 minutes per day of building up a sweat should do it.”