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Researchers have discovered that it’s not only what you eat or drink that may increase the risk of heart disease, but also how much or how little sleep you get every night.
The study, led by Dr Chan-Won Kim, an associate professor at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital in South Korea, showed that both men and women who slept for nine or more hours each night had more of a calcium build- up in their arterial walls and stiffer arteries than those study participants who slept for seven hours each night. Participants who slept for five or less hours a night also had the same risk factors.
The research also showed that the quality of shut-eye mattered as those who slept erratically also suffered from the risk factors.The bottom line is to get enough good-quality sleep. If you are struggling to sleep well consider consulting a sleep specialist.
Store mushrooms in a loosely closed paper bag or wrapped in a damp cloth in the fridge. Storing mushrooms in plastic bags or airtight containers results in water accumulation and spoilage.
The yeast Candida albicans is resident in all human beings. Normally it would not cause any health problems. However, Candida is a classic opportunistic pathogen and under certain conditions it may grow out of control, resulting in unpleasant infections or systemic disease.
If you ask any sports person what they are most worried about, they will generally respond with one of two possible answers: injury or illness. The consensus of most scientists is that exercise is good for you, but up to a point.
Unfortunately, daily or twice daily heavy exercise training over months or years can become burdensome to your body, meaning enhanced chances of realising these injury and illness fears.
Q: I am in my early 50s and suddenly I am having trouble with niggly back aches that I never experienced before. Is there anything I can do on a daily basis to ease the pain and strengthen my back? C.G.
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