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Mental Attitude: High Blood Sugar Can Impair Cognitive Function. 
A review of data from 25 published studies indicates that individuals who fail to maintain healthy blood sugar levels have an elevated risk for developing dementia later in life.
PLOS One, March 2018

Health Alert: TV Time Linked with All-Cause Mortality. 
Using data concerning 1.3 million patients from 34 published studies, a team of British researchers calculated that adults who watch television for three or more hours per day have an 8% increased risk of death before age 75.
European Journal of Epidemiology, March 2018

Diet: Cherries Provide Health Benefits. 
A recent research review of 29 past studies investigated the health benefits of sweet and tart cherries and found that cherry consumption improved sleep and decreased markers for oxidative stress; inflammation; exercise-induced muscle soreness and loss of strength; blood pressure; and arthritis.
Nutrients, March 2018

Exercise: Do Push-Ups for a Strong Chest and Core. 
Fitness experts recommend push-ups to help strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles. To perform a proper push-up, start on all fours and position your hands slightly wider than the shoulders. Place your toes on the floor, creating a straight line from the shoulders to the feet. While keeping your core muscles engaged, lower and lift your body by bending and straightening your elbows. If this is too difficult, place your knees on the floor instead of your toes. For a more challenging workout, add an exercise ball under the hips, knees, or feet.
WebMD, March 2018

Chiropractic: Headaches and Neck/Shoulder Function. 
According to a new study, patients with tension-type headaches have impaired muscle function in the neck and shoulders. The study also found that both strength training and ergonomics/posture correction resulted in improvements in both neck and shoulder function in patients with tension-type headaches. Further studies are needed to determine if normalization of muscle function in the neck and shoulders can reduce headache frequency and severity among tension-type headache sufferers.
Journal of Pain Research, February 2018

Wellness/Prevention: Prevent Teeth Grinding During Sleep. 
Teeth grinding can cause numerous problems such as local muscular pain, headaches, loss of tooth structure, gum recession, loose teeth, shortening of teeth, tooth sensitivity, cracked and broken teeth, and damage to the bone structure of the jaw and temporal mandibular joint. Experts from the National Sleep Foundation note that daytime stress can often lead to grinding of teeth at night. To help control this problem, they suggest the following: relax in the hours before bedtime; create a cool, comfortable, dark, and quiet environment for sleep; keep computers, tablets, and smartphones out of the bedroom; exercise regularly; and get enough sleep, as lack of sleep may worsen teeth grinding.
National Sleep Foundation, March 2018

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