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People Prefer to Buy Health & Wellness Products to Keep themselves Healthy and Fit – London Daily Post

A lot of people are now investing their money to buy health & wellness products to keep themselves healthy and fit. The technology revolution and the changing lifestyle have led to a boom in the rising awareness about the ways to live a healthy lifestyle.

Since there is a steep increase in the number of lifestyle disorders, it has given more reasons for people to work on living a healthy life. They are working to improve their eating habits and spending time doing a home workout. The availability of cheap health & wellness products has given people a chance to maintain their overall fitness.

More Preference to Home Workout

The current pandemic situation has left people with no other option than to work out at their homes. For this, they are buying different home workout equipment to live their life to the fullest. Especially, the athletes who are working out at home to keep themselves fit are choosing to buy health & wellness products.

They are choosing to buy a massage gun after reading the reviews for the best massage guns of 2020. It is helping to maintain their physical fitness while staying at their homes. This tool helps to remove treat sore muscles in an effective manner.

Availability of Affordable Health Products

The availability of affordable health products is a major reason that is leading to a boom in the popularity of different health products. Gym equipment and other healthy eatables are enjoying more demand among people at a global level. Not just youngsters but also the middle age as well as old age people are buying health products on a large scale.

A Boom in the Wellness Economy

There is steep growth in the wellness economy over the last few years. As per the data revealed by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the size of the wellness economy stood at $4 trillion in 2018. The major reason for this growth is the changing relationship between people with health care. A lot of people are now prioritizing to live a healthy lifestyle and they are spending money to live a life full of wellness.

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Men’s mental health group plans to expand in North Somerset – North Somerset Times

PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 October 2020

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Talk Club will start at the For All Healthy Living Centre today (Thursday). Picture: Talk Club

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Talk Club, which encourages men to chat openly and freely about their battle to cope with modern life, is aiming to branch out with events in Clevedon, Portishead, Nailsea and Backwell next year. The mens mental health forum launched at the For All Healthy Living Centre last month. Since then, founder, Neil Harris, has been inundated by men eager to find out more and put their names down for sessions.

Neil said: Looking to April 2021, it would be great if there could be independent Talk Club groups across North Somerset, led by a team of captains that receive ongoing training, supervision and support from a central source.

The format, which has proved successful in Bristol, was created by filmmaker Ben Akers, whose best friend Steve Yates took his own life at the age of 38.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020: Know The Importance Of Breast Self-Exam And Early Diagnosis – NDTV Doctor

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020: The month of October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read here to know more about breast cancer and how why breast-self exam is important.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020: Timely diagnosis may increase survival rates

It's the fear of having breast cancer which makes every woman more aware and alert about screening. Most of the breast lumps (90%) are benign, only a few will turn malignant. But, to identify whether the lump is benign or malignant, all women need to do is, go through breast self-examination and screening mammography if suggested with an expert opinion. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in females nearly exceeding cervical cancer. India's National Health Profile 2011 predicts that by 2020; breast cancer will overtake cervical cancer as the most common type of cancer among women in India. Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in urban areas in India and accounts for about 25% to 33% of all cancers in women. However in Mumbai, it accounts for 28.7% of all cancers.

The life time risk of having breast cancer in women is 1 in 8 in the US, while in India its 1 in 30 in rural and 1 in 60 urban regions. This is due life style changes and other factors.

At present, many do not opt for diagnosis or treatment because women are shy, they don't complain when they find a lump in their breast. This is the reason they mostly get diagnosed very late or in the advanced stage. Combine this with the fact, that over 50% breast cancer patients in India present in stages 3 and 4, which affects the survival rates of the patient.

Now a day, the management of breast cancer requires multimodality treatment option such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy which in fact involve a huge cost to the patients. Most of the time, it's the cost which is the key factor for delay in treatment.

To overcome the crisis of cost and late presentation, the best modality is prevention of breast cancer through breast cancer awareness programme for all age groups and breast self examination (BSE) and expert consultation with screening modality. BSE can start at the age of 20 after the 5th day of menses completion every month. As the general population screening, recommendation would be mammography after the age of 50 once in 2 years. For a high risk woman, apart from self examination, it is recommended to seek expert help annually with mammogram or MRI. WHO says there is significant evidence to show that mammography screening among women age 50-70 years group reduces mortality by 15% to 25%. Only awareness can reinforce the message that early detection of breast cancer can actually fully cure it.

(Dr. Sandeep Bipte, Consultant Surgical Oncology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre)

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Healthy Living: The link between posture and pain – ABC27

Sitting and looking at your phone? Hunched over your computer? You may want to sit up straight after reading this.

Worldwide back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work and it is the leading cause of disability, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

Posture expert Michelle Joyce says posture isnt just a sign of social status or etiquette, it impacts how we feel.

A lot of us develop very tight chest muscles and it continues to pull your posture out of alignment, she explains.

Joyce says we live life with our shoulders rounded forward. From driving a car, to being on our phone or computer, it is all with our hands in front of us.

This habit can impact our ability to breathe while also straining our neck and back.

Right now, many of us are working from home and our kids are doing virtual learning. Joyce says it is important that the whole family focuses on helping each other with their posture.

For kids, she suggests they avoid doing school work on the couch, in bed or on a bean bag chair as that does not allow for proper alignment of the spine.

For adults, she says to look at your desk set up. Make sure your wrists are lower than your elbows when you type and ensure your head doesnt lean forward toward the screen.

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Local Event: Sleep and Your Health offered by NWH’s Center for Healthy Living – Patch.com

MOUNT KISCO, NYNorthern Westchester Hospitals(NWH) Center for Healthy Living will help people feel better, and sleep more soundly. Located next to the Whole Foods Market at Chappaqua Crossing, the Center for Healthy Living, supports health and wellness goals through education, health resources, diverse programing and referrals. For a list of upcoming Free events and registration, visit Eventbrite.com. All programs are offered over Zoom.

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October 22nd from 2:00 to 3:00pm:

Getting the right amount and quality of sleep is vital for good health. Join Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, director of NWHs Center for Sleep Medicine, to learn strategies for falling asleep, healthy sleep habits, common sleep disorders, including diagnostic testing and treatments. The class will address sleep issues for children and adults. Register at: https://nwhsleephealth.eventbrite.com

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About Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a member of Northwell Health, provides quality, patient-centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment. NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high-quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York States largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 72,000 employees 17,000-plus nurses and 4,500 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners are working to change health care for the better. Were making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow usus @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Senior Living: Healthy attitude, healthy living and luck go a long way – National Post

A few weeks ago my ex-wife had me over for dinner on my birthday. And her card for me read Ever notice, the older we get, the more were like computers? We start out with lots of memory and drive, then we eventually become outdated, crash at odd moments, acquire errors in our systems, and have to have our parts replaced.

She proved prescient, since sometimes I get light-headed when I walk. So my doctor had arranged a series of tests. One of them involved my wearing a heart monitor one weekend. When a couple of weeks later, in mid-September, I met with the cardiologist for the followup and he recommended a pacemaker implant: Apparently my heart periodically stops beating for three seconds and his concern was that it would at some point forget to do so for five seconds, causing me to keel over and break a hip.

And my luck held once again, for the very next day his office called me with an appointment for day surgery in early October.

On Oct. 6 I went under the knife. Putting in a pacemaker is not a major procedure (I was in and out of the hospital in six hours), since they place it just under the skin below the left clavicle and thus dont have to cut into any muscle. And I am glad Im right-handed, since I will be restricted in the use of my left arm for as much as six weeks. There was only one hiccup, when I took the law into my own hands but more about that in my next column on Nov. 17.

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Healthy Living: Dental issues like clenching on the rise, what to do about it – Q13 News Seattle

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SEATTLE - We know that stress is at an all-time high for most of us amid this pandemic. That added stress could have big impacts on our teeth.

New research released by the American Dental Association shows the majority of dentists are seeing an increase in stress-related oral health conditions among patients. These issues include chipped and cracked teeth, TMD symptoms and Bruxism-- a condition that includes clenching and grinding.

Dr. Crispen Simmons is a dentist who specializes in TMJ and orthodontics at his local practice. He says the issues we are seeing are obviously related to stress and that puts extra force on our teeth and can cause them to fracture or break.

"We try to mask it as best we can but its still, every day is a problem of some sort, and stress psychosocial issues certainly play a part.

The go-to when people have issues is usually a night guard, but Dr. Simmons says night guards just act as a band air to a deeper underlying problem,Night guards often help to protect the teeth, and theyre commonly made but theyre frequently not necessary and dont even really resolve the problem, they just keep you from interfacing your teeth directly, and sort of sanding them off if you will, but they dont solve any of the fundamental factors that could be involved.

While a nightguard may prevent you from further grinding, Dr. Simmons says to be careful because a night guard might actually create more issues like jaw pain, headaches, and neck and back issues.

Your bite is changing your posture, when they put a night guard in, it introduces a change in your bite, which requires you to change the posture of your head and when you change the posture of your head to accommodate that, it changes the strain on your cervical vertebra and muscles.

Dr. Simmons says underlying structural-developmental problems actually create an environment that is ideal for clenching and grinding problems and these issues begin when we are very young.

"If a child has lips apart while theyre just sitting around, walking around they have a problem. They cant breathe through their nose, and if they cant breathe through their nose, this is not gonna develop properly. If this doesnt develop properly, the upper jaw and the lower jaw as well are not gonna develop properly.

Dr. Simmons says unfortunately these aren't really issues we can fix ourselves and often happen in our sleep. He says you should seek treatment as soon as you notice a problem.

There are some things Dr. Simmons says we can do to decrease behaviors like clenching our teeth while in traffic,Often just by training and being self-aware, you can catch yourself and you know in your mind what those situations are, and you become self-aware and you go, oh I just have to relax, I just have to relax.

Dr. Simmons says meditation has been really beneficial for some of his patients, as it helps us to relax and regain control. We also want to be sure to have good posture throughout the day as an aligned spine and a jaw that is relaxed are some keys to avoid clenching.

According to the ADA more than a quarter of dentists are also seeing increases in periodontal disease, so cutting back on refined sugars is also a good idea.

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Health is the way ahead: Why Veganism is becoming a trend and not just a fad – The Financial Express

The rationale of veganism is to stop stressing, exploiting and taking animals life to an end of their species. (Representational image)

By Chef Yogesh Aminc

Veganism, a lifestyle espoused to cease the use of animal products, particularly in diet, namely dairy, meat and poultry. Veganism is not just a habit but has also become a trend towards healthy living, as more and more people are learning about the damage it is causing to the environment and animal species. The rationale of veganism is to stop stressing, exploiting and taking animals life to an end of their species.

According to a fictional story, the elephant was appointed as the prime minister of the jungle due to his patience and calm nature. He was also available to help his colleagues of the jungle with his heavy energetic huge body and caring nature. An elephant is an animal who sustains on plants, grass, trees for food which makes him so healthy, energetic, respected and someone whos looked upon. This may give us great virtuous precedent of growing into a vegan future.

Although meat, dairy and poultry provide us protein and calories, their consumption has now become a bit dangerous, as eggs are being injected for protein to develop faster, milk is made by using lab-based chemicals and hormones, cows, buffalos and other animals are kept as a breeding machine to bring forth their species. They are tied up in large factories and with the help of machines, their milk is extracted in large quantities. Therefore, in reality, the dairy industry is known to be not so white as presented.

Alongside cows and buffalos, many other animals are being shot down to make clothes, handbags, wallets, shoes, jewels, etc. Animals are treated to an extreme level of brutal advantage due to which the population of some animals is existing in the jungle, whereas the domestic ones are treated barbarically to make some or the other products.

Its been more than 6 months we have been quarantined due to this horrific pandemic corona-virus (covid19) which is stated to be a bat prone virus. Whether its grown in the market or made in the laboratory for medicinal purposes, this sets a cruel example of animal exploitation.

COVID-19 is known to lower the power of our immune system so that the person is not left capable of fighting respiratory disease. Vegan food habits and practices have been found beneficial in this difficult and crucial time of a pandemic. Vegan diet includes fresh fruits, seeds and vegetables which contain nutrients and micronutrients like vitamins and minerals, which makes our immune system strong and healthy. Correct and balanced vegan diet is also statistically considered to make us leaner and much less prone to obesity than the general population.

Veganism is a philosophy based on Ahimsa. Though the concept of Ahimsa originated in India, the term vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1940 by taking the first three letters and the last two letters of the word vegetarian. Awareness regarding food being the major cause of health or disease is on the rise. People are also becoming aware of their carbon and water footprint. Health is the Way ahead.

The columnist is H.O.D Food Production, ITM IHM Navi Mumbai. Views expressed are the authors own.

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Discovering the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19 – Michigan Medicine

Although the lungs are a common target for COVID-19s cytokine storm, so are the kidneys, making the 1 in 4 U.S. adults with diabetes resulting in diabetic kidney disease at increased risk for virus mortality.

But why are the kidneys so attractive to the coronavirus?

Recently published in Kidney International, a national research team made up of kidney clinicians, bioinformaticians, a molecular biologist, pathologist and virologist found that a protein on the surface of some kidney cells, called angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), is the primary COVID-19 entry receptor and aids in the activation of its uncontrolled immune response.

It also is responsible for the virus duplication, leaving patients sicker, longer.

Since higher levels of ACE2 expression on cells correlates with higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness, Matthias Kretzler, M.D., a study author and nephrologist at Michigan Medicine, sought out to learn more about which kidney cells create elevated levels of this protein and why, as well as if the molecular process of the vulnerable cells is similar to those in patients with COVID-19.

Using machine learning technology developed by study author Olga Troyanskaya, Ph.D., from Princeton University, the researchers were able to identify and categorize groups of genes that produced higher ACE2 expression levels in three different subject groups: healthy, living kidney donors (18 participants), those with diabetic kidney disease (44 participants) and those hospitalized with COVID-19 (13 participants.)

After analyzing more than 110,000 different cells in the three groups, Kretzler and the team identified networks of molecules that result in higher levels of ACE2.

Being able to characterize these molecular processes may help scientists quickly identify and develop therapies to lessen the risk of serious illness for patients, or even prevent COVID-19 infection from damaging the kidney, Kretzler says.

The groups shared a few molecular similarities, but one would become the focus of the researchers: ACE2 was predominantly expressed in cells that also expressed markers of specialized transport epithelial cells in the proximal tubules.

This area of the kidney is responsible for reabsorbing nutrients during the kidneys filtration process.

Using kidney biopsies from the healthy kidneys and those with diabetic kidney disease, and kidney cells retrieved from the urine samples of COVID-19 patients, the machine learning technology allowed the research team to pinpoint in what kidney cells ACE2 is found and what characteristics these cells have.

Cells that express the virus receptor, ACE2, were found to be locked and loaded for the virus, meaning many other proteins are found with ACE2 which interact with viruses during infection.

This wasnt only true in the COVID-19 infected patients, but also in kidneys from patients with diabetes. When comparing the kidney cells of COVID-19 patients with those with diabetic kidney disease, similar molecular processes were activated in both that would trigger severe COVID-19 illness.

Diabetic kidney disease, by nature, primes kidney cells in a way that can make them vulnerable to COVID-19, Kretzler says. In conjunction with COVID-19 and its inflammatory nature, serious kidney damage can occur.

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3 Interesting Ways Healthy Living Improves Your Life – STL.News

(STL.News) Most people already know how important it is to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Eating right and getting plenty of exercise is something that were taught about from an extremely young age. You know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables will give you a longer life, and a better immune system than binging on takeaway foods. You also know that exercising regularly is good for your body, and it boosts your chances of maintaining your stamina and independence as you get older. However, there are some other benefits to changing the way that you live that dont get as much attention. Here are just three bonuses that you may not have considered before.

Living right doesnt just make you healthier it improves your mood too. Working out regularly and eating healthy might be difficult at first, but youll quickly discover that you have more energy to do the things you love. Exercise also gives you a handy boost of feel-good chemicals, so you can fight off feelings of stress and anxiety. As your body becomes stronger and you feel better in yourself, youll notice that your confidence improves, and that you feel more capable of achieving your goals. It all starts with a few simple steps, like changing your diet, or adding more movement into your routine.

Looking after yourself is also great for your finances. When youre eating well, youre less likely to spend money on snacks and unhealthy foods that could add to your waistline. The amount you spend on groceries goes down, and you dont spend as much on fast food either. At the same time, youll notice that youre spending less on car maintenance, because you can walk more often. Aside from saving you money in the short-term, living well can also help you to save cash on your life and health insurance policies. If youre interested in finding out how viatical settlements work, and you decide that you want to sell your policy ahead of schedule, then you might find that you can get a bigger payout for your protection if you have a healthy lifestyle too.

Finally, changing the way you live opens the door to endless opportunities. When you have more energy due to better stamina, you can spend more time hanging out with friends and seeing the people you love. You can pursue hobbies after work, and accomplish more in the office, because you dont feel constantly exhausted. Your confidence will push you to take advantage of chances that come along to discover new things and meet new people. You might even notice that friendships and new relationships start to blossom from the people that you meet when you exercise. Or you might find a new healthy hobby that you can pursue when you need a way to manage your stress or spend an afternoon. Living well opens you up to endless chances to take full advantage of the world around you, and the amazing life youve been given.

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