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Health Alert: Is a Negative Personality Linked to Heart Attack Risk? Personality evaluations of 150 myocardial infarction patients revealed that these individuals were more likely to have a negative outlook on life than the general population.                                                                                     Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, September 2020

Diet: A Commonly Used Joint Supplement May Benefit the Heart? Using data from several United Kingdom National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, researchers found that individuals who took a daily glucosamine supplement to support joint health had a 65% reduced risk for death due to cardiovascular disease in the following decade. Though further research is necessary to understand the nature of the relationship between glucosamine supplement use and improved heart health; however, they venture that
glucosamine may lower systemic inflammation in healthy individuals or that people who use these supplements may take more care of their health and be healthier overall.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, December 2020

Exercise: Outdoor Winter Workout Ideas. During the colder months, the American Heart Association recommends trying these outdoor activities to stay fit: brisk walking or hiking, jogging or running, raking leaves, shoveling snow, ice skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. If it is too cold, there are also plenty of indoor exercise choices as well. American Heart Association, November 2020

Chiropractic: Sacroiliac Adjustments Affect Pelvic Angles. Among a group of 100 adults with sacroiliac (SI)
joint dysfunction, researchers observed that a single adjustment of the SI joint resulted in measurable changes in the pelvic angle. The study reveals that specific chiropractic adjustments can have a positive influence on the pelvis to help correct anatomical alignment.                                                                 Health SA Gesondheid, December 2020

Mental Attitude: Paternal Involvement and Later Behavioral and Emotional Issues. A review of data
concerning nearly 5,000 older teens in the United States revealed that those whose fathers were more involved in their lives from ages 5 to 15 were less likely to have emotional and behaviors problems in late adolescence.
Social Service Review, December 2020

Wellness/Prevention: Tips for a Healthier Life. The United States Preventive Services Task Force offers these simple steps to live a healthy life, prevent disease, increase longevity, and improve physical, mental, and emotional health: get regular health screenings, don’t smoke, meet physical activity guidelines, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, and follow your doctor’s advice.
United States Preventive Services Task Force, December 2020

Quote: “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

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