Tag Archives: chronic diseases

A Dozen Benefits of Restful Sleep

Sleep is vital for lifelong health and well-being. But do you realize just how beneficial sleep can be? The following list includes twelve potential benefits of regular, adequate, restful sleep. Repair of worn or broken tissues – It doesn’t take much imagination that realize that your body needs time to repair worn parts. Sleep provides…

Live Longer, Live Better

Will greater longevity lead to lower quality of life due to chronic diseases, frailty, and disability? James Fries, a researcher at Stanford University, thought that seniors with healthier lifestyles would live longer yet have less cumulative disability than those with less healthy lifestyles. Beginning in 1984, Fries and his colleagues studied 523 men and women…

Is your blood pressure too high?

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about blood pressure. It’s a big health concern, especially for older people and African Americans. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) predisposes you to a raft of serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and erectile dysfunction. You can reduce your risk of hypertension…