This Week In Health News
Every week, The S-Life Mag will make sure you’re in the know about the latest scientific studies and current events pertaining to health, wellness, nutrition and more. This is the stuff you need to know for your body, mind and soul!
- Research suggests calorie restriction can cause biochemical changes that actually slow down aging. But I thought Sakaralites didn’t count calories, you’re thinking. Don’t worry—in a different study, vegans and vegetarians lost more weight than omnivores without counting a single calorie.
MORE GOOD STUFF…
- Experts have figured out the secret to killer dance moves. A study revealed that it’s all in the hips… and a little bit of asymmetrical upper and lower body movement for good measure. Combined, these moves indicate sensuality, as well as motor control, a seemingly unsexy trait that actually suggests intelligence and creativity (ah, now we get it).
- Think twice before you swipe! Research suggests use of the dating app Tinder could do a number on your self-esteem.
- Take the stairs and you can consider your workout for the day done. A study found that brief, intense stair climbing is an effective way to boost cardiorespiratory fitness. We’re talking 10 minutes a day, three days a week. Totally doable, right?
- Want to lower your levels of cortisol, the stress hormone? (The correct answer is yes, you do…because it’s linked to weight gain, poor sleep quality, brain fog, thyroid issues and more.) Then consider tying the knot! A study found married people have lower cortisol than singles.
- One study may put an end to generations of sibling rivalry. It found that first born children are smarter than their siblings, possibly due to having received more mental stimulation during early development.
- We won’t say we were heartbroken when we woke up to a snow day here in NYC last Thursday. But a new study lends credence to something medical experts have long suspected: that snowstorms are linked to heart attacks, particularly among men.
- Lawmakers are going head to head with Marathon Pharmaceuticals because the drug company is price gouging a steroid medication that treats a rare form of muscular dystrophy. The current price—a staggering $89,000 per year—is more than a 4,000% increase.
- Lower back pain is a very common ailment…and one that really shouldn’t be treated with hard drugs or surgery, according to new clinical treatment guidelines. The good news? Doctors say the condition improves with time regardless of treatment.