This Week In Health News
Every Wednesday, 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!
- Whole Foods is making headlines with their picks for the top food trends for the coming year. Among them is flexitarianism, which actually isn’t that different from eating Sakara style. Instead of sticking rigidly to one diet (like veganism, for example), flexitarianism encourages taking the best of several different diets and following those guidelines most of the time. It’s balanced, sustainable…and unlikely to drive you completely crazy.
MORE GOOD STUFF…
- Is this the beginning of the end for the great protein myth? One recent study suggests that if you’re trying to lose weight and stave off snack cravings, fiber (not protein) is the way to go.
- One in six U.S. adults say they’ve taken prescription psychiatric drugs, like anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications.
- There’s no getting around the fact that physical activity—and it can be anything you like, be it spinning, dancing all night or just walking to work—is essential to wellness. Unfortunately, if you spend a lot of your time sitting at a desk, it might cancel out the benefits of your exercise routine.
- Strong social ties are key to long-term health after breast cancer, according to new research.
- It’s possible that statins (commonly-used drugs for regulating cholesterol) may decrease Alzheimer’s risk, but there’s a catch: race and gender both seem to affect the potential benefits.
- Looks like the kids are all right, after all. A study of American teens shows they’re drinking less and doing fewer drugs than ever.