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Benefits of Swimming.

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Here are fifteen reasons to consider taking up swimming a form of exercise: it’s a whole-body workout, it builds cardiovascular strength, it’s suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, it’s a great skill to have, it’s beneficial for people with injuries, it’s good for people with disabilities, it can help those with asthma, it helps improve symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS); it’s safe to do during pregnancy; it helps burn calories; it adds variety and fun to your ...

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Folic Acid Supplementation in Pregnancy Helps Children of Women with Epilepsy.

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Common medications taken during pregnancy to prevent epileptic seizures can increase the risk of language delays in children, but a new study that included data from over 100,000 participants suggests that taking a folic acid supplement can cut that risk by up to 66%. Researcher Dr. Elisabeth Synnove Nilsen Husebye writes, “These results are important for women with epilepsy all over the world because many epilepsy drugs interact with the way folate is metabolized by the body, so we are ...

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Eat More Types of Vegetables.

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Among a sample of 1,429 Australian women over the age of 70, researchers observed a relationship between the diversity of vegetables one eats and their risk for suffering a serious fall. In particular, the research team found that for every serving of a different vegetable consumed per day, the risk for experiencing a serious fall drops by 8%.
Nutrients, August 2018

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Extra Fat Around the Middle Linked to Cognitive Impairment.

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Researchers have uncovered an association between a greater hip-to-waist ratio and worse performance on cognitive assessments after age 60. Given the high incidence of obesity in the aging population and the economic and social burden of cognitive dysfunction, the findings suggest that reducing obesity could offer a cost-effective public health strategy for the prevention of cognitive decline.
British Journal of Nutrition, August 2018

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Benefits of Whole Grains.

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Whole grains are an important part of a balanced diet, as they provide a source of fiber, several B vitamins, and important minerals such as iron, magnesium, and selenium. The Department of Agriculture notes that adding more whole grains to one’s diet can reduce constipation, improve heart health, aid in weight loss, and prevent neural tube defects during fetal development.
Department of Agriculture, August 2018

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