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Popular Health Issues-Facts and Prevention
Q 1. Why WALKING?
Why walking? Walking is an exercise which has a low injury rate. You can
walk at a pace as you like. Walking improves circulation and stretching
decreases the buildup of lactic acid.
Health Tip: Seniors Who Walk for Exercise, HealthDay, June 8, 2004.
Q 2. Why WALKING?
There is another reason for walking-a prevention measure against erectile
dysfunction. Researchers studied some 31,000 men between ages 55 to 90
and concluded that men who regularly exercised typically had a
10-year delay in erectile dysfunction. Sedentary men may be able to
reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction by performing exercise at a level of at
least 200 calories a day, which corresponds to walking briskly for two miles.
Daily 2-Mile Walk May Prevent Impotence, by Sid Kirchheimer, WebMD Medical News, June 22, 2004
Q 3, Why LAUGH?
Scientists found that laughing may lower the risk of cardiac diseases.
Q4. Germ Fighters And Green Tea
While, Green tea has been shown to stimulate the immune system to fight
disease, Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer at Pace University suggested that white
tea extract could actually destroy in-vitro germs, such as Penicillium
chrysogenum and Saccharomyces cervisiae. - HealthDay, May 25, 2004.
Comment: Some tea leaves also contain compounds called Tea
Polyphenols. Tea polyphenols are natural plant antioxidants, which prevent
damage caused by free radicals to DNA and other molecules. Thus, they
demonstrate cancer preventive properties by reducing abnormal cell growth
and inflammation. The purified component, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG),
prevent colon cancer.