24 Jul, 2024
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The Tennis Ball Exercise That Can Check Your Grip Strength (And Your Longevity) – Health Digest

The tennis ball squeeze is just that — squeeze the tennis ball in one hand for up to 15 seconds. Be sure all five fingers are fully engaged, noticing if there’s any tension in your knuckles. You’ll probably feel tension in your forearms, and your biceps might share in some of the work if your […]

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We Tried TikTok’s Sweatshirt Hack To Sleep Like A Baby. Here’s How It Went – Health Digest

According to Callie Galey, start by folding a sweatshirt of your choice in half with the sleeves left to hang down. Then, place it over the top half of your head, leaving your nose and mouth open. Then, lie down and use the sleeves of your sweatshirt (now directly behind your head) to wrap thick […]

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One Reason You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee Before Sex (And One Reason Why You Should) – Health Digest

Caffeine and coffee acids, such as chlorogenic acid and N-alkanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide, can cause digestive discomfort in some people. Caffeine works by increasing the frequency of contractions in your gastrointestinal tract. This is why a lot of people turn to the beverage as a natural stimulant that helps them stay regular.  However, for people with sensitive guts, this […]

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One Type Of Legume Has The Most Amount Of Protein Per Gram – Health Digest

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 1 gram of salt-free, dry-roasted peanuts (the equivalent of a single peanut) you’ll get 0.244 grams of protein. Chickpeas, alternatively referred to as garbanzo beans, are also rich in protein. In a 100-gram serving of cooked chickpeas with no salt added you’ll find 8.86 grams of […]

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The Hidden Dangers Of Low Testosterone Men Should Look Out For – Health Digest

Though there are connections between low testosterone and several medical conditions, three conditions stand out for their seriousness. The link between low testosterone and heart disease starts with metabolic syndrome (via Johns Hopkins Medicine). Men with metabolic syndrome typically carry excess weight in their midsections, have insufficient levels of “good” cholesterol, and exhibit higher-than-average blood fasting levels. Together, those […]

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This Underrated Fruit Beats Out Watermelon For Most Hydrating – Health Digest

If it seems odd to use tomatoes as a way to keep yourself hydrated, remember that you can eat your water as well as guzzle it. That’s why you don’t necessarily have to drink several glasses of water daily to stay hydrated. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, food account for around one-fifth of […]

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The Ideal Age Gap For A Healthy Sex Life Isn’t What You’d Expect – Health Digest

An older 2012 study focused on couples from Hong Kong and published in The Journal of Sex Research noted a 2- to 4-year age gap (where the husband was older) as being the best in terms of sexual satisfaction for men. Despite such research, experts maintain that these disparities and how they affect your sex life cannot […]

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The Unexpected Vitamin That Can Increase The Risk Of Prostate Cancer – Health Digest

In the 2011 JAMA Network study, researchers revisited findings from an earlier trial that showed selenium and/or vitamin E supplementation did not lower prostate cancer risk, but instead, demonstrated an increased risk for the disease albeit one that was considered statistically nonsignificant. The research involved more than 35,500 healthy men who were either given selenium […]

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Avoid These Dangerous Ibuprofen Mistakes If You’re Over 50 – Health Digest

While there are some circumstances that might warrant alternating between ibuprofen and acetaminophen, it’s generally not safe to take this medication with other anti-inflammatory and painkilling medicines. In fact, mixing medicines could cause serious adverse health effects that affect everything from the stomach to the kidneys, especially among older individuals with compromised organ function. It […]

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The Little-Known Squash That Can Help Lower High Cholesterol – Health Digest

Real_life_photo/Shutterstock Summer is that time when you go into a grocery store and see lots of fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle that you’ve not seen in ages. It is also the time when you realize that you don’t know about all the green goodness that’s out there. Enter the chayote (scientific name: Sechium edule), […]