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Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly
A study of people who had strokes finds that symptoms were less severe in those who did light to moderate exercise, such as 4 hours of walking per week. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of protein powder?
People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types of protein powder and when and how to use them. (Medical News Today)

What are the best exercises for bat wings?
Strengthening the arms can help improve the muscles and promote fat loss. This can help to improve the shape of the arms and reduce excess and drooping skin that is there. This excess skin is sometimes known as "bat wings" or "bingo wings." Learn more about how to get rid of bat wings. (Medical News Today)

What are the most healthful nuts you can eat?
Nuts are one of the best sources of plant-based protein, and they provide a wide range of other nutrients and healthful fatty acids. A diet that contains nuts has the potential to improve both heart and overall health. In this article, we take a look at six of the healthiest nuts and their nutritional profiles. (Medical News Today)

Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulders. Keeping the joints mobile can relieve arthritis symptoms, such as pain and swelling. In this article, we explain how to perform specific shoulder stretches to improve range of motion and strength. We also cover how to exercise safely with arthritis. (Medical News Today)

These supplements may actually harm your health
A new study finds that numerous weight loss and fitness supplements contain unsafe amounts of a substance that may harm cardiovascular health. (Medical News Today)

What carbs should you avoid?
Many people avoid eating carbohydrates to help them lose weight. However, some carbohydrates are beneficial and can be healthful when included in the diet. Carbohydrates can be simple or complex, and each type has a different effect on the body. Learn more about how to eat carbohydrates healthfully here. (Medical News Today)

Walking may prevent heart failure in senior women
This first-of-its-kind study examines the association between walking and two different subtypes of heart failure among senior women. (Medical News Today)

What to eat before a workout to lose weight and build muscle
Many types of food can aid a workout by providing the body with energy and nutrients. The right foods can help to burn fat, build muscle, and prepare the body to recover from exercise. Learn what to eat before a workout here. (Medical News Today)

How do you kill food cravings?
Resisting the urge to eat can be difficult, especially when a person is following a new diet or trying to cut out certain foods. Carbohydrates and sugars can be particularly hard to resist because they release serotonin in the brain. However, several strategies can help to stop cravings. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How can I get to sleep easily?
Many people struggle with falling asleep. The time it takes to fall asleep varies from person-to-person, but there are several things that people can try to make themselves fall asleep faster. Tips to fall asleep naturally include exercise and avoiding caffeine around bedtime. Learn more about ways to fall asleep here. (Medical News Today)

How to manage morning stiffness with rheumatoid arthritis
A high percentage of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience stiff joints in the morning. People can relieve this morning stiffness by planning ahead and developing a morning routine to help deal with their symptoms. Learn about ways to manage and prevent morning stiffness here. (Medical News Today)

Best exercises for rheumatoid arthritis pain
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can benefit greatly from developing a daily exercise routine. Certain exercises can reduce RA pain, improve joint stiffness, and increase range of motion. In this article, we discuss the best types of exercise for RA, along with general exercise tips, and which exercises to avoid. (Medical News Today)

What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle?
People living a sedentary lifestyle spend too much time engaging in behaviors that expend very little energy. A sedentary lifestyle can cause severe health issues, including cancer, diabetes, and poor cardiovascular health. Solutions include doing more exercise. Learn about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle here. (Medical News Today)

How exercise affects metabolic hormones
A new study reveals that endurance training, such as cycling, impacts 'metabolic signaling molecules' differently to resistance training with weights. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of pistachios?
Pistachios are nuts that offer numerous health benefits. These benefits include eye health, gut health, and high protein content that may be beneficial for dieting. They are also full of antioxidants and good for blood sugar balance. Learn more about the health benefits of pistachios, and some common myths, here. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for pimples on the buttocks
When people refer to butt acne, they are typically referring to a condition called folliculitis. Although folliculitis on the buttocks can be uncomfortable, some home remedies, including regular washing, moisturizing, and saltwater sitz baths, may help. We look at seven home and natural remedies to relieve discomfort. (Medical News Today)

How serious is a fractured skull?
A skull fracture is a break in a skull bone, and the primary cause is trauma to the head. There are different types of fracture, but symptoms usually include a headache, bruising, and a loss of balance. Some skull fractures heal on their own while others require surgery. Learn more about skull fractures here. (Medical News Today)

What are the causes of unexplained muscle aches?
There are many potential causes of muscle aches. The muscles may ache due to overexertion or exercise, or they may have more severe causes, such as fibromyalgia or an autoimmune condition. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes of muscle aches, and how to treat them using home remedies. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between animal and plant proteins?
To function, the body needs protein. This essential element of the diet exists in both animals and plants. Anyone who wants to ensure that their diet is healthful should understand what animal and plant proteins provide. The distinction may be especially important for athletes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How much protein is too much?
Eating a high protein diet has many advantages for health. There are times, however, when a person may consume more protein than is healthy, especially if they have certain medical conditions. Consuming too much protein may lead to a variety of symptoms. Learn more about how much protein a person should consume here. (Medical News Today)

Essential stretches for warming up before a run
Stretching before a run can help improve performance and prevent injury by warming up the muscles, loosening joints, and increasing blood flow. It is best to do dynamic stretches before a run and static stretches afterward. Here, learn six essential dynamic stretches to do before a run. (Medical News Today)

Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know
The soleus is a calf muscle that is essential for a variety of daily activities, such as standing, running, and balancing. In this article, learn about the different grades of soleus strain and how a person can treat them with gentle stretches and first aid. We also cover other calf injuries and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How long does it take to heal a pulled quad?
The quadriceps, or quads, are a group of four muscles in the thigh. It is relatively uncommon to pull a quad, but it can result from sports injuries or strains. Symptoms include pain and tightness, and a person usually has to rest until the injury has healed. In this article, learn about recovery times and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about brain hypoxia
Brain hypoxia happens when a person’s brain does not receive enough oxygen. A complete lack of oxygen is called anoxia. Brain hypoxia and anoxia are medical emergencies. In this article, we provide an overview of brain hypoxia, when it might happen, the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, recovery prospects, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

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