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The benefits of walking: To live longer, walk faster!

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2017, Circulation
walking

In Sydney, Australia, a group of doctors and researchers working in geriatric medicine decided to see if they could work out how fast the Grim Reaper walks . . .

They had a valid aim, however morbid it may seem…

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Memory problems: Have you forgotten something?

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 March 2017, Memory and concentration
memory problems

Do you find yourself struggling to remember a certain name or experiencing a memory lapse at an inopportune moment?

Losing your keys, or forgetting why you’ve gone into a room? These things happen to us all, believe it or not, but they do tend to happen more as we get older – usually because we’re thinking about something else. ..

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Brain oxygenation…are you getting enough?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2016, Circulation
brain oxygenation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Respiration physiology is rather complex (it can be at the level of the lungs or at the level of the cell), and if you’re suffering from insomnia you may have just found your cure!

Joke aside, respiration is a fascinating process with remarkable implications. We know that we need oxygen to live, and that every cell in the body requires oxygen (O2) and gets rid of carbon dioxide (CO2), but no other organ gets so much priority over oxygen like the brain does—not even the heart!

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How to prevent dementia?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 July 2016, Memory and concentration
dementia

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

A large number of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. When the memory loss is not due to any underlying medical condition, the term age-related memory loss or impairment is applied.

This is a normal process. On the other hand, brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease are very severe and often begin with serious memory loss. This article briefly explores the basics of what you need to know about dementia…

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5 typical symptoms of a poor circulatory system

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Circulation
poor blood circulation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Often we refer to swollen feet and cold hands as “poor circulation”, but what exactly does this mean?

Is our heart not pumping blood properly? Are our lungs not absorbing enough oxygen? Is that oxygen not being carried to the organs and tissues that require it? Is the blood thicker and thus slower? Are only our arms and legs affected by “poor circulation”?
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