Why sitting is bad for you – Murat Dalkilinç

Right now, you’re probably sitting down to watch this videoand staying seated for a few minutes to view it is probably okay.But the longer you stay put, the more agitated your body becomes.It sits there counting down the moments until you stand up againand take it for a walk.That may sound ridiculous.Our bodies love to […]

Smoking may increase kidney disease risk in African-Americans

Cigarette smoking is considered a universal health hazard, but it may be particularlydamaging to kidney function among African-Americans smokers, according to new research in Journalof the American Heart Association.Michael Hall, M.D., lead author of the study, says that “cardiovascular and kidney diseasesare closely linked, but few people are aware of the impact of smoking on […]

Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body – Enda Butler

You breathe in about 17,000 times per day.It’s a process you rarely think about,but behind the scenes, a huge coordinated effort is playing out.Your vital organs,the gut,brain,bones,lungs,blood,and heartwork together to sustain your lifeby delivering oxygen to tissues throughout your body.Most of our cells need oxygenbecause it’s one of the key ingredients of aerobic respiration.That’s the […]