Build Thick Thighs now to protect your knees later
A study from Germany found that people with higher levels of muscles in their thighs were less likely to show signs of arthritis in their knees four years later. The study cited muscle weakness as a major risk factor of arthritis development. All the more reason to get working on yours now.
Study says eating cheese everyday is good for your heart
The Journal of the American Society of Hypertension has revealed that eating an ounce of Grana Padano—a semi-fat hard cheese similar to Parmigiano Reggiano—daily for two months improved the systolic blood pressure (the top number) of people with high blood pressure by 7 to 8 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). In addition, it also improved their diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by 5 to 7 mm Hg. But, this only applies to the real cheese. Those who ate an imitation fake-dairy version of the cheese saw no improvement in their blood pressure readings.
Signs of a Silent Heart Attack
People with a high pain tolerance may be more likely to suffer from a silent heart attack according to the Journal of the American Heart Association. Although chest pain is one of the classic symptoms of a heart attack, many people have suffered from this disease silently and have not sought treatment for it. “Atypical” symptoms of heart attack include pain in the upper back or jaw, shortness of breath, nausea, and heartburn-like pressure in the upper abdomen. Silent attacks, said Dr. Andrea Ohrn, lead researcher of the study, are just as serious as ones that cause obvious chest pain, carrying similar risks of death or repeat heart attack over the long term.