Global air pollution decrease life expectancy by 1 year

Air pollution has been related to a variety of diseases that can cause premature death including: heart disease, strokes, lung cancer, and COPD. Air pollution is composed of a variety of gases (carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, etc) and particulate matter. Particulate matter is often grouped into two categories; PM2.5 which is less than 2.5 micros…

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood increases risk for COPD mortality in adulthood

Second-hand smoke is associated with many negative health outcomes for both children and adults. In children, second-hand smoke can cause era infections, more frequent and severe asthma exacerbations, and respiratory infections. As adults, exposure to second-hand smoke has been linked to heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke. In recent year second-hand smoke exposure has been…

Strength training can prevent you from dying prematurely.

If you haven’t already started exercising routinely you should. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity can prevent deaths caused by cancer, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, smoking, and obesity. Exercising regularly is, aside from quitting smoking, one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health. The benefits of exercise are…

Drink more coffee if you want to live longer!

Coffee is awesome! It wakes you up in the morning and warms you on those cold winter days. The aroma of brewing coffee is comforting, enticing, and stimulating all on its own. Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans that are actually the seeds of the red berries found on the Coffea plant. While we…