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Impact of social relationships on Alzheimer’s memory impairment: mechanistic studies

Impact of social relationships on Alzheimer’s memory impairment: mechanistic studies

An early sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is frequent forget of recently happened events, which culminates in cognitive impairment that not only affects a person’s living ability but also becomes a society’s as well as a family’s economic burden. AD is the most common form of dementia…
Loneliness is Toxic: A 75-year study of 724 Men

Loneliness is Toxic: A 75-year study of 724 Men

Harvard University tracked 724 men over 75 years and discovered that more than education, more than economic standing, more than anything else in life, good relationships keep us happier and healthier. In this talk, psychiatrist Robert Waldinger shares three important lessons learned from the study as well…
Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality

Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality

It’s not too late: Creating strong social connections can reverse the negative effects of loneliness. Actual and perceived social isolation are both associated with increased risk for early mortality. In this meta-analytic review, our objective is to establish the overall and relative magnitude of social isolation and…
Build Social Connections to Fight Loneliness

Build Social Connections to Fight Loneliness

Studies show that strong social relationships save lives.You may be good at building your retirement nest egg — but paying attention to building your social circle, not just your IRA balance, may be equally important. Taking practical steps to combat chronic loneliness — which afflicts about 28…
Socializing for your Health? How Staying Connected is Just as Important as Staying Active

Socializing for your Health? How Staying Connected is Just as Important as Staying Active

While you should still exercise for cardiovascular health, weight management and strength benefits, strong relationships and a sense of togetherness can lead to healthier and longer lives. Nearly every major medical research center in the country is involved in studies to better understand the connection between…
Economic Impact of Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those with and without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Economic Impact of Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those with and without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Moderate‐vigorous physical activity is associated with significantly lower health care spending in people with and without established cardiovascular disease. Physical activity (PA) has an established favorable impact…
Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Middle Age and Health Care Costs in Later Life

Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Middle Age and Health Care Costs in Later Life

A 2015 study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found that average annual health care costs were significantly lower for participants aged 65 years or older with high midlife fitness than with low midlife fitness in both men and women. Physical inactivity is a global pandemic,…
Inadequate Physical Activity and Healthcare Expenditure in the United States, a CDC Report

Inadequate Physical Activity and Healthcare Expenditure in the United States, a CDC Report

This study estimates the percentage of health care expenditures in the non-institutionalized United States (U.S.) adult population associated with levels of physical activity inadequate to meet current guidelines. Leisure-time physical activity data from the National Health Interview Survey (2004–2010) were merged with…