Thursday, 24 May 2018

People who live in small, rural towns are EIGHT TIMES happier than city-dwellers

people bonding is key to happiness

People who live in rural areas are happier than city dwellers, new research has found.

Cities have higher salaries, higher education levels and lower unemployment rates.

However, that meant nothing in terms of joy: people who lived in the countryside were, on average, eight times happier than people in urban areas, the study found.

The researchers said the findings lay bare the undeniable importance of strong communities over social isolation. 


Exercising regularly can keep heart and arteries young

People should exercise, any form of exercise, four or five times per week to keep their heart, arteries and even their looks youthful, scientists say. Exercising fewer than four times a week only ensures the health of smaller arteries.

As people get older their arteries – which transport blood in and out of the heart – tend to stiffen up, which increases the risk of heart disease.

Note: In many cases when the seniors are required to give blood for testing, the nurses would find it hard to draw blood because most of the seniors' blood vessels had already closed (hardened) or too thin (fragile).

Regular exercise can keep arteries supple and improve blood flow, which is good for the heart and can keep people's skin looking young for longer, as well as improving wellbeing and boosting energy.


An egg a day tied to lower risk of heart disease

People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don't eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests.

Researchers examined survey data on egg consumption among 461,213 adults who were 51 years old on average. When they joined the study, none had a history of heart disease. Overall, they ate an average of half an egg daily; about 9% of them avoided eggs altogether while 13% ate roughly one egg every day.

Compared to people who never ate eggs, individuals who ate an average of 0.76 eggs per day were 11% less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases and 18% less likely to die from these conditions, the study found.

The take-home message from this is that when consumed in moderation, there does not appear to be an elevated risk of developing heart disease or stroke.

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