Health News: Blood Type & Brain Health


Blood type may affect brain function as we age, according to a new large, long-term study. People with the rare AB blood type, present in less than 10 percent of the population, have a higher than usual risk of cognitive problems as they age.

University of Vermont hematologist Mary Cushman and her colleagues used data from a national study called REGARDS, which has been following 30,239 African-American and Caucasian individuals older than 45 since 2007. The aim of the study is to understand the heavy stroke toll seen in the southeastern U.S., particularly among African-Americans. Continue the rest of the article here.

Exercise – The Full Squat

Can you squat? Can you full squat? This great article explains how this exercise is a must do for many of us and was something that was innate to us from birth. Make it a goal for 2015!

Body Matters – You Are the CEO!


It may be the winter months – but take 20 to 30 minutes a day and move! Walk, run, go to the gym, walk a dog, clean your house – it all adds up to a better you. Try a new activity, learn to dance – the options are endless!