Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness

It’s a fitness regime that seems perfectly tailored for Zoomers. Functional fitness is one of the latest gym buzzwords. It’s a type of exercise program that mimics the activities of daily life. It focuses on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in...
Shorter Work Week

Shorter Work Week

Would a shorter work week make you happier? Maybe not, according to a study in The Journal of Happiness Studies. South Korea was the perfect place to test this question. It changed its labor laws in 2004, reducing the work week to five days a week and 40 hours from...
Broccoli and Osteoarthritis

Broccoli and Osteoarthritis

Here’s another reason to eat yourbroccoli: a compound in this much-maligned vegetable has been found to stop or at least slow down the most common form of arthritis. A study in Arthritis and Rheumatism found that the compound sulforaphane can slow down osteoarthritis...
Aphasia Treatment

Aphasia Treatment

It’s an experimental procedure that could make life a lot better for up to 30% of stroke survivors. Those are the people left aphasia, a condition that makes it hard to understand language, speak, read or write. Researchers found that stimulating the brain with...
Perfect Pitch

Perfect Pitch

Here’s an encouraging finding for Zoomers who would like to develop musical talent later in life. A study from the University of Chicago finds that adults can be trained to achieve perfect pitch and maintain it for months. Perfect pitch is the ability to identify a...
Talk Therapy for Insomnia

Talk Therapy for Insomnia

It’s practically an epidemic and it can really interfere with your life! Insomnia is notoriously difficult to deal with. But after reviewing a total of 20 studies, researchers say Non-drug talk therapy can help adults who lie awake in bed most nights. They came to the...