Week of: Monday, March 25th, 2024

“Quality is never an accident. 
It is always the result 
of intelligent effort.” 
~ John Ruskin

Health Alert: Irregular Sleep Pattern Can Affect Health During Midlife.
According to a recent study, middle-aged adults who don’t maintain a consistent sleep schedule from night to night are more likely to develop poor metabolic and cardiovascular health than their peers who go to bed around the same time.
Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors, January 2024

Diet: Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Rich Diet May Reduce Some Heart Risks.
Dietary assessments of 443 ischemic heart disease patients and 453 age-matched adults without a history of heart disease revealed an association between a low intake of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and an increased risk for ischemic heart disease.
Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, February 2024

Exercise: It’s Probably Okay to Lift Weights Before Basketball Practice.
Contrary to popular belief that lifting weights before basketball practice can affect shooting accuracy or mechanics, a recent experiment found that resistance training beforehand had minimal, if any impact on shooting.
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, October 2023

Chiropractic: Neural Mobilization for Neck and Back Pain.
A systematic review and metanalysis of data from 39 clinical trials found that neural mobilization is an effective treatment for improving pain and disability in patients with either neck pain or back pain. Doctors of chiropractic frequently use mobilization as part of a multimodal approach for managing musculoskeletal disorders, including neck and back pain.
Clinical Rehabilitation, February 2024

Mental Attitude: Kindergarten Transition Is Important.
New research suggests that children who make new friends, adapt to schoolwork demands, and are able to collaborate with others during the first ten to fourteen weeks of kindergarten scored higher on academic and social-behavioral tests at the end of their year than their peers whose transition into kindergarten took longer. The findings suggest that kids who develop these key skills before kindergarten enrollment may be better equipped for early success in school.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, January 2024

Wellness/Prevention: Ultrasound Can Predict Preterm Birth Risks.
With the aid of ultrasound, researchers have been able to identify microstructural changes in the cervix that suggest an elevated risk for preterm birth, even if it’s the woman’s first pregnancy.
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, December 2023

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