Latest Health News: Week of July 11-17, 2016 by Shashi Agarwal, MD

Important Health News of the Week with Supplemental Information Resources from the Web


July 11, 2016, Monday
Strength Training

July 12, 2016, Tuesday
Sugary Drinks
Swimming Pools

July 13, 2016; Wednesday

July 14, 2016, Thursday

July 15, 2016, Friday
Second Hand Smoke

July 16, 2016, Saturday

July 17, 2016, Sunday

July 11, 2016, Monday

Shashi Agarwal, MD: E-CIGARETTES: Good, Bad or Ugly? Or all three?

E-cigs gaining popularity with children who would not otherwise smoke! An evil side of E-cigs. Pediatrics 2016
Are electronic cigarettes safe?
E-cigarettes and Lung Health
Why we need new rules on e-cigs
E-Cigarettes 101


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Weight Training: Good for you.

Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier
Weight Lifting For Health And Heart
Anabolic Steroids: Facts, Effects and Health Risks
Muscle growth may be improved with longer rest between weightlifting sets
Creatine: Benefits and Health Risks
Workout Nutrition: What and When You Should Eat to Build MuscleUse this nutrition guide to get the best results from your workouts.

July 12, 2016, Tuesday


Shashi Agarwal,MD: Teens drinking less sugary drinks – good news!

U.S. Teens Less Sweet on Soft Drinks: Survey finds consumption dropped one-third in just 2 years, and more are drinking water
Children and Sweetened Drinks: What’s a Parent to Do? Trying to trim the sweetened drinks in your child’s diet? Here are a few tips that can help.
How Much Sugar Is In Your Food And Drink?
Sugary drinks raise risk of heart attack, heart disease by more than a third.
Highly processed carbohydrates impact cancer risk.
Cleveland Clinic: Processed foods include:
– Frozen meals,- Canned foods,- Deli meat,- Cheese
– Condiments, sauces,- Breads,- Cereals,- Soda (diet, too!)


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Swimming pools can make you sick – diarrhea, nausea, committing and fever – few hours after swimming.

Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop
Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don’t take precautions, doctor advises
‘No peeing in the pool,’ say researchers – it can pose serious health risks’
Public swimming pools and hot tubs overwhelmingly fail health checks

Public swimming pools and hot tubs overwhelmingly fail health checks

Health Benefits of Water-based Exercise
8 reasons why swimming is the best way to lose weight and get fit quickly
5 Water Yoga Poses – Noodling Around With Yoga In The Pool

July 13, 2016; Wednesday


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Magnesium supplementation reduces blood pressure. Mg is high in nuts, shrimp, chicken, eggs, spinach & halibut!

Magnesium Lowers Blood Pressure.Meta-analysis finds modest decrease with supplementation.
Magnesium: Health Benefits, Facts, Research
10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium—The Missing Link to Better Health
Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods Plus Proven Benefits

Top 10 Magnesium Rich Foods Plus Proven Benefits


Shashi Agarwal, MD: 40% of commonly used sunscreens do not meet criteria set by American Academy of Dermatology!

Almost half of highly rated sunscreens do not meet AAD guidelines
Skin Cancer (Including Melanoma)—Patient Version
Sunburn: Causes, Treatments and Prevention Tips
How to treat sunburn this summer

Shashi Agarwal, MD: Habitual Bicycling can reduce type 2 diabetes by 20%

Bicycling may help prevent type 2 diabetes
Pedaling Towards Happiness: 7 Mental Health Benefits of Riding Bikes
Cycling – health benefits
2016 Buyer’s Guide: Best Road Bikes for Long Rides

July 14, 2016


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Men: watch your weight! Overweight: lose 1 year of life; Moderately obese: lose 3 years of life! Lancet 2016

Obesity linked to premature death, with greatest effect in men
The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity
Poor Hydration May Contribute to Obesity, Study Suggests
6 Reasons to Drink Water
Help at hand for people watching their weight
Adult BMI Calculator

Take a short walk through these ten best yoga asanas to reduce belly fat and become smarter.

10 Tips For Successful Weight Loss

July 15, 2016

Shashi Agarwal, MD: Yoga poses

Seated Yoga Poses

Well, there are a few seated yoga poses that can help you out! Want to know more about yoga and its effective seated poses? Read the post!

Strength training and endurance – a beginners guide

Strength Training and Endurance – A Beginner’s Guide

Second Hand Smoke
How To Burn More Calories Walking Infographic

How To Burn More Calories Walking Infographic

Best Places for Walking and Biking
10 Signs You Need a Yoga Retreat

10 Signs You Need a Yoga Retreat


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Living in a multi-unit housing? You may be exposed to second hand smoke and its deleterious health effects! Am J of Preventive Medicine 2016

Apartment, Condo Dwellers Can’t Avoid Cigarette Smoke
Secondhand smoke ‘still affects 1 in 4 nonsmokers
Smoking is damaging your pet’s health, researchers warn
Protect Your Loved Ones From Secondhand Smoke
Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke

July 16, 2016 Saturday


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Walking is good for you – may be the easiest and healthiest exercise!

Walking: Your steps to health
Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health
12 Benefits of Walking
Anatomy of Walking Infographic

Anatomy of Walking Infographic

How To ACTUALLY Walk 10,000 Steps A Day (Even If You Hate Walking)

July 17, 2016, Sunday

Shashi Agarwal, MD: Yoga

6 yoga poses for stronger abs

6 Yoga Poses for Strong Abs | If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, these 6 exercises are a great place start! This workout routine is easy to do at home and requires no equipment! Home gym, here I come…

Top 15 yoga poses for weight loss

Top 15 yoga poses for WEIGHT LOSS – Although Yoga is not always the popular choice for serious fat burning or weight loss, yet it is an extremely effective tool specially for fighting stubborn fat stores. Yoga offers a well-balanced fitness routine that i

The best yoga poses for runners

The Best Yoga Poses for Runners…stay flexible and prevent injuries with these stretches

The best restorative yoga poses to relieve stress

The Best Restorative Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress

Yoga poses for a better night’s sleep

Can’t sleep? Here are the best yoga poses for a better night’s sleep. Watch this video and try this bedtime yoga sequence to relax your mind and body, stretch and sleep better.

5 Yoga Poses to Sleep Better, based on statistics!

5 Yoga Poses to Sleep Better, based on statistics!

July 17, 2016, Sunday


Shashi Agarwal, MD: Cinnamon spice may improve one’s ability to learn!

Cinnamon: Could this popular spice make us better learners?
Cinnamon: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information
Little Bit of Spice for Health, but Which One?
10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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