Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Health Buzz

In case you're not aware:
  • Meditation may lower blood pressure and reduce insulin resistance in people with heart disease.
  • More Americans abuse prescription drugs than cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants and heroine combined.
  • Inactive people are up to 2.4 times as likely to have heart disease as more active people.
  • Asthma sufferers can reduce their use of reliever inhalers by 86% with breathing exercises.
  • Men with Parkinson's disease are more than twice as likely to have been exposed to pesticides through work or hobbies than those without the condition.