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4 Your Health: Young people on the move with apps

4 Your Health
More young people are using health apps.

 

A new study from the U.K. finds apps that track diet exercise and wellness can be beneficial for young people.

One-third of teens said they regularly used at least one health-related app. Most understood the pros and cons of these apps and used them wisely.

Experts say the apps allow teens a private space to monitor their health and exercise habits.

Women at higher risk of heart attack.

Certain health conditions may be more harmful to the hearts of women than men.

That’s according to a new British study of nearly a half a million middle aged adults. It showed high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking, increased the risk of heart attack in both sexes but much more so in women.

In fact, high blood pressure alone raised a woman’s risk of heart attack by an extra 83 percent compared to men.

The rising popularity of stress relief methods

Yoga and meditation have become increasingly popular in the U.S.

A new government study shows more than 14 percent of adults and 8 percent of children practiced yoga last year. And the use of meditation has more than tripled since 2012.

Women and people under 65 were the most likely to use alternative health practices.

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney is cohost of Tucson Today, 5-7 am, Monday through Friday.
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