It happens to everyone. You splurge on something “off limits” like a piece of cake or an ice cream sundae. How likely is it that your unexpected splurge will lead to weight gain? Not as high as you might think. A new study shows an occasional splurge meal won’t hurt you and probably has benefits. Find out more.
Are you quick to reach for a bottle of ibuprofen when you’re sore from a workout? Ibuprofen, and other NSAID, and exercise don’t always mix. In fact, taking these medications regularly during exercise carries health risks. Find out what these risks are.
Why do people enjoy junk food so much – and can you really change your tastes so you like healthier fare? A new study suggests you can. Get the scoop on junk food, why it’s so “habit forming” and how to wean yourself off of it.
Your lifestyle and the diet you eat affect your health on so many levels – it can even affect your genes. Find out what recent research shows about dietary choices and how they impact genes that affect body weight and the risk for disease are expressed. You’ll also find out why it’s important to be consistent with your lifestyle changes.
Ever wonder if you’re eating more calories than you think you are? Hidden calories hide in lots of foods and beverages and make it hard to control your weight. Discover five common sources of hidden calories and how to keep them off of your plate.
Mitochondria play are powerful energy producers inside cells. These tiny organelles are easily damaged by exposure to free radicals. This damage may play a role in aging. Until more is known, the best way to keep your mitochondria healthy is to do regular physical exercise, aerobic and a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Top it off with a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet that’s free of processed foods. Can’t go wrong with that!
How much time to you devote to strength training relative to cardio? For some people, the ratio is far too low. This article discusses what happens to your body when you do cardiovascular exercise without devoting time to strength training.
Shedding belly fat is difficult and becomes more challenging for women after menopause. Focused abdominal exercises build definition, but aren’t good fat burners. Discover two types of exercise that can help you lose abdominal belly fat.
Do you know how high your cholesterol is? If you’ve had a standard lipid test, the test measured your LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. Knowing these values is important, but for some people it may not be enough. Find out what standard lipid testing doesn’t tell you and why it’s important to know.
How effective is exercise at slowing down aging? According to a recent study, many of the problems people experience as they age are related to lack of physical activity and aren’t inevitable. Find out what researchers discovered about aging after studying elite senior athletes.