When it’s hot outside, you can lose a lot of fluid, especially if you’re moving around a lot. Hydration is a must for your health and wellbeing. Still, many myths abound about hydration, what to hydrate with and how much you need to drink. Here are five myths and truths about hydration.
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You already know that exercise does good things for your body composition but it’s also good medicine. In fact, a new study shows exercise lowers the risk of five types of chronic disease – but how much exercise do you need to enjoy this benefit?
You’ve probably noticed that fewer women work out after menopause – but why? A new study tries to explain why so few women work out later in life – and why it’s important to do it anyway!
What could be important than keeping your brain healthy? Unfortunately, your brain ages along with the rest of your body. Yet, lifestyle matters. Find out what research shows about brain aging, body weight, and exercise.
Your thyroid is the gland that regulates your metabolism. If you’re gaining weight despite leading a healthy lifestyle, you might be convinced that your thyroid is at fault, even when your tests are normal. Is it possible that you STILL have an undiagnosed, underactive thyroid gland?
Diabetes is on the Rise in People of Normal Body Weight – but Why? Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who are overweight or obese, no surprise here. In fact, that’s a risk of gaining weight, that you’ll become insulin resistant and eventually develop full-blown type 2 diabetes. Having a high body fat […]
You’ve heard it before – drink more water. Now, a new study points out another reason to stay hydrated. It could impact the health of your heart and blood vessels. Find out how even mild dehydration affects your health and how your blood vessels behave.
One thing we all need to be concerned about as we age is the loss of muscle strength and size. Resistance training is your best defense, but a new study suggests that an ingredient in pomegranates may also offer benefits. Find out more.
If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.
What could be more important than your vision? Unfortunately, two causes of visual loss – cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, become more common after the age of 50. The good news? Dietary changes could help you avoid these common causes of visual problems as you age. Here’s what to eat.