Strong muscles, healthy heart – healthy brain? According to a new study, being fit during mid-life is linked to a bigger brain once you hit 60. You already know exercise is good for your heart, but is it also the key to staying mentally sharp?
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
We constantly hear about the health risks of obesity and about the health problems it causes – but how much does it ultimately impact longevity? Read on and find out how much obesity shortens lifespan and why the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity” is a myth.
When do you usually work out? Certain types of people may be best suited to working out first thing in the morning. How do you know if that applies to you? Here are four types of people who benefit most from working out in the morning.
Cancer is a frightening diagnosis and one most people want to avoid. Fortunately, lifestyle factors count when it comes to lowering your risk for this common disease. Now scientists have identified a brain protein that helps keep cancer in check and it’s influenced by lifestyle, especially your sleep patterns. Read on to find out more about this cancer protective protein.
Heart disease – it’s the leading cause of death and a disease that’s greatly impacted by diet and lifestyle. Eating whole foods and cutting back on sugar and two steps you can take to lower your risk. Research also suggests that three nutrients may be especially important for keeping heart disease at bay.
Do protein needs change with age? According to a new study they do. To build lean body mass and maintain the muscle you have, you may need to increase your protein intake as you grow older due to a problem called anabolic resistance. Find out what this new research shows.
Exercise is challenging when you’re healthy and injury-free, but it’s even more challenging when you have a common foot condition called plantar fasciitis. This article discusses whether you need to modify your exercise routine with plantar fasciitis and steps you can take to prevent and treat it.
Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States and around the world. No doubt, obesity increases the risk for health problems and premature death – but is lack of exercise even worse? Find out what a new study shows.
Are you sidetracked by colds when winter rolls around? According to a new study, doing one small thing may lower your risk for catching the next upper respiratory virus. Find out what it is as well as other tips for preventing the common cold.
One disease men AND women need to be concerned about is heart disease. Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States. We hear about the importance lifestyle factors play in heart disease prevention – but how much can you lower your risk by “doing the right thing?” Find out what a new study shows.