As you might expect, carrying too much body fat increases the risk of health problems, like type 2 diabetes, that reduce lifespan – but where does muscle fit into the equation? Can being stronger or having more muscle mass help you live longer?
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
For years, we’ve associated fat with heart disease and premature death, but the latest research questions this idea. Now a new study adds more evidence to the idea that a diet that contains moderate fat, even saturated fat, may still be heart healthy. Find out more.
Winter, cold temperatures, and lack of sunlight – they can all take a toll on your energy level and mood – but don’t worry. Here are five simple ways to tame the winter blues and keep your energy level high until spring arrives.
Lots of changes happen as a result of the aging process. Not only do we lose muscle strength and stamina but we become less powerful. Fortunately, a well-rounded fitness program significantly slows this process. Here are four areas where changes take place and how you can address them through exercise.
Your brain ages just as the rest of you does. As it turns out, being female has some advantages when it comes to keeping your brain sharp. Find out what research shows about brain aging and gender and why women’s brains age more slowly.
No one likes being sick, but winter brings with it a host of nasty viruses, including the biggest threat – influenza. Fortunately, what you eat impacts how well your immune system does its job of countering those threats. Here’s what you should be eating to stay healthy this winter.
Exciting new research on coffee shows it may lower your risk for health problems AND for dying prematurely. Read on and discover what this new research shows and why this popular beverage is earning points for being healthy.
Do you find yourself dragging mid-day as your energy level drops? The mid-day doldrums and lack of motivation are often related to factors you can correct. Find out what causes a drop in energy and what you can do to prevent it.
When you get a blood pressure reading, it’s expressed as a ratio, for example, 120/80. Is one of the numbers more important than the other with regards to your health? Find out what research shows.
Americans are living longer. The average life expectancy is slowly rising – but why? Part of it is related to better treatment of diseases and early detection, but a new study shows diet may play a role too. Are Americans actually eating healthier? Get the full story.