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.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
A new study links red and processed meats to a higher risk for cancer. Should you be concerned? Find out more about this study, the conclusions it reached, and WHY processed meat might be linked with cancer.
A diet high in sugar isn’t good for your waistline or your metabolic health – but what about your bones? Does sugar play a role in osteoporosis? Find out more about the role sugar plays in bone health and why.
The risk of heart disease goes up in women after menopause. One factor previously thought to be protective is having a high HDL-cholesterol, the good form of cholesterol that supposedly removes plaque from the inside of arteries – but more recent research calls this idea into question, especially in women. Find out why a high HDL-cholesterol may not be as protective as previously thought.
Changing the way you eat and how you exercise isn’t always easy. Old, less healthy habits can become so deeply ingrained that changing them takes time. Find out some of the pitfalls you might encounter when changing your lifestyle and how to get around them.
For years, we heard about how fat is the cause of clogged arteries and heart disease – but is sugar the real culprit? Read on and discover how sugar may be more damaging to your heart and blood vessels than fat – and why you should cut back on sugar in all its forms.
Healthy eating is something to aspire too, but it IS possible to take it too far. For some people, healthy eating becomes an obsession that takes over their life. The term for this is orthorexia. This article discusses the problem of orthorexia and warning signs that you’re taking healthy eating too far.
Who has time for a cold? Unfortunately, cold season is drawing near. Read on and discover 5 ways to lower your risk for upper respiratory infections this winter.
How old is your heart? You heart may be aging faster or slower than the rest of your body. Fortunately, you can get a rough idea of how old your heart is by answering a few questions. Plus, you have the ability to slow down how fast your heart is aging through lifestyle. Get the full story.
How much do doctors and other health care professionals know about fitness and nutrition? Maybe not as much as you think. Here are five common myths that too many health professionals still believe.