Clues to future obesity may be identifiable early in life. Parents are usually happy when a baby or child has a good appetite – but what does it say about their future risk for being overweight or obese? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are.
Insulin resistance is a problem only for overweight or obese people, right? That’s what many people think. Unfortunately, you can be of normal weight or even underweight and still be insulin resistant. Find out why and discover ways to lower your risk.
Exercise has multiple health benefits. Recently, researchers made a new discovery – how a compound released by muscle cells during exercise may protect cells against death, thereby prolonging life. Find out more about a link between exercise, healthy aging and longevity.
There’s the perception that exercise is bad for your joints and you shouldn’t work out if you have stiff or achy joints. Contrary to popular belief, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Find out what research shows about exercise, arthritis and achy joints and why it’s important for joint health.
You hear a lot about insulin resistance these days because it’s a growing problem. It’s also a risk factor for other health problems. Are you at risk for insulin resistance? Find out more about what causes it and the role that lifestyle factors play in preventing it.
It’s no secret that a 20 year old has a higher aerobic capacity than an 80 year old. This is partially due to age-related changes that affect the heart. This article discusses how the heart changes with age and how its response to exercise changes over time. It also discusses the benefits of aerobic training during all stages of life.
Have you ever had an overuse injury? Most people have. This article discusses what causes overuse or repetitive stress injuries along with simple steps you can take to prevent them.
Wouldn’t life be rosy if you could turn off the aging process? As you might expect, there’s ongoing research in this area and lots of theories as to why aging occurs. Is aging something that can be prevented or at least slowed down? Find out more.
Some athletes have an enlarged heart as a result of their training. This condition is known as athlete’s heart. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to distinguish from a more serious heart condition. Find out more about enlarged hearts in athletes.
The amount of research conducted on inflammation-related health conditions has increased in the past 10 years. As more studies are released, more medical professionals begin to understand the link between inflammation, diet, aging and good health.