Can the lifestyle you lead change your metabolism? New research shows that eating a healthy diet and exercising may impact how cells function at a genetic level. What you eat and drink and whether you exercise can actually change gene expression. Find out more.
What causes us to age and develop common age-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia? Some experts believe inflammation is a factor. A new study looking at the role of inflammation in aging came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are and the role diet and exercise play in keeping low-grade inflammation in check.
Are you drinking enough water? If you’re like many people – probably not. If you do an intense workout, hydration is even more important and the effects of mild dehydration after a workout can linger throughout the day. Here’s why you should drink more water along with ideas on how to enjoy it more.
Iron deficiency anemia has a definite impact on exercise performance and endurance – but what about low iron levels without anemia? Low iron stores are relatively common in athletes even in the absence of anemia. Find out how this can affect exercise performance.
Can you get benefits from even a minute of brisk activity? That’s what a new study shows. A minute here and a minute there of movement can add up to a lower body weight if you do it consistently. Find out more.
The French have a significantly lower rate of obesity compared to Western countries, despite the fact they eat a diet that’s relatively high in saturated fat. Why might this be – and what can we learn from them about maintaining a healthy body weight? Find out.
Inflammation can damage tissues and increase the risk for health problems – and diet plays a role in systemic inflammation. What about carbohydrates? Is a high-carbohydrate diet pro-inflammatory? Get the full scoop
You already know the positive benefits exercise has on your heart, muscles and brain – but what about the cartilage that keeps your joints healthy? Find out how exercise impacts cartilage health and what type is best.
Insulin resistance is a growing problem – and one that lifestyle has a direct impact on. Insulin resistance increases the risk for health problems as well as weight gain. Here are five lifestyle habits that promote insulin resistance and how to correct them.
Good health and lifestyle habits may help you live longer – but do they reduce your risk for disability? Find out what a new study shows about health habits and disability risk. You’ll discover three habits that can keep you functional longer.