What you eat and how you train affect your weight but behind the scenes you have to deal with the effects of hormones that regulate your appetite and metabolism. Lifestyle, dietary habits and exercise can all impact these hormones. Discover 4 major hormones that influence your weight.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Hot flashes are an uncomfortable side effect of menopause. Some women experience hot flashes for up to a decade after menopause begins! This article discusses the role lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, play in controlling hot flashes and menopausal symptoms.
Yes, calcium is important for healthy bones but it needs a “support team” to help it work better. Discover five other nutrients you need for bone health and to lower your risk for osteoporosis.
With a desk job, you don’t have to brave the outdoor temperatures to make a living but being so sedentary can take a toll on your health in a number of ways. Here are five ways having a desk job may be harmful to your health.
Hypertension is a common health problem and a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. What if you have a normal blood pressure most of the time but it’s elevated when you visit your doctor? Should you be concerned? Find out why a single high blood pressure reading should be a wake-up call.
You build muscle mass to become stronger and more defined but there’s another benefit to having more muscle mass. A new study shows having a higher muscle mass index could help you live longer. Find out why.
Ankle swelling is no fun- it makes your ankles and feet feel tight and makes it hard to wear strappy, little shoes. What causes ankle swelling and why is it so common in women? Find out more about ankle and foot swelling and how to prevent it.
You may have heard about ketogenic diets for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet and what are its benefits and drawbacks? This article discusses the history of ketogenic diets and how they work. It also points out the limitations of such a diet and why a more balanced eating plan is best.
You probably already know that a diet high in sugar isn’t healthy. Recent research shows a link between sugar consumption and a higher risk for heart disease. Now, a new study finds a link between a high-sugar diet and breast cancer. Find out how and why sugar may fuel the growth of breast tumors.
The most visible sign of skin aging is the appearance of wrinkles and skin laxity. Most people use creams and treatments like Botox to improve the appearance of aging skin. Now a study shows exercise may have benefits for aging skin. Find out how.