Your lifestyle and the diet you eat affect your health on so many levels – it can even affect your genes. Find out what recent research shows about dietary choices and how they impact genes that affect body weight and the risk for disease are expressed. You’ll also find out why it’s important to be consistent with your lifestyle changes.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Do you know how high your cholesterol is? If you’ve had a standard lipid test, the test measured your LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. Knowing these values is important, but for some people it may not be enough. Find out what standard lipid testing doesn’t tell you and why it’s important to know.
How effective is exercise at slowing down aging? According to a recent study, many of the problems people experience as they age are related to lack of physical activity and aren’t inevitable. Find out what researchers discovered about aging after studying elite senior athletes.
Do you work an office job where you’re hunched over a keyboard most of the day? If so, you’re at risk for postural problems. This article discusses three common posture problems that are common in people who sit in front of a computer and how exercise can help.
What are those dilated, purple lines on your lower legs? Most likely, they’re varicose veins. More importantly, what can you do about them? This article discusses the latest on preventing and treating varicose veins. It also mentions the role diet and exercise play in maintaining healthy veins.
Exercise is good for every part of your body – even your breasts. This article talks about exercise and the role it plays in breast health and breast cancer prevention. It delves into recent research showing exercise offers some protection against breast malignancies.
Inflammation serves a useful purpose when you’re injured or exposed to virus but not when it’s chronic. Chronic inflammation has been linked with a number of health problems including heart disease. What role does exercise play in keeping inflammation in check? Find out.
You may have lost a portion of your height as you journeyed through adulthood. Far from being static, your height can change over time along with the rest of your body.
How fast do you walk? Your walking speed may say something about your overall health – including the health of your brain. Find out what new research shows about brain health, walking speed and risk for mortality.
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.