What causes muscle strains? Just as importantly, what can you do to treat or prevent them? This article discusses types of muscle strains and what to do if you get one.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
How sedentary are you? Chances are you sit more than you think. A large study looked at how much the average person sits or engages in sedentary activity during the day. Find out what they learned and how this information can impact your health.
Regular physical exercise is important for lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. Most people think of aerobic workouts as being the most effective for type 2 diabetes prevention – but what about strength-training? Find out what new research shows about strength training and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
You’ve heard people say “exercise is good medicine.” Now there’s even more proof of that. Find out what a study shows about exercise and how it compares with prescription medications for prolonging life in people with chronic diseases. You may be surprised.
Sure, exercise improves your health and body composition – but can it help you get ahead at work? A new study looks at another benefit exercise offers – a more balanced home and work life. Find out how working out can enhance your life at work and at home.
Most people notice their skin changes as they age. One day, you look in the mirror and see wrinkles you didn’t notice before. Plus, your skin isn’t as firm as it used to be. What happens to your skin as it ages and, more importantly, what can you do about it? Find out.
Teen obesity is a “growing” problem and lack of physical activity is a contributor. How many teens get the recommended amount of exercise? Find out and discover why exercise is so critical for teens from a health perspective.
You’ve heard of omega-3s, omega-6s and even omega-9s. Now there’s a new “fat” on the block – omega-7s. These fats may have benefits when it comes to your health. Find out why research is focusing on omega-7s, the benefits they may offer and where you find them.
Ever wonder why some people seem to weather cold and flu bugs better than others? Why those hardy individuals are back on their feet in a matter of days, while others seem to be down and out for a week or even longer? Most likely, the ones who rally sooner have immune systems that are armed with the right ammunition to combat infection. And so can you.
Are there more overweight women or overweight men? Weight issues are often believed to be more common among women – but are women just more concerned about their weight than men? Find out more about the obesity epidemic and how it’s affecting both sexes.