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.
Still obsessing about a number on the scale? Some women make it their goal to get “thin.” Find out why thin isn’t always healthy and why the number on the scale isn’t a good indicator of your overall health.
Exercise has a number of health benefits and it’s a habit you definitely want to continue as you go through menopause. Can exercise make the menopausal transition a little easier? Does it help with hot flashes, mood changes and other symptoms of menopause? Find out what research shows about the benefits of exercise as you enter menopause.
Can exercise reduce your risk for stroke? Lots of studies have looked at the link between exercise and heart disease. Now a new study explores the link between stroke risk and physical activity. Find out what this study shows, how much exercise is optimal and other ways to lower your risk for stroke through lifestyle changes.
Is there a link between exercise and osteoarthritis? Can regular exercise help to prevent it? Find out what research shows about this issue and how to stay active and keep your joints healthy and pain-free.
What are the secrets to longevity? Why not ask citizens from parts of the world that maintain good health to a ripe old age? Here are some longevity tips from parts of the world where there are lots of centarians.
Exercise and sports injuries are common. After all, you’re putting your body under considerable stress when you work out. That’s what causes it to change – but overdo it and you could end up with an injury that makes it hard to work out for weeks or months. One of the most common of sports-related […]
Around the time of menopause or just after, many women see their waistline increase in size. This comes as a surprise to women who are watching what they eat and working out almost every day. Even women who are relatively lean after menopause often wage a battle with belly fat and frequently notice a redistribution of body fat from their buttocks and thighs to their tummy and waistline. Why is an expanding waistline and belly fat such a problem after menopause and what can you do to control tummy fat after menopause?
Is aging a product of oxidative stress and free radicals – or IS it? This article discusses the evidence for and against the free radical theory of aging and the role free radicals play in health, aging and longevity.