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.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working 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.
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.