You already know that exercise is an ally when it comes to losing fat, but researchers have discovered another reason why. Exercise causes release of a hormone from the heart that “turns on” your body’s ability to break down fat stores. Find out more about this fascinating development.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Are you apple-shaped or shaped more like a pear? It’s important to know since your body type says something about your risk for future health problems. Find out how to determine whether you’re an apple or a pear, what it means and whether it’s possible to change your shape.
You probably know lots of numbers, but what about numbers that say something about your health – like your blood pressure? Blood pressure isn’t the only health number to track. Here are four others you need to know and keep track of.
Sugar is a root cause of many of the most common health problems today. Since so many health authorities focus their contempt on fats in the diet, it’s no wonder people tend to have no idea just how sugar affects the body.
Leptin resistance is a common problem among people who are overweight and obese, and it makes it considerably more challenging to lose weight and maintain it. There are natural ways to reduce inflammation, which should have an impact on leptin resistance. Eliminate processed foods and high-glycemic carbs, and add more fruits, vegetables and fatty fish to your diet.
Tendonitis is a frequent problem among athletes, and one that’s also quite painful. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the usual treatment, but could a common spice be a safer alternative? Find out what research shows about a common spice in Indian and Thai food and tendon inflammation.
You’ve probably seen people at the gym who spend hours lifting heavy weights. You may have admired their discipline and devotion, but a certain percentage may be suffering from a condition called muscle dysmorphia. This condition is often referred to as “bigorexia.” Find out more about this disorder that causes people to become obsessed with getting bigger muscles.
According to medical experts, your child will suffer, approximately, 6 colds this year – several of which will cause sleepless nights and missed days of school. And one of the worst symptoms will be that dry, hacking cough that just won’t go away. While you may be tempted to reach for that drugstore cough syrup, […]
Oh, that pesky belly fat. One kind makes it harder to zip up your jeans, but the type you really have to worry about is visceral abdominal fat that lies deeper. Two hormones make it harder to fight the battle of the abdominal bulge – cortisol and insulin. Find out how these hormones affect belly fat and what you can do to help keep them in check.
Exercise does good things for your waistline and for your muscles, but can it improve the health of your brain? Find out what role exercise plays in brain health and how working out wards off brain aging.