BMI has been used as a measure of whether or not a person is overweight obese for 160 years. Now, researchers have found a measure they think is more accurate. Find out why measurement called body adiposity index could replace BMI – and how it’s measured.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Going gluten-free has its challenges. Gluten is a hidden ingredient in many packaged foods, even ones that you wouldn’t suspect. This article discusses the importance of reading labels when you’re trying to avoid gluten and what you should look for.
Maybe you’ve never heard of lectins, but they are contained in every kind of food you eat. The impact lectins have on human health is massive, yet most people have no idea that they even exist.
If you have a stress fracture and want to maintain your muscular and cardiovascular endurance levels, it is important to not cease exercising altogether. A stress fracture can be a great excuse to dust off the bicycle in your garage, visit the pool or hit the gym’s cardio room or perhaps try a zero impact indoor cycle workout like Cycle Max or some of my workouts from the Low Impact Series. Always check with your doctor about which type of exercise activity would be appropriate for your type of injury.
Need a natural way to jumpstart your brain? Try starting the morning with a plate of eggs. A new study shows that choline-rich foods like eggs improve memory and cognitive function while helping to ward off age-related memory loss.
Do you know how much sodium you’re getting in your diet? A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that 90% of Americans are getting more than they should. They also list some of the foods that make up most of this sodium intake. The results may surprise you.
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.
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.