Think the only good reason to exercise is to firm up your body? Even if you’re satisfied with your physique, working up a sweat can slow down Father Time. Here are five ways exercise slows down the aging process.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Chances are you’re familiar with the inflammation that happens when you injure yourself, but there’s another type of inflammation that’s even more important called “silent inflammation.” Find out what causes this hidden but destructive type of inflammation and the role that diet plays.
Do you eat your meals in a leisurely manner or scarf them down in ten minutes flat? Eating fast increases your risk for obesity, but a new study suggests it may have other health consequences as well. Find out what they are – and how to slow down the pace of a meal.
All types of exercise help to relieve stress and anxiety, but according to a recent study yoga may do it the best. Find out why yoga practice may be the best form of exercise for improving mood.
Can taking the stairs at work have an impact on your fitness level? Small things really do count when it comes to health and fitness. Find out how skipping the elevator can improve your aerobic capacity – and your health.
Although most people look at the gluten-free diet trend as a passing fad, it is actually a necessity for a large portion of the population. With changes in wheat’s protein structure and the ubiquitous nature of its proteins in processed foods, the number of those who have celiac disease or other levels of gluten sensitivity continues to grow.
What kind of diet is best for reducing the risk of malignancies? Find out what new research shows about low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets and whether they help to prevent cancer.
Have you ever heard of brokali or a pluot? These are both hybrid forms of produce that are available in some supermarkets. You can expect to see more of hybridized fruits and vegetables in the future. Some people are afraid to eat them because they believe they’re genetically modified. Find out how hybrid vegetables and fruits differ from genetically modified ones and whether they’re likely to be safe.
You probably already know that having certain genes puts you at greater risk for health problems, but you may have more control over your genetics than you think. According to research, healthy habits like eating your vegetables may affect whether or not those bad genes are expressed. Find out more about the link between lifestyle and genetics.
Whether shelled or unshelled, peanuts are a popular snack worldwide, and many people also love to eat sandwiches with a peanut butter filling. Although peanuts are classed as nuts, they are actually a member of a family of legumes, and they contain some extremely powerful nutrients that make them extremely good for your body. Read on to discover ten surprising and fascinating reasons why eating more peanuts will improve your quality of life by boosting your health.