Can tiny bacteria that make their home in your intestines make it easier to control your weight? Find out what new research shows about gut bacteria and the role they play in weight gain and obesity.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
By now, we’ve all heard of free radicals and how bad they are, but what exactly are they? And how do antioxidants help to reduce the damage caused by them?
Understanding the Interaction between Free Radicals and Antioxidants
Sure exercise can give you toned thighs and six-pack abs, but it has other benefits as well. It can even make life easier for you at work. Discover three ways exercise helps you enjoy your job more.
While there’s no disputing that too much exposure can hurt you, too little sunlight can also cause your body considerably more harm than you might think.
Vitamins are essential for physical, mental and emotional health. Insufficient vitamin intake can lead to vitamin deficiency and serious health conditions. In most cases, adequate vitamins can be obtained from a healthy diet.
Although intuitively you might think stress would cause weight loss, often the opposite is true. Stress can cause weight gain and redistribution with more fat settling around your tummy and waistline. Have you ever wondered why stress causes weight gain? Here are three reasons why and steps you can take to prevent stress-related weight gain.
Are you getting enough magnesium in your diet? Many people aren’t. According to a new study, there’s a good reason to eat more magnesium-rich foods. Find out why magnesium is so important and how to get more in your diet.
Science is interested in aging. In fact, there is a whole field dedicated to the study of aging. Researchers who study centenarians have discovered three things that all people of advanced age have in common: low-sugar diets, low triglyceride levels, and low levels of insulin resistance. Of these factors, the most important is insulin resistance rates.
Put simply, metabolism refers to the biological processes in the human body that convert food to energy. Of course, there are many factors that affect metabolism like age, body composition, diet, and even genetics. Understanding how metabolism works and what will increase it are important to reaching your health goals.
Aging is a gradual process that happens over years. Have you ever wondered what causes us to age? Genetics is a factor but diet and lifestyle are no less important. Discover four factors that contribute to aging and what you can do about them.