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.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
“Silent” inflammation is thought to contribute to a variety of diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases and even Alzheimer’s disease. Many people have this type of low-grade inflammation without being aware of it, and diet plays a role. This article discusses the importance of eating an anti-inflammatory diet for good health and how best to do it.
When it comes to weight loss, your diet is just as important as exercise–if not more so. In many studies, programs that focus on dietary changes produce up to three times more weight loss than programs that use exercise alone. If you are filling your body with junk food and preservatives, it will be difficult […]
Two diets ranked highest in U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of weight loss diets – Weight Watcher’s and the DASH diet. Most people are already familiar with Weight Watcher’s, but fewer know about the DASH diet. Find out why it may be the healthiest eating plan of all.
Eat for healthy bones by choosing foods that contain these four nutrients for bone health. It’s a natural way to keep your skeleton strong.
It becomes more difficult to lose body fat as you move out of your 20s, and it can be particularly challenging when you hit middle-age, but have you ever wondered why? This article discusses three physiological factors that make fat loss more difficult with age and offers tips on dealing with this problem.
Are you not as tall as you used to be? It’s not your imagination. It’s normal to lose height with age. Find out more about why you shrink in height with age and whether you can do anything to prevent it.
Are you having problems controlling your weight? If you’re watching what you eat and exercising and still can’t keep the pounds off, it could be your thyroid. Sub-clinical hypothyroidism or a mildly under-active thyroid gland is a common problem, especially among women. Find out what the symptoms are and how to know if you have it.
You already know how exercise makes you look and feel, but have you ever thought about the problems it prevents? Exercise not only promotes longevity, but it may be your best defense against some health conditions. Read on, and find out what diseases a regular workout protects you against. Benefits of Exercise: It Protects Against […]
How aerobically fit are you? One way to find out would be to measure your V02 max. V02 max is a measure of the maximal amount of oxygen your body can take in and deliver to muscles and tissues in one minute during maximal exercise. It’s essentially a measure of aerobic fitness and endurance. V02 […]