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.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
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.
Do you get your calcium naturally through diet or by taking a calcium supplement? If you do the latter, it may be time to rethink how you get your calcium. New research shows that taking calcium supplements could be risky to your health. Here’s why it’s important to get calcium through diet and how to make sure you get enough.
In exciting new research, scientists have discovered a new hormone that explains some of the health benefits of exercise. This hormone even has the capacity to boost the body’s metabolic rate. Find out more about the role of this “exercise hormone,” and how it could help people who are obese or who have type-2 diabetes.
Although it is relatively easy to treat hypothyroidism, many people fail to recognize the main symptoms and therefore end up suffering from a reduced quality of life for years. Read on to learn about the ten main signs that you should see a doctor to discuss whether you have hypothyroidism.
Staying hydrated should be a priority for any athlete. This article discusses how hydration affects exercise performance and how to prevent dehydration.