If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
What could be more important than your vision? Unfortunately, two causes of visual loss – cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, become more common after the age of 50. The good news? Dietary changes could help you avoid these common causes of visual problems as you age. Here’s what to eat.
If you were to ask a health professional what a normal resting heart rate is they’d tell you between 60 and 100. Yet, having a heart rate at the upper end of this range has a surprising health risk. Find out what a high-normal heart rate says about health and longevity.
Are you getting enough potassium in your diet? If you eat packaged and processed foods, maybe not. Read on and discover four health problems dietary potassium lowers the risk of.
You’re probably aware that being overweight or obese is a risk factor for breast cancer after menopause. However, obesity itself may not be the problem. Recent research suggests another problem associated with obesity may be more important. Find out what it is.
These days, you hear so much about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. One way to do that is through diet – but what about exercise? Can working out regularly change the population of bacteria that live in your gut?
It’s no secret that the American diet is full of sodium. For years, the experts have recommended eating a low-sodium diet. But recently, new research has called this idea into question. Are low-sodium diets less healthy than previously thought?
We now know sitting too much is linked with health problems and an increase in mortality. Yes, we need to move more during the work day for a variety of reasons. Discover how less sitting can actually help you be more creative and productive.
You often hear that you can lower your risk for health problems by making positive lifestyle changes – but what about cancer? A newly released study looked at the role lifestyle plays in the risk of developing cancer. Find out what it showed.
With so many reasons to exercise, do you need another one? According to a new study, regular moderate to vigorous exercise lowers the risk of developing certain cancers. Find out which types of cancer exercise may lower the risk of and why.