Having good insulin sensitivity is important for weight control and for overall health. Insulin sensitivity changes with age – but why? Is it due to factors you have some control over like body composition or is it an inevitable part of aging? Find out what research shows about insulin sensitivity and aging and what you can do to avoid insulin resistance and the health problems it’s linked with.
Are kids of today as fit as their parents? A new study looked at this issue and came to some disturbing conclusions. Find out how modern kids compare to their parents in terms of aerobic fitness and ways you can motivate your kids to get the health benefits of exercise.
Can you be markedly overweight or obese and metabolically healthy? That’s what some research suggests. Now a new study casts doubt on this theory. Find out why metabolically healthy and obese may not be compatible and why obesity increases the risk for health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Do women have an advantage over men when it comes to good health? When you compare the average life span of men versus women, women live, on average, five years longer than their male counterparts. Interestingly, women have a lower mortality rate at all ages and that goes all the way back to the womb where male fetuses have a higher mortality rate than female fetuses in utero. This applies to all species of animals with the exception of birds.
Is coffee a heart-healthy drink or not? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Western countries. Can drinking coffee lower your risk of getting heart disease? Find out what a new study shows about coffee drinking and heart health.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re watching your waistline you might assume that this means you’ll have to give up many of your favorite foods this holiday season. Don’t despair! With a few minor twists, you’ll find that you can still celebrate the holidays with many of your favorite foods.
Exercise does good things for every organ in your body including your brain – but what’s the link between exercise and brain health? Researchers have now identified a protein that may explain why exercise helps cognitive function and mood. Find out more about this discovery.
Menopause is a time when your body is in transition and a time when the risk for certain health problems goes up. Here are three health problems that become significantly more common after menopause and steps you can take to prevent them.
Is exercise as effective as medications for preventing and treating disease? That’s what a new study suggests. See how exercise compares to prescriptions for preventing heart disease and treating stroke and pre-diabetes – and discover other health problems exercise helps to prevent.
Considering going gluten-free? A number of people are. Discover some of the problems you might encounter when eliminating gluten from your diet and how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls of going gluten-free.