Who doesn’t want to live a long life, as long as you’re able to do the things you enjoy? Some people believe genetics are the primary determinant of aging. Is this true or can you extend your lifespan through healthy lifestyle habits? Find out what research shows and discover 4 health and longevity markers you can test at home.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Exercise has a lot of positive health benefits, helping almost every organ in your body function better. Can it even help you tame the symptoms of menopause? Find out what research shows about menopausal symptoms and physical activity.
Who doesn’t worry about getting Alzheimer’s disease as they age? It’s a scary thought, but there are things you can do to lower your risk. Start by changing your diet. Here are 5 dietary habits that will help reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Strong muscles, healthy heart – healthy brain? According to a new study, being fit during mid-life is linked to a bigger brain once you hit 60. You already know exercise is good for your heart, but is it also the key to staying mentally sharp?
We constantly hear about the health risks of obesity and about the health problems it causes – but how much does it ultimately impact longevity? Read on and find out how much obesity shortens lifespan and why the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity” is a myth.
When do you usually work out? Certain types of people may be best suited to working out first thing in the morning. How do you know if that applies to you? Here are four types of people who benefit most from working out in the morning.
Cancer is a frightening diagnosis and one most people want to avoid. Fortunately, lifestyle factors count when it comes to lowering your risk for this common disease. Now scientists have identified a brain protein that helps keep cancer in check and it’s influenced by lifestyle, especially your sleep patterns. Read on to find out more about this cancer protective protein.
Heart disease – it’s the leading cause of death and a disease that’s greatly impacted by diet and lifestyle. Eating whole foods and cutting back on sugar and two steps you can take to lower your risk. Research also suggests that three nutrients may be especially important for keeping heart disease at bay.
Do protein needs change with age? According to a new study they do. To build lean body mass and maintain the muscle you have, you may need to increase your protein intake as you grow older due to a problem called anabolic resistance. Find out what this new research shows.
Exercise is challenging when you’re healthy and injury-free, but it’s even more challenging when you have a common foot condition called plantar fasciitis. This article discusses whether you need to modify your exercise routine with plantar fasciitis and steps you can take to prevent and treat it.