No doubt, whole grain, hot cereal is heads and tails healthier than most packaged, cold cereals – but are some healthier than others? Read on and discover the types of whole grain cereal options available to you and the pros and cons of each.
If you’re exercising, watching your diet and not losing weight – you may be “compensating.” Compensation comes in two main forms and both can make it harder to control your weight. Find out more about how we sometimes compensate for healthy habits like exercise and eating healthy with less healthy activities.
The risk of heart disease goes up in women after menopause. One factor previously thought to be protective is having a high HDL-cholesterol, the good form of cholesterol that supposedly removes plaque from the inside of arteries – but more recent research calls this idea into question, especially in women. Find out why a high HDL-cholesterol may not be as protective as previously thought.
You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of high-intensity interval training – but don’t forget it’s one of the most effective forms of exercise for the health of your heart. Read on and discover five ways HIIT training reduces your risk for heart disease.
Foods have a certain number of calories, but it may be different than what’s listed on the label. That’s because your body can’t absorb every calorie that it takes in. Find out more about digestion, absorption, and the possibility of “free calories.”
You’ve heard about the negative effects inflammation has on your health. Inflammation is believed to play a role in a variety of health problems, including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, and cancer. How does exercise impact inflammation, and can too much exercise be bad for your health?
You may have heard that plant foods are healthy – they’re high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but they also contain other compounds called flavonoids. This large group of chemical components may explain some of the benefits fruits and vegetables offer. Find out more about flavonoids, what foods you find them in, and the potential health benefits they offer.
Think the holidays are only about fattening, unhealthy foods? Surprise! There’s a number of superfoods you can add to the holiday table that are low in calories and high in nutrition. Read on and discover five healthy superfoods you can feel good about eating during the holidays and all year round.
Changing the way you eat and how you exercise isn’t always easy. Old, less healthy habits can become so deeply ingrained that changing them takes time. Find out some of the pitfalls you might encounter when changing your lifestyle and how to get around them.
Has it become harder to stay lean than it used to be? That’s what a new study shows. It’s easy to blame the rise in obesity on a bad diet and lack of exercise, but that may not be the full story. Find out why.