Your lifestyle and the diet you eat affect your health on so many levels – it can even affect your genes. Find out what recent research shows about dietary choices and how they impact genes that affect body weight and the risk for disease are expressed. You’ll also find out why it’s important to be consistent with your lifestyle changes.
Ever wonder if you’re eating more calories than you think you are? Hidden calories hide in lots of foods and beverages and make it hard to control your weight. Discover five common sources of hidden calories and how to keep them off of your plate.
Mitochondria play are powerful energy producers inside cells. These tiny organelles are easily damaged by exposure to free radicals. This damage may play a role in aging. Until more is known, the best way to keep your mitochondria healthy is to do regular physical exercise, aerobic and a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Top it off with a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet that’s free of processed foods. Can’t go wrong with that!
How much time to you devote to strength training relative to cardio? For some people, the ratio is far too low. This article discusses what happens to your body when you do cardiovascular exercise without devoting time to strength training.
Shedding belly fat is difficult and becomes more challenging for women after menopause. Focused abdominal exercises build definition, but aren’t good fat burners. Discover two types of exercise that can help you lose abdominal belly fat.
Do you know how high your cholesterol is? If you’ve had a standard lipid test, the test measured your LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. Knowing these values is important, but for some people it may not be enough. Find out what standard lipid testing doesn’t tell you and why it’s important to know.
How effective is exercise at slowing down aging? According to a recent study, many of the problems people experience as they age are related to lack of physical activity and aren’t inevitable. Find out what researchers discovered about aging after studying elite senior athletes.
Energy drinks help you wake up and stay alert. Now there are “relaxation drinks” that help you unwind and relax. Do these beverages offer any benefits? Get the scoop.
Did you know your nutritional needs change as you age? Not surprisingly, your calorie requirements go down as you lose lean body mass and your metabolism slows. This process accelerates after menopause. In fact, you lose muscle every decade after the age of 45.
Maintaining muscle tissue becomes more of an issue with age. Do women have an easier time preserving their lean body mass relative to men? Find out what research shows about loss of lean body mass and gender – and why consuming enough protein and resistance training is so important for healthy aging.