Americans spend millions of dollars on chips annually. Not surprisingly, our waistlines are growing in sync with this thriving junk food industry. Why not try some healthier alternatives to chips? Here are three that you will love.
High blood pressure is so common that most people can expect to get it if they live long enough. We know that lifestyle plays a role in maintaining a healthy blood pressure – including exercise. But what if you’re predisposed to hypertension, can exercise prevent it?
Are you aging slowly or faster than you should? There isn’t a single test that will tell you what your chronological age is, but if you want a better idea, try these simple tests you can do at home to see where you stand. They’ll give you a rough idea of whether you’re doing the right thing from a lifestyle standpoint to slow down the aging process – and alert you to things you need to change.
Can resistant starch help you lose weight? That’s what some preliminary research suggests. What is resistant starch, where do you find it and can it help you shed body fat? Find out more
Is a low fat diet a good strategy for weight loss? Foods that are high in fat are usually high in calories, but eating low fat has other disadvantages. Find out what they are.
Did you know that just 30 years ago only one in ten people were overweight? Not so today. Currently, health researchers estimate that two out of three people are either overweight or obese.
You’re in shape. Your muscles are toned and you’ve reached your ideal body weight. But you still have an annoying problem – stretch marks. Some people say cocoa butter can help. Is there any truth to this? If not, what can you do for stretch marks? Find out.
Sugar has gotten a bad rap lately, but how much does added sugar in foods and beverages really affect your weight? A recent meta-analysis looked at the issue of sugar in foods and beverages and how it impacts weight for the average person. Find out what this study showed and discover other compelling reasons to cut back on sugar.
Sometimes making small changes can lead to big health benefits. Research already shows that too much sitting increases your risk for mortality even if you exercise daily. When do people do most of their sitting? At work. So why not stand? Find out the benefits of standing at work and how to be more active on the job.
Have you eaten your berries today? You already know that berries are a good source of antioxidants – but now a large study uncovers a new reason to eat them. They could lower your risk for a heart attack. Find out what new research shows and ways to tap into the nutritional benefits of berries.