One disease men AND women need to be concerned about is heart disease. Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States. We hear about the importance lifestyle factors play in heart disease prevention – but how much can you lower your risk by “doing the right thing?” Find out what a new study shows.
Could obesity actually be a problem at the cellular level? Inside cells are tiny organelles called mitochondria that produce energy. Some research shows obese people have mitochondria that function differently. Does obesity begin at the level of the mitochondria?
When you hear the word “anabolic,” protein is probably the macronutrient that pops into your head. Did you know that carbohydrates also have anabolic effects by helping preserve lean body mass? Find out why you need carbohydrates in your diet, especially if you do high-intensity endurance or resistance exercise.
There’s sugar in almost all processed foods, even foods we don’t expect like condiments and lunch meats. Have you ever thought about what good things happen to your health when you eliminate sugar from your diet? Here are five surprising benefits of eating a low-sugar diet.
You probably think of flexibility as being a good thing and it is, at least up to a point. Is it possible to be TOO flexible? Find out more about what it means to be too flexible, signs that you might be and precautions you should take if you are.
How healthy is your brain? According to a new research, there’s a simple test you can do at home that gives you some idea of how healthy the blood vessels that feed your brain really are. Find out
Stubborn belly fat that just won’t seem to budge becomes more common after menopause. In an attempt to tame this fat, some people turn to aerobic exercise when resistance training might be a better option. Find out what research shows about aerobic exercise versus resistance training for targeting belly fat.
How healthy are your knees? Osteoarthritis of the knees becomes increasingly common with age. Find out what the biggest risk factor is for knee arthritis, the role exercise plays and what you can do to keep your knees healthy for life.
Winter brings with it cold temperatures, colds and flu viruses. For some people, it brings on a case of the winter blues. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 things you can do when the temperatures drop to stay healthy and energized all winter long.
With so many books out there telling you how to boost your metabolism and how important it is to do so, the last thing you want to do is slow yours down. Certain diet and lifestyle habits can cause your metabolic rate to drop. Here are some you should know about.