The green and refreshing cucumber is the fourth most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. Cucumbers are popular ingredients in meat and vegetable salads, they are often added to cold gazpacho soups, and they taste wonderful when dipped in humus. Read on to discover the eleven most surprising and important reasons why adding more cucumber to your diet will improve and extend your life.
Is the much-used formula for calculating maximal heart rate accurate – or are there better ways to measure the intensity of your workout? Find out why the old formula for calculating maximal heart rate isn’t always reliable and other options for estimating exercise intensity.
It’s easy to find reasons to skip a workout around the holidays. After all, you have enough to do already. Don’t do it. Exercise is even more important during the holiday season as stress levels rise. Find out how exercise helps to tame holiday stress and discover tips for fitting in workouts during the season of good cheer.
If you’re like most people, you want to lose weight – and do it fast. It’s empowering to look down at the scale and see you’re down 5 pounds in only a week. But losing weight at lightning speed isn’t such a good idea from a health standpoint. Patience really is a virtue when it comes to successful weight loss.
You already know that exercise is important for heart health, for improving your physique and for giving your mood a lift. It also helps with weight control. Exercise has an impact on almost every organ in your body including your skin. Have you ever wondered whether exercise can improve the health of your skin? How […]
Almost half of all Americans take some kind of supplement, most commonly a multi-vitamin. Taking a multi-vitamin sounds like an easy way to ensure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy – but is it really a good idea from a health standpoint?
Who knew that something so tasty could be so healthy? There are many compounds found in cherries that are being studied for their health benefits. Among other conditions, cherry juice can be used to treat inflammatory disease, heart disease, and even cancer.
Both men and women experience food cravings, but there are differences in the types of foods they crave and what brings on the cravings. Find out more about food cravings and gender differences as well as tips for keeping cravings under control
Most people equate ideal body weight with health and being overweight and obese with a greater risk for health problems – but what about overweight and obese people who are physically fit? Does being physically fit offset some of the risks of being overweight or obese? Find out what research shows about this issue.
What’s more challenging than losing weight? Maintaining it long-term after you’re lost it. This article looks at research on this issue and what distinguishes successful weight maintainers from those who gain back the weight they lost over time.