Eating at night, sleeping by day can change key blood proteins fast

Eating at night, sleeping by day can change key blood proteins fast

Staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than...

6 tips for losing weight without fad diets

Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. If this is you, it’s probably time to get...
Many popular dietary supplements may harm liver health

Many popular dietary supplements may harm liver health

A recent paper from two U-M hepatologists highlights the liver dangers associated with consuming some herbal and dietary supplements designed to build muscle or...
7 signs you need to test for fatty liver disease

7 signs you need to test for fatty liver disease

The health of your liver is rarely top of mind, but it should be in a couple of cases. Specifically, there are two major reasons...
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What causes chronic fatigue? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Around 200,000 people in Australia suffer from a debilitating illness often branded with the unfortunate name of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). I say “unfortunate” because...
Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both may increase your risk of stroke

Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both may increase your risk of stroke

There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a...
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6 things could increase your obesity risk

There are many risk factors for overweight and obesity. Some risk factors can be changed, such as unhealthy lifestyle habits and environments. Other risk factors,...
4 big health benefits of strength training you should know

4 big health benefits of strength training you should know

Strength training, or resistance training, is one type of exercise using resistance to build muscle muss and strength. One simple example of resistance exercise is...

Change in weight could mean health risk in older people

Middle-aged and elderly adults who gain or lose a moderate to large amount of weight—defined as a 10% change in weight—may have an increased...

10 age-related health problems everyone should know

Chronic health conditions According to the National Council on Aging, about 92% of seniors have at least one chronic disease and 77% have at least...

Weightlifting is good for your heart

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent,...

How much physical activity is enough in older age?

We all know making physical activity a regular habit is important for health and well-being. But health promotion messages are often aimed at children and...

Changing your meal time could reduce body fat

During a 10-week study on 'time-restricted feeding' (a form of intermittent fasting), researchers examined the impact changing meal times had on dietary intake, body...
5 tips to help you lose weight and maintain it successfully

5 tips to help you lose weight and maintain it successfully

Changing the way you approach weight loss can help you be more successful at losing it. Most people who try to lose weight focus on...

Exercise could improve your thinking ability in just 6 months

Getting the heart pumping with aerobic exercise, like walking or cycling for 35 minutes three times a week, may improve thinking skills in older...

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
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5 best exercises you can ever do

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From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
Key recommendations for successful weight loss

Key recommendations for successful weight loss

To lose weight successfully, the combination of a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity is recommended. This combination also may reduce abdominal fat and increase...
Vegan diet best for weight loss

Vegan diet: best for weight loss

Holidays often bring about a sense of dread at the thought of food filled parties and gatherings, but those who eat a plant based...
Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

Paleo diet could increase weight gain and harm your health

A recent study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid weight gain and health complications. The surprise...
How high-intensity interval training keeps you young

How high-intensity interval training keeps you young

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Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplements can reduce inflammation

In a study, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplements, has a greater...