Losing weight with NIH Body Weight Planner

Losing weight with free NIH Body Weight Planner

It’s always a good time to resolve to eat better, be more active, and lose weight. For the more than 2 out of 3...
Dark side of the moon Motorcycle deaths linked to full moons

Dark side of the moon: Motorcycle deaths linked to full moons

Distracted drivers, like those who text behind the wheel, are a danger to themselves and to others. Even a brief, momentary glance away from the...
Exercise Therapy Could Beat Chronic Disease

Exercise therapy could beat chronic disease

There is strong evidence of that aerobic exercise, strength training and condition-specific therapeutic exercise affect positively on the functional capacity of patients with chronic...
Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

Yoga can help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

People with generalized anxiety disorder often have excessive and sometimes irrational worry. The worry can be about anything, including, health, money, death, romantic relationship, family...
Cold, flu, or allergy? Know the difference for best treatment

Cold, flu, or allergy? Know the difference for best treatment

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell...
Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back pain

Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back pain

A new study found that yoga was as safe and effective as physical therapy for restoring function and relieving pain. Compared to an education only...
Are high-fat, low-carb diets the way to lose weight?

Are high-fat, low-carb diets the way to lose weight?

The currently popular high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets promise quick, dramatic weight loss. But they’re not the route to healthy, long-term weight management. A diet high in fat,...
Why people have insomnia

Why people have insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People who have insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too...
Why You Should Start an Active Lifestyle Now

Why you should start an active lifestyle now

Engaging in social and productive activities you enjoy, like taking an art class or becoming a volunteer in your community or at your place...
Too much fat around your belly linked to heart attack

Too much fat around your belly linked to heart attack

A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women. This is shown in...
Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery for weight loss

Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery for weight loss?

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders. However, some patients may not want to undergo surgery. In an...
Some video games are good for older adults

Some video games are good for older adults’ brains

If you're between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off...
How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

How to have a healthy weight to protect your heart

If you are overweight or obese, taking pounds off can reduce your chances of developing heart disease in several ways. First, losing weight will directly...
How to keep your gut health in check

How to keep your gut health in check

Your digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract is a long, muscular tube that runs from your mouth to your anus. It’s about 30 feet long and...
Why you really shouldn’t use a Q-tip to clean your ears

Why you really shouldn’t use a Q-tip to clean your ears?

New guidelines for physicians and patients outline the do’s and don’ts of ear care. Listen up for what you need to know. You’ve likely heard...

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5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

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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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...
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...
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...
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...
Our Brain Can Detect Disease in Others Before It Breaks Out

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...
How babies’ environments lead to poor health later

How babies’ environments lead to poor health later?

New Northwestern University research underscores how environmental conditions early in development can cause inflammation in adulthood. Inflammation is an important risk factor for a wide range 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...