Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

Improving heart health could prevent frailty when you are old

New research has shown that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could reduce brown fat linked to weight loss

ETH Zurich scientists have shown that statins, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of pharmaceuticals, reduce beneficial brown adipose tissue. But this is no...
5 things you need to know about fitness trackers

5 things you need to know about fitness trackers

Most modern fitness trackers are electronic devices you wear on your wrist to track steps, overall physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep. They typically work...

Breakfast and weight loss: What you should know

There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain, finds...

These 7 things means you need a test for 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...

Mind-body exercises may improve cognitive function in older people

Mind-body exercises—especially tai chi and dance mind-body exercise—are beneficial for improving global cognition, cognitive flexibility, working memory, verbal fluency, and learning in older adults. The...
How to find your ideal body weight

How to find your ideal body weight

Obesity and overweight can increase your risk of high blood pressure. In fact, recent research has shown that your blood pressure rises as your body...

Why running could keep you awake at night

You’ve probably heard people say they enjoy running because it lets them switch off. Perhaps you feel that way yourself. Well recent research in mice suggests...
Changing your habit is key for weight loss success

Changing your habit is key for weight loss success

Can experts in behavior change help boost weight loss for overweight people? McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results—up to 10% of body-mass...
How to deal with hair loss

How to deal with hair loss

Hair loss is often associated with men and aging, but it can happen to women and children, too. Many people have thinning hair or...
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Want to be fit from today? Follow these 5 workout tips

Fitness is having a healthy body, mind, and spirit to allow you to achieve your life goals. In a recent post, Sarah Gaines, the founder...

5 food mistakes to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight

Many people wonder why they’re not losing weight when they follow a strict diet and exercise routine. One possible reason is that what look like...
5 ways that can help you prevent cancer

5 ways that can help you prevent cancer

In the United States, it’s estimated that 50% to 75% of cancer deaths are caused by unhealthy behaviors. If you think about that, it means...
Too much or too little sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease

Too much or too little sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease

The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is linked to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new...

Simple lifestyle changes could help you avoid sleep deprivation

If your mental or physical health is suffering, a lack of sleep may be to blame. Are you getting enough shuteye? Sleep is considered both...

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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...
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...
5 best exercises you can ever do

5 best exercises you can ever do

If you're not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your...
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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

It’s oft-repeated but true: exercise keeps you healthy. It boosts your immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps you sleep, maintains your muscle tone, and...
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...
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...