Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life too. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just attempting
Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to clinical psychologist Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just
Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:
Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep
Almost a quarter of the U.S. population meets the strict diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder, in which
When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
Sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle; in fact, getting an adequate amount of quality sleep may be as important as following a healthy eating pattern and getting regular exercise.
“Sleep is critical; just as you can’t live without breathing, you can’t live without sleep,” says Ana Krieger, MD,
Emerging research suggests that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. Nutrition experts have long suspected that skipping meals early in the day may result in increased hunger, which leads to overeating later in the day. In fact, several studies confirm that missing breakfast is
Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even
Omega-3s May Protect You After Heart Attack
Giving heart attack patients a high daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring by 5.6 percent in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study (Circulation,
If you’re trying to lose weight, your brain may not be on your side.
Recent research suggests that the brain acts as a sort of weight regulator that seeks to maintain a “set point” of body weight and restore lost weight when you diet. Through various processes, the brain is involved
Everyone aspires to a good night’s rest, but actually achieving this, both in quality and quantity, can be elusive.
Rest—more specifically, healthy sleep—is critical for good health, to replenish and refresh the body’s systems—our organs, muscles, and energy level. Metabolic activity and body temperature both dip during sleep, allowing the body