Exercise-associated muscle cramps (EAMC)are painful muscle spasms that occur during or immediately following a workout. They are spawned by an involuntary contraction of a muscle that will not relax. Muscle cramps typically start in the leg—often in the calf muscles (i.e. the dreaded Charley horse). But they also can occur in any of
Dr. Rosanne Leipzig, Professor and Vice Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York, N.Y., addresses reader questions on weight loss.
Q: A friend thinks focusing on diet is enough to lose weight, but I say
If you find yourself tired all the time, you may suspect a sleep disorder. And while that’s a wise place to start, there may be other reasons for your daytime tiredness.
“Fatigue and sleepiness are two different things,” explains clinical psychologist Jennifer Martin, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at
Ahh, brain fog. Why do you toy with me so? The other day I looked everywhere for my car keys. I was rushing so I could drop off my kids at school (finally!) when I realized they were missing (the keys, not the kids). I searched frantically: the kitchen, the
Warm summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. But if you become too hot, you may be at risk of heatstroke. Heatstroke is defined as a condition in which you are no longer able to cool down and no longer able to perspire.
What Puts You at Risk of Heatstroke?
“Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.” You’ve likely been hearing that mantra forever, and it’s worthy advice for staying hydrated. But is “eight glasses per day” a science-based recommendation—or one of those old axioms repeated so often that it’s become known as fact? The truth is, there are
Coconut water is a naturally nutritious beverage with several nutrients and antioxidant effects. The coconut water health benefits include rehydration and blood pressure reduction. But this popular drink is not without risks. Discover more about this tasty drink here.
It doesn’t take much to make me want to eat chocolate. A sunny day. A rainy day. A snowy day. Pretty much any kind of day is perfect for indulging in my favorite sweet. Yes, chocolate can be good for you (this is what I keep reminding myself when I
Whatever the mechanisms that might underpin dehydration headaches, there is scientific evidence that can help reassure you that you aren’t imagining them. What causes dehydration headaches can be as simple as not having consumed sufficient fluids.
Likewise, dehydration headaches may happen because lack of fluids causes shrinkage in brain volume. This
A natural diuretic is an herb or plant used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion