Many of us resolve to make changes that will benefit our health at the New Year. Unfortunately, cold winter weather may stop us from getting outside in the fresh air to exercise, and the desire for warming “comfort food” that packs a punch when it comes to calories can mean
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Knowing about the benefits of exercise doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll get off the couch and do it. So… here are 7 steps to help you get motivated to exercise.
E-Cigarettes Elevate Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
E-cigarettes that contain nicotine are no safer than traditional cigarettes when it comes to cardiovascular risk, according to a study published on July 9 in Vascular Medicine. In fact, their cardiovascular effects may last even longer. Researchers found that peripheral systolic blood pressure was significantly
Try a simple and effective mindful eating exercise to kick-start more intentional, mindful eating habits that will help you lose weight.
The Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to improved heart and brain health, reduced inflammation, and weight loss. It features lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and olive oil; moderate or low amounts of fish, poultry, and red wine; small amounts of low-fat and non-fat dairy products; and
In Part 1 of this two-part series, you learned how being distracted when you eat can lead to overeating and unhealthy habits, which may make losing weight particularly difficult. Here in Part 2, you’ll learn about a simple mindful eating exercise to bring your focus and awareness back to your
Your health habits today can impact your health decades into the future. These are the findings from a new German study published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise (January, 2014). In the study, about 500 men and women were followed from 1992 to 2010. The scientists analyzed many factors that
Q: Are there any benefits to teatoxing?
A: Of all nutrition misinformation, the idea that one can “detox” to lose weight and get healthy is among the most popular and potentially most harmful. Proponents claim that you can ”flush your system” by drinking special concoctions. Teatoxing, a hybrid of ”tea” and
A family history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—having a parent or sibling with the disease–is second only to advanced age as a major risk factor for the neurodegenerative condition. Yet although scientists have identified a number of hereditary, or genetic, factors that appear to lead to greater vulnerability to AD, they
Couples Are More Likely to Get Healthy if They Pursue Good Health Together
If you have trouble dropping bad habits and adopting healthier ones, ask your significant other to join you, says a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers looked at 3,722 couples age 50 and older and how successful