Tag: metabolic rate

Zero-Calorie Foods? Nice Thought, But…

Zero-Calorie Foods? Nice Thought, But…

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit down to a hot fudge sundae with zero calories? Or chow down on guilty pleasures like cookies, chips, and bread without adding any calories? The concept of “zero-calorie foods” is a fantasy, although there are certainly low-calorie foods that can help you

Hypothermia: Who’s Most at Risk for This Cold-Weather Danger?

Hypothermia: Who’s Most at Risk for This Cold-Weather Danger?

Cold weather can be hazardous for anyone, but particularly for older adults, because falling temperatures can cause hypothermia and frostbite, particularly if there are multiple days in a row in which the temperature drops below freezing. This makes it crucial for older adults to protect themselves from adverse weather and

1. Sleep Is Our Body’s Chance for Routine Maintenance

Although our conscious mind is closed to the outside world when we sleep, the rest of our body is not at rest. If you think of the body as a machine, sleep puts it in “idle” mode so that repairs can be made. Hundreds of biological processes continue: The heart

Is Coffee Bad for You? Actually, It Offers a Host of Health Benefits

Is Coffee Bad for You? Actually, It Offers a Host of Health Benefits

Is coffee bad for you? As you’ve likely seen in multiple health-related headlines over the years, coffee offers numerous health benefits, if you’re drinking it in moderation. On the other hand, the “coffee health benefits” headlines you’ve seen have been accompanied by others that lead you to an opposite conclusion:

Improve Your Lower Body Muscles with Strength Training

By the time we reach our mid-30s, we start to lose muscle mass. Some estimates suggest that we lose as much as one-half to 1 pound of muscle mass every year. This results in lost muscle function and strength, as well.
Staying Active
The good news is, you can limit this loss

Food and Nutrition: Facts or Myths

I’m sure you’ve read something like this: “Eat this food, not that food…more of this, less of that…eat your food in this particular order, at this time of day and on this day of the week…” It’s a confusing and exhausting set of mixed messages. All the conflicting information out

4. Energy and Fatigue

The word “fatigue” describes a feeling of tiredness or lack of energy, either physical or mental. Fatigue is generally distinguished from sleepiness or drowsiness, although a lack of sleep can contribute to fatigue. While someone who is drowsy might fight the urge to sleep, people who are fatigued often lack

Don’t Overlook Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

Typically, thyroid disorders aren’t on most women’s lists of top health concerns. However, women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid conditions, and about 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid disorder, according to the American Thyroid Association.

The thyroid gland, which is located in

You’re Using a Fitness Tracker—Is it Worth It?

You’re Using a Fitness Tracker—Is it Worth It?

Fitness trackers are popular! In fact, the fitness tracker market will reach $30 billion by 2020, according to industry estimates. When these fancy little devices were initially produced, they were elementary: basic step-counting tools. But the companies who make them began releasing more and more upgrades over time, meeting consumer

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