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What Is Causing My Tired Legs?

What Is Causing My Tired Legs?

If you often experience tired legs when the rest of you is wide awake, it could be time to have your cardiovascular health checked and to evaluate your muscular fitness. Tired legs can actually be a symptom of several conditions, but typically the feeling is caused by decreased blood flow

Frontline: Mediterranean Diet; Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia; Feminine Hygiene Products

Mediterranean Diet May Benefit Your Bones and Muscles
Postmenopausal women who eat Mediterranean-style have healthier bones and muscles, according to research presented in March 2018 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The researchers found that women whose dietary patterns most closely adhered to a Mediterranean-style eating pattern had higher bone mineral

Newsbriefs: Nuts; Waist Size; Muscle Mass; Ultra-Processed Foods; High Sodium

Eating Nuts May Help Prevent Cancer’s Return
The dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients found in nuts may help prevent cancer recurrence in patients who formerly had colon cancer, according to a study published online Feb. 28, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In an observational study of

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Exercise confers many health advantages. It can help counteract blood vessel diseases that play a role in our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer.
Get Motivated to Get the Benefits of Exercise
We’ve long understood the benefits of exercise. It unlocks the door to better physical

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein powder is most popular with (and typically marketed to) athletes and bodybuilders. But it also has caught on with a broader range of consumers—people of various ages and activity levels—who are looking to improve their daily diet habits. But what can protein powder actually do for you? And how

The Power of Protein at Breakfast

Toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cold cereal. That’s the high-carb stuff of the typical American breakfast. Yet the latest research shows that including more protein at the morning meal might provide many health benefits, including weight loss and preserving muscle tissue.

More Protein, Better Breakfast. Higher-protein breakfasts have been studied in teenagers

Take Unintentional Weight Loss Seriously

Take Unintentional Weight Loss Seriously

Unintentional weight loss occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of older adults, says the American Association of Family Practitioners (AAFP). It’s also associated with increased morbidity and mortality. That’s one out of every five seniors experiencing unintentional weight loss that can directly affect their longevity.

It’s especially sobering

Research Roundup: Nuts’ Effect on Heart Disease; Diverticulitis; Magnesium

Nut Noshing May Cut Heart Disease Risk
Regular nut consumption (specifically tree nuts overall, walnuts, and peanuts) is linked to reduced risk of heart disease, research shows. Among 210,000 people, researchers found that eating five or more servings of nuts (including peanuts) a week was associated with a 14 percent lower

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

How Do You Know If You Have a Hip Fracture?

The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women.

Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers for

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