You don’t need to guzzle cups of coffee or take an energy shot at lunch just to be able to make it to 5:00 P.M. Instead, address fatigue causes at the source by snacking on foods that are rich in these 4 energy-boosting nutrients.
Certain diseases do not behave the same way in men and women. They may have different risk profiles, different symptoms, even different outcomes. The more scientists and physicians understand about these differences, the better they can tailor care to attain the best results. To that end, a team of researchers
Fresh fruit, yogurt, maybe some veggies—what could be healthier right? While those may be the basic ingredients when you whip up a smoothie at home, you can’t assume the same is true for all restaurants. Well-made smoothies make great breakfasts, snacks, or post-workout recovery fuel, but we don’t always have
Implementing and adhering to a healthful eating pattern is a critical part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. As you’ve read in the previous chapters, making the right food choices in the right amounts has been shown time and again to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Additionally, the foods
Most, if not all, skin diseases are caused by overexposure to the sun. If the sun does not cause them, many of them are made worse by exposure to the sun’s UV rays. However, there are benefits to sun exposure, particularly in the case of UV rays, which help the
Orthopaedic conditions directly involve bones, muscles, and joints. Of the 38 conditions covered in this report, 20 are orthopaedic in nature and are described in this chapter. The 17 non-orthopaedic conditions are discussed in Chapter 3.
The Achilles tendon runs along the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf
In a study of people recovering from substance abuse disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found that simple, self-administered “happiness exercises” provided noticeable improvements in mood. And these activities, with names like “Reliving Happy Moments” and “Savoring,” may provide similar benefits for others, too.
In the study, more than 500 people with
In a normal eye, light passes through a clear lens to the retina, where it is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. The eye’s lens is made mostly of water and protein. Some of that protein may clump together and form what’s called a cataract, which
Previous research has suggested links between visual impairment and cognitive decline and/or Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. A common reason for vision impairment in this age group is cataracts: a condition that causes the lens of the eye to become opaque, and blurs the image you see when you focus
The pain, stiffness, and restricted movement that accompany arthritis may seem like a good reason to curl up in bed, but exercise is beneficial in mild-to-moderate arthritis. Arthritis exercise benefits include:
Healing. Exercise increases blood circulation and oxygenation within joint tissue, promoting repair.
Lower risk of complications. Exercise helps protect