Muscle-building programs can energize your entire being and offer all kinds of exciting benefits, including better balance, more confidence, and the ability to do daily physical tasks and favorite sports with greater ease. Whether you are just getting started or need a refresher on best practices, these basic principles can
The idea of food addiction has gained traction in public consciousness, paralleling talk of the modern food environment and its highly palatable foods. But can we really become addicted to food in the same way we might become addicted to tobacco, alcohol or cocaine? It’s a controversial question that presents
Lack of Sleep Weakens Willpower, Increases Cravings
Lack of sleep is tied to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It also increases stress hormones, which can lead to increased sugar cravings. A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, Dec. 17, 2018, subjected 32 lean, healthy men to a
Gluten, a protein found in whole grains, causes a reaction in people with celiac disease, gluten ataxia (an autoimmune disorder), and non-celiac gluten intolerance. Today, it is understood that refraining from eating gluten can help people suffering from these diseases digest food normally.
As a result of this knowledge, the gluten-free
The key to resolving any chronic health condition is to discover the root causes and then supply the body with the needed raw materials to correct any deficiencies or to bring the body back into balance. Therefore, you will need to become somewhat of a detective, patiently investigating each known
When we think about depression, lack of motivation, or difficulty focusing and concentrating, the well-known brain chemical serotonin often comes to mind. While it’s true that serotonin deficiency is a problem for many people with depression and other mental health issues, researchers have known for years that other neurotransmitters such
Concentrating better as you learn new information is critical to locking in new memories. But what you do after that can be just as helpful.
Clinical neuropsychologist Yakeel T. Quiroz, PhD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, and Clara Vila-Castelar, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology
Exercise isn’t just about being fit or looking slim. It affects how we feel, how we function, and even how well we sleep. In the newly issued second edition of the report Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, researchers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services outline the dramatic
You’ve probably heard someone going on-and-on about their favorite new kitchen appliance—the electric programmable pressure cooker. If not, brace yourself for a life-changing (or at least time-saving) gadget that you might want to add to your own kitchen arsenal. This appliance is similar to a slow-cooker or crock pot and
How you feel depends upon how and when you fuel yourself. If you want to optimize energy, there are some simple strategies you can try. Though the recommendations are rather straightforward, transforming your diet does require thoughtful planning, trial and error, and patience. The rewards, however, are many.
“Optimal nutrition can