It’s not just your eating pattern and your physical activity that affect how well your heart and blood vessels function. Other aspects of your lifestyle appear to intersect with your diet and activity level on the path to better cardiovascular health. Your sleep, for instance, can affect your quality of
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The perils of mindless eating can be many: too much food, eaten too rapidly, followed by a sense that you’ve gleaned no enjoyment from what you’ve eaten. Sound familiar? That’s why mindful eating is increasingly trumpeted as a means to achieving a healthier relationship with the food we eat. But
Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it’s the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let’s first consider the two main types:
Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for 5 percent of all cases.
Mealtime can be a relaxing break from a busy day, a time to nourish your body and catch up with loved ones or friends. But the grocery shopping, meal preparation, and even the eating experience itself can feel stressful. Trying to please all the palates in your home can be
A snack is basically any food or drink consumed between meals. Researchers sometimes add qualifiers (a snack is smaller than a meal, provides less calories, or takes place at least 15 minutes after mealtime), but most snackers are probably just looking for a quick, convenient way to make it to the
It doesn’t take much to make me want to eat chocolate. A sunny day. A rainy day. A snowy day. Pretty much any kind of day is perfect for indulging in my favorite sweet. Yes, chocolate can be good for you (this is what I keep reminding myself when I
Feed your Gut Bacteria for Immunity
Get more dietary fiber and plant foods. Eat at least 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories—that’s 28 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet. Choose whole, minimally processed grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Read labels. Probiotic foods and supplements are not regulated by
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often doesn’t cause any obvious symptoms. Uncontrolled, it can be a very serious problem leading to stroke, heart disease, eye problems and even kidney failure. Estimates show that more than half of people over age 65 have high blood pressure.
Q. I’ve heard that painkillers can be dangerous—even over-the-counter painkillers. What are some of the possible negative effects of these drugs?
A. Most of us don’t think twice about reaching for an ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief. But if you suffer from
No one starts a diet with the intention of regaining the weight they lose. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens with most weight loss diets. One reason more than 95 percent of people who lose weight end up regaining is that diets tend to involve goals that aren’t realistic and behavior