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Why Exercise Alone May Not Be the Key to Weight Loss

Why Exercise Alone May Not Be the Key to Weight Loss

If you give a mouse a running wheel, it will run. But it may not burn many additional calories, because it will also start to move differently when it is not on the wheel, according to an interesting new study of the behaviors and metabolisms of exercising mice. The study, published in Diabetes, involved animals, […]

Inactivity Tied To Bladder Problems In Middle-aged Men

Inactivity Tied To Bladder Problems In Middle-aged Men

Middle-aged men who are sedentary much of the day and don’t get a lot of exercise are more likely to develop bladder and urinary tract symptoms than their peers who sit less, a Korean study suggests. Researchers examined data on 69,795 men who were 40 years old on average and didn’t have a history of […]

Attitudes For Aging Gracefully

Attitudes For Aging Gracefully

One of the most popular marketing niches today is anti-aging. Yet no matter how much hype it gets, the process of aging is inevitable. The good news is that the effects and severity of the progression can be slowed down. But they can’t be stopped. “Aging well is the supreme expression of wisdom.” —Michael Gelb Alongside the anti-aging phenomena […]

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Fish

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Fish

Fish has long been a staple of the human diet and it’s well documented that fish-reliant societies (think: the Japanese and the Greeks) have lower rates of heart disease. Because fish are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, they are great for building brains as well. But getting kids to eat salmon can be […]

Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health. In the latest analysis, published in the BMJ, researchers scanned nearly 220 studies on coffee and found that overall, coffee drinkers may enjoy more health benefits than people who don’t drink the brew. The scientists, […]

Signs You’re Dangerously Sleep Deprived

Signs You’re Dangerously Sleep Deprived

Back in college, pulling an all-nighter was a veritable right of passage. And looking back, you can’t recall any major fallout from those 24-hour, caffeine-fueled binges. Fast-forward a few years, and multiple nights of baby rocking, toddler training, and trying to fit what used to be your leisurely after-work routine into after-dark hours when the […]

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

There are a lot of variables when it comes to getting kids to sleep through the night. Some, like getting ample naps during the day, are relatively easy to address. Others, like teaching them to self-soothe, are a bit trickier. Then there is one of the less-discussed factors that can make or break a child’s […]

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

When your normally sweet, well-mannered child starts acting out, mouthing off, or otherwise whining about stuff that usually goes unnoticed, you probably have that little warning light flashing in your head that says tonight should be an early bedtime (definitely for him, maybe for both of you). Here are four other signs of sleep deprivation […]

Bedtime Rituals For Children

Bedtime Rituals For Children

Too many parents dread the pre-bed hour. That’s when your sweet, agreeable youngster goes from bundle of joy to holy terror, and you spend the better part of 60 minutes cajoling, begging, and admonishing then to climb in bed — and stay there. It doesn’t have to be this way. While the advent of technology […]

Morning Routine Based On Your Body Type

Morning Routine Based On Your Body Type

There are some universal rules that apply, no matter your shape (don’t skimp on sleep!). But your body type can also hold surprising clues as to the right exercise and diet habits for you. Ectomorph Your body type in a nutshell: You’re naturally lean and have trouble putting weight on. You may also be thin […]