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What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?

What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?

Q: How do I make an intelligent choice between getting enough sleep, eating well and regularly exercising? I usually sleep when time is tight and stress is high. And I often eat whatever is available rather than spending time to find healthy choices when I’m traveling. Am I better off getting an extra hour of […]

Why The Belly Fat Isn’t Leaving

Why The Belly Fat Isn’t Leaving

Lose The Pudge A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but healthy. Extra fat cells deep in your abdomen (aka visceral fat) generate adipose hormones and adipokines—chemical troublemakers that travel to your blood vessels and organs, […]

Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?

Is Your Lifestyle Aging You?

Are your lifestyle choices making you age faster? We all know that unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles are factors that have been driving the obesity epidemic. But a new study out of the Mayo Clinic has also linked them to the biology of aging. That’s right, what you eat and how physically active you are […]

The 7 Laws of Healthy Old Age

The 7 Laws of Healthy Old Age

1. Continue learning Compared to participants of the inner-city Glueck study, the Grant men lived on average 10 years longer than their less-educated peers. However, the 6 percent of Glueck men who graduated from college were just as healthy, even in old age, as the Grant men. 2. Don’t smoke In both studies (and excluding […]

How Exercise Might Increase Your Self-Control

How Exercise Might Increase Your Self-Control

For most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe boutique. But a new study suggests that exercise might be a simple if unexpected way to increase our willpower and perhaps help us to avoid making impulsive choices that we will later regret. Self-control is one of those concepts that […]

What To Eat Before You Exercise, According To Science

What To Eat Before You Exercise, According To Science

Celebrating Your Health at Every Age

Celebrating Your Health at Every Age

How do you live to a healthy old age? There’s not one answer to that question—it’s way more complicated than that, with many forces at work. There’s an intricate interplay between things like genetics, environment, lifestyle and sometimes just plain luck that factors into staying healthy. And unfortunately, we can’t rely on that (mythical) fountain […]

7 Steps to Reach Your Health Goals

7 Steps to Reach Your Health Goals

We’re huge fans of health goals such as running a marathon or losing 50 pounds, especially when those milestones are achieved healthfully. And because a humongous goal is, well, so humongous, it probably will trigger a cascade of other healthy habits. When people feel the effects of a significant health change, they typically don’t want […]

Easy Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy

Easy Ways to Naturally Increase Your Energy

People are more overworked than ever. According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, our parents and grandparents worked around 1,600 hours a year in 1979, compared to 1,800 a year in 2007. It can be easy and convenient to grab an energy drink or large soda when you’re feeling tired. But cheap-and-quick energy sources will […]

Manopause: So What Exactly Can You Do About It?

Manopause: So What Exactly Can You Do About It?

What are we aging men to do about our changing bodies, minds, and spirits once we recognize we’re being asked to get off the youth train and board the over-the-hill express? Some research has shown that a change in diet can be the most effective tool for adjusting to the lower output of testosterone. This, […]

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