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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, […]

Ways to Sleep Better Every Night

Ways to Sleep Better Every Night

While medical practitioners recommend nine hours sleep a night, for most of us, seven hours is a lot. But sometimes even if we manage to get under the sheets early, we still struggle to get any shuteye. With over 20 years experience in the sleep medicine field, Dr. Carmel Harrington shares her top five tips that don’t […]

Why Exercise Makes Us Happy

Why Exercise Makes Us Happy

Ah, mindfulness! It’s a term that’s frequently thrown around these days—but what does it mean? In short, it’s about being aware of yourself and your own happiness; taking time out to enjoy things while being careful not to “sweat the small stuff.” The first few months of the year can be tough, can’t they? Cold, […]

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 […]

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