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A Walk Is Good For Your Blood Sugar, Too

A Walk Is Good For Your Blood Sugar, Too

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds. “Anything you can do to bring down glucose readings throughout the day is a good thing,” said senior author […]

8 Easy Ways To Protect Your Back

8 Easy Ways To Protect Your Back

Fend off back pain In any three-month period, about a quarter of American adults have at least one day of back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health. The first time often happens between ages 30 and 40 and, like all fun things, tends to become more common with age. “After the common cold, […]

Boost Your Energy Naturally

Boost Your Energy Naturally

Do you feel exhausted before the day is over? Too pooped to play on weekends? Can’t even begin to think about exercising or sex, or you run out of gas before working up a sweat? Women of all ages seem to be suffering from an energy deficit these days. Work and school demands, children’s needs, […]

4 Simple Ways to Work in a Workout

4 Simple Ways to Work in a Workout

You know how busy life can be. The mornings are a rush, lunch time is a rush, and the night time is a rush to get housework done and dinner made. Layer in kids if you have them and the desire to spend time with them, and it’s easy to convince yourself that you don’t […]

5 Midlife Fitness Mistakes You May Be Making

5 Midlife Fitness Mistakes You May Be Making

I developed a regular fitness habit when my daughter turned one. So, for the past 17 years, I’ve kept a pretty steady schedule at the gym. When I’m there I operate with one primary goal…make the most of my time to get all the benefit I can. At the gym, this girl don’t play! I’m all […]

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

What is the best way to live a happy and successful life? originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Katherine Killoran, physician and cancer survivor, on Quora: Establishing healthy habits is a good start. When you feel well, it’s easier to be happy and […]

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

Exercise Can Lower Risk of Some Cancers By 20%

You know the virtues of regular physical activity: it can lower your risk of becoming overweight and can keep diseases like heart problems and diabetes at bay. But can it help reduce the risk of cancer, too? A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine sheds new light on that question. Previous studies have found […]

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé Wants to Change the Conversation

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé Wants to Change the Conversation

Beyoncé wears: Nylon-blend hoodie, $30, cotton sweatpants, $52, both, Ivy Park, collection at Topshop stores nationwide. Nylon Lycra swimsuit, Norma Kamali, $150. Dancer, left, wears: Elastane-blend tank, Ivy Park, $35. Stretch-cotton jumper shorts, KD New York, $78. Dancer, center, wears: Elastane-blend crop top, $35, leggings, $65, cotton sweatshirt (at waist),$52, all, Ivy Park. Dancer, right, […]

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