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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, […]

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 […]

Foods You Should Eat Every Day

Foods You Should Eat Every Day

01. SPINACH It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower. This noted muscle builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual […]

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Family members play an important role in helping teens improve or maintain healthy eating habits. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when everyone is working towards similar health goals. Here are some nutrition and wellness tips for you and your family: Be a good role model. Teens […]

The Subtle but Powerful Link Between Food and Success

The Subtle but Powerful Link Between Food and Success

When it comes to being more productive, innovative and successful, there’s no shortage of advice. People will tell you to balance work hours, to get a good night’s sleep and to exercise. You’ve also probably heard that eating healthy can help you be more successful, but do you know why? It may not seem like […]

Healthy Habits You Already Know but Aren’t Doing

Healthy Habits You Already Know but Aren’t Doing

Think you’re too busy for a healthy lifestyle? Think again. No, it’s not easy to balance your work life and your home life, and you probably cut corners wherever you can, right? And most likely, your own personal well-being is the first casualty But did you know you can fit plenty of healthy habits into […]

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, […]

Laws of Healthy Old Age

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 […]

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 […]

Signs Of High Blood Pressure You Should Know About

Signs Of High Blood Pressure You Should Know About

There are some things that are hard to commit to memory: your mother-in-law’s birthday, how much milk is left in the fridge, and your last blood pressure reading, to name a few.But over half of all Americans will experience high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And considering that high blood pressure essentially […]

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