One Third of Adults at Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

More than one out of every three American adults has metabolic syndrome symptoms, increasing in their risk of heart disease and diabetes. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 292,188 women in 2009—that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women […]

Inactivity More Lethal than Obesity

Researchers for Cambridge University discover being sedentary may have double the risk of death than obesity. But the good news is just a little bit of exercise such as a brisk walk of 20 minutes daily around the block can reduce the risk of death by 30 percent. There are many positive results from a small increase […]

Gluten-Free Foods Not Always Better

Foods that are gluten-free are all the rage. Many supermarkets have entire aisles devoted to gluten-free breads, crackers, cookies, cake mixes and other processed foods. There is even a “gluten-free” dried fruit and bottled water on the market, which is amusing because gluten is a protein composite found only in wheat, rye, barley and other […]

Four Ways Exercise Slows Down Aging

Exercise can make you look and feel better. It can also make you look younger and make every cell in your body younger. Here are four amazing benefits you can get by exercising regularly: 1. Greater Agility. A recent British study, published in The Journal of Physiology, demonstrated that people between 55 to 79 who cycled […]

Exercise Is Not Just for Losing Weight

Losing a few pounds and trimming your waistline is not the only benefit of exercise. Regular physical activity is important for more than simply looking good. It is essential for good health. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers. . One out four deaths in US is caused by heart disease. […]

Are You Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most American adults don’t include enough fruits and vegetables in their daily consumption. When the CDC said “most”, it’s not just a little more than half. In a national survey, the researchers were shocked to discover that only 13% reported they ate daily recommended […]

The Twelve Hour Diet

Losing weight may not be just about counting calories and eating a healthy diet. Maybe when you eat is just as important as what you eat. The debate over whether or not eating late night snacks contributes to weight gain has been going on for a long time. The consensus right now seems to be […]

Prevent Cancer with More Veggies, Less Alcohol

Eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting back on alcohol consumption may help reduce the risk of obesity-related cancers, according to a recent New York University study. Obesity and excess body fat has long been linked to cancer of the stomach, reproductive organs, urinary tract, thyroid, blood and bones. The NYU researchers investigated whether the […]

Young Women Can Prevent Heart Disease

Women who lead an active, healthy lifestyle as young adults had a 92% lower risk of developing heart disease as they reach middle age, according to a team of researchers from the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington after reviewing twenty years of data of thousands of women starting in their 20s and […]

Yoga Good for the Heart

Doing down dogs and sun salutations may be as beneficial for the heart as taking a brisk walk in the park or going for a bike ride. Yoga may also be a lot easier to tolerate for older folks and people with health challenges. After reviewing 37 clinical trials, a team of researchers from Harvard […]