Reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is up to you. Research in Finland shows that something you can do twice a week helps protects your brain cells.
Exercising at a gym or community center can be a great way to get in shape, alleviate stress and boost your energy. But be sure that the equipment is clean and sanitized, or you could walk away with a nasty bacterial infection.
In fact, some researchers have discovered antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus on yoga mats and cardio and resistance machines. Plus, bacteria can often lurk on hand weights and sweaty towels.
If you’re worried about your waistline, you better do something about it. Researchers at Columbia University have calculated the odds of your bulging belly shortening your life. The frightening conclusion: Your life’s in more serious danger than you know.
Researchers looking at the health of more than 9,000 people who were having blood sugar problems have discovered a simple step you can take to significantly cut your risk of heart problems.
Stress at work or at home can make you more vulnerable to infections and illness. But a research review at the Ohio State University College of Medicine points the way to defusing the damaging effects of stress and staying healthy, even when you feel surrounded by chaos.
While HDL is considered the “good” cholesterol that helps keep arteries functioning, not all HDL does its heart-protection job very well. But researchers at UCLA have found an exercise that makes your HDL better at keeping your cardiovascular system in tip-top shape.
The basics of taking care of yourself — drinking plenty of water, eating fresh and healthy foods on the periphery of the grocery store (and not the aisles), staying active, and making time for sleep — will always win out over the most recent miracle-working snake oil on the market.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that is increasingly being diagnosed by physicians throughout the Nation. With more cases of PTSD cropping up, more research of the condition is being conducted—and a recently published study indicates PTSD sufferers can benefit from alternative therapies.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has not been shy about using the force of government to promote his public health initiatives when it comes to banning sodas that he feels are too big, smoking, fatty foods, bottle feeding infants, guns and Styrofoam. But asked whether government should also force people to exercise, even the mayor […]
A recent study sought to determine if modernization, which often correlates with a sedentary lifestyle, is a major contributing factor to obesity and heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.