There was one aspect of my childhood that was especially lucky. My parents insisted that I learn how to play a musical instrument at a young age. I think that eventually I would have played an instrument in any case. Music, in my gene pool, seems to be a genetic disease (but a good one).
While researchers have long known about exercise’s benefits for heart health and fighting cancer, more recently they’ve discovered that it improves the health and appearance of your skin. Turns out that exercise makes important changes in skin cells that make you look younger and more attractive.
Pharmaceutical companies are hot on the trail of drugs that can protect the brain against memory problems like Alzheimer’s disease. But here’s a natural way to douse your brain cells today with the brain-boosting chemicals drug manufacturers are spending millions trying to synthesize.
An analysis of life expectancy shows that by changing one habit in your daily life, you may be able to increase your life expectancy by five years. And you can start today.
The paleo diet didn’t solve all of my physical problems. But it melted pounds effortlessly and made my chronic pain back off. Perhaps going on the paleo diet could do the same for you.
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.