Are salt and weight gain related? Sodium is a nutrient that’s essential to life. But is it associated with weight gain?
What’s the right amount of exercise? The Department of Health & Human Services prescribes at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week. But, how hard and how often should you push yourself to get the best results? Do you need to kill it in the gym or can you get by with a brisk walk?
Obesity and exercise are the subject of some recent research. It provides intriguing insights into how the body functions and guidance on what to do if you’re obese and trying to lose weight.
Does metabolism slow down with age? The research shows that it changes with age, just not when you might think. Most of us remember a time when we could eat anything we wanted and not gain weight. But a new study suggests your metabolism, the rate at which you burn calories, actually peaks much earlier and starts its inevitable decline later than you might think.
Figs are good for you. I have a fig tree in my yard that produces twice a year and I love to eat them as a snack, sliced up in a salad or as a sauce for baked salmon. Figs satisfy a sweet tooth and are very nutritious.
What are the health risks of diet soda? Diet soda is promoted as a safe way to enjoy soda without consuming a lot of sugar. But is it really safe to drink diet soda or are their health risks associated with consuming sugar free sodas?
Keto diets cause disease. That’s the finding of a new study that warns they may be doing long-term damage to your health. Researchers say that what makes these high-fat diets different from other weight-loss strategies is also increasing the risk of developing a multitude of different diseases.
Are you wondering how lose belly? Belly fat. Few words inspire more fear in the hearts of health-minded people. And for good reason.
How much red meat is healthy? For meat lovers, barbecue season means lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, charcuterie trays and exotic cuts like wild boar and bison. But there’s a dark side to the carnivore’s diet.
What are the best foods for sleep? There is a growing body of scientific data that indicates what types of food can protect, enhance, or undermine sleep.