A new European study published in The BMJ shows a potential link between the consumption of “ultra-processed” foods and illness — specifically, a 10% increase in the proportion of these foods in a person’s diet was associated with a more than
If you’re in your 50s or early 60s and you’ve lived a largely sedentary lifestyle, your heart just isn’t what it used to be. It’s not as strong, the muscle is getting stiffer, and the risk of heart failure is increasing. But there’s good ne
You’ve got an ache or a pain and you’re wondering if it’s tendinitis. Or you know you have tendinitis, and you’re wondering what type of treatment is available. Will physical therapy help? Or maybe you’re just wondering what the difference
We know we need to stretch. People have been telling us so our entire lives. It’s like the wisdom of the ages, passed down from your middle school P.E. teacher to that guy at the gym who keeps offering to critique your deadlift.
But while stretc
There was a time not too long ago when fitness and fatness might have seemed mutually exclusive. Lately, however, the idea that you can be fit and fat at the same time has been debated with increasing frequency—and it’s not likely to go away any
Feeling wobbly? You’re not alone. Loss of balance isn’t just for old people anymore, according to a study from the Journals of Gerentology. The two-year survey of mobility, strength, endurance, and balance showed the expected results of steady de
We promote exercise at every opportunity with good reason. Exercise is the number one thing you can do to start improving your health today, unless you’re a smoker. If that’s the case, the first best thing you can do is quit smoking — and also
Slow down when you eat. That’s the takeaway from a new Japanese study on the relationship between lifestyle habits and obesity.
Data collected over a five-year period from 59,700 individuals showed a clear trend: 21.5% of self-reported slow eate
In late September, 2012, Rached Maalouf left the parking lot of a yoga festival in Joshua Tree, California. He doesn’t remember what happened next. He was on his motorcycle; a car made an unexpected lane change. Rached was found fifty feet from his
When strength training with weights, it’s relatively easy to determine how much weight you can lift. The weights have numbers, after all, and with just a little experience and some simple math you’ll be able to figure out what your limit is, for