As we brace for the impact of COVID-19, efforts to protect ourselves are falling mainly into two categories. First, we are trying to avoid exposure. And second, we’re ramping up the capacity of our healthcare system as quickly as possible to keep i
There’s this old curse: May you live in interesting times. It doesn’t seem so bad at first. But then the interesting times hit and everybody rushes Costco and you have no idea when you’ll be able to buy toilet paper again.
The reality of the
When it comes to selecting a massage cream, there are plenty of options out there. It can be overwhelming trying to decide between oils and lotions with an endless array of scents ranging from soothing to sexy. Coconut? Hibiscus? Lavender? Eucalyptus
Oil, lotion, cream, or gel? It’s a simple question with no right or wrong answer. But if you’re a professional massage therapist, it’s an important question to ask. Your final decision will take into account everything from client preference to
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
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
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
We’ve been worried for a long time that all this sitting is making us fatter. But now researchers have added a new twist to our fears: too much chair time is actually making our brains thinner.
In a new study, researchers have found that the bra