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
This is where things get frustrating. Two recent studies, taken together, are enough to leave us paralyzed with confusion:
In the first we learn that prolonged standing on the job is more likely to lead to heart attack than prolonged sitting; and
We’ve been over this before: one of the best things you can do for your health is to exercise regularly. No matter your age, exercise keeps you more vibrant and less prone to illness. Exercise makes you happier, stronger, more energetic, mentally s
There’s plenty of talk lately about the benefits of CBD (formally known as cannabidiol) as a wonder drug with a myriad of applications. After gaining prominence for its effectiveness at combatting epileptic seizures among children, CBD has been pro
First the good news: Scientists have identified five healthy habits that, taken together, could add a dozen or more years to your life. And now the bad news: These are the same old habits we’ve all heard about a thousand times, so there are no fanc