Is Age-Related Muscle Loss Really Age-Related?

It seems like common sense: we get weaker as we get older. All we have to do is look at the world around us, at all the young, strong people and the frail elderly people. There’s even a word for it: sarcopenia, or the “age-related loss of muscle

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Ultra-Processed Foods and Increased Cancer Risk

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

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Can A Person Be Both Fat and Fit?

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

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A Common Answer to Common Health and Fitness Questions

When it comes to health and fitness, there are a number of long-running (occasionally passionate) debates that could each be settled by the same one-word answer: Diet or exercise? Strength training or cardio? Weights or resistance bands?

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Exercise Alone Is Not Enough for Weight Loss

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

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Slow Down to Eat Less

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

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Gym Alternatives for that Worst Time of Year

That time of year is here again: the time when everybody all at once decides to migrate their sweaty, coughy, runny-nosey bodies to the gym. The convergence of flu season and New Year’s Resolutions is always a good time. This year’s flu seems

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Sitting Is Forgetting, New Report Claims

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

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