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
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
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?
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
We already know that a diet high in processed meat products is associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but a new study published in JAMA Oncology is helping to narrow down the reason for that correlation.
The long running survey of t
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
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
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