How are your allergies? If you’re like one in five Americans, there’s something bothering you. It could be pollen, it could be peanuts, it could be cats. There’s a never-ending list of things that people are allergic to, with symptoms ranging f
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
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