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More Years of Obesity Leads to Higher Risk for Disease, Research Shows

More Years of Obesity Leads to Higher Risk for Disease, Research Shows

A huge volume of research has established links between obesity and several potentially serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atherosclerosis (where fatty deposits narrow the arteries)—all of which can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke (known as 

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Mental Health

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Mental Health

When you work your body, you boost your mind in three essential ways. Cognition A new report from researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland and the University of Tsukuba in Japan has found that coordinated and challenging sports with fellow players, like tennis 

Can Holiday Food Be Good for You?

Can Holiday Food Be Good for You?

Yes. Enjoy the benefits of guilt-free family feasts with these six simple strategies. A friend recently described the latkes she makes for Hanukkah: “It’s a labor of love – hours in the kitchen. But they’re delicious, and the house smells amazing for days. Everyone eats 

What Is the F-Factor Diet? Is It Safe?

What Is the F-Factor Diet? Is It Safe?

Of the many different ways, there are to eat for weight loss, some emphasize portion size, while others focus on eliminating specific foods or food groups. Others still zero in on macronutrients and prescribe a specific ratio of fat and protein to carbohydrates. And at 

What’s a Healthy Weight?

What’s a Healthy Weight?

Many of us have a vague idea that we could stand to lose a few pounds. We get bombarded with weight-loss messages all day long, and we’re urged to do it for both our health and to attain a certain standard of beauty that favors 

Wine and cheese may help reduce cognitive decline, study suggests

Wine and cheese may help reduce cognitive decline, study suggests

The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Test your heart health by climbing stairs

Test your heart health by climbing stairs

Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI — Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The stairs test is an easy way to check your 

How to stay motivated to workout from home, according to experts

How to stay motivated to workout from home, according to experts

Former Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and Chris Hemsworth’s personal trainer Luke Zocchi share their top tips While the world continues to face the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult maintaining your regular workout routine or feeling motivated to exercise at all. However, working