Reducing Your Sodium Intake Could Save Your Life

April 13th, 2013

Reducing Your Sodium Intake Could Save Your Life

A diet that’s too high in salt (sodium) is linked to numerous health issues—think hypertension, heart disease and strokes. Experts agree that there are huge benefits to reducing sodium in your die

Smart Sun Protection

April 4th, 2013

Smart Sun Protection

Longer spring days mean more time outside—and a greater skin cancer risk. Will you be exercising outdoors? If so, learn more about protecting your skin. The sun emits two kinds of ultraviolet radiat

Fitting Fitness into a Busy Life

April 3rd, 2013

Fitting Fitness into a Busy Life

Finding it tough to work fitness into your busy schedule? Try these time-management and exercise strategies to help keep it on the calendar. Schedule your workout first thing in the morning (before l

Yoga’s Benefits Confirmed

April 2nd, 2013

Yoga’s Benefits Confirmed

Two recent studies indicate that regular yoga classes can have a positive effect on atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and common psychiatric disorders. The results of the first study were publ

Total Vegetarian Fitness

March 27th, 2013

Total Vegetarian Fitness

Whether it’s for health or ideological reasons, more and more people are following a vegetarian diet. A recent study indicated that 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians. What’s more, these same s

Take a Break from your Diet

March 26th, 2013

Take a Break from your Diet

If your diet is driving you crazy, it’s probably time to take a break – really! Experts advise that taking strategic breaks during a weight loss diet can help dieters continue the program and supp

One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

March 25th, 2013

One burger = 2.6 miles? No thanks!

New research suggests that putting conversions on restaurant menus that are based on physical activities—as opposed to just calorie counts—can persuade people to make healthier choices. A study at

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

March 22nd, 2013

Belly Fat increases Colon Cancer Risk

A new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, shows that abdominal (visceral) fat packed deep between the organs increases intestinal and colon cancer risk. There had been skepticis

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

March 19th, 2013

Exercise Helps You Keep Your Cool

A recent analysis of published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, indicates that short stints of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control in preadolescent children (6–

Exercise for Better Sleep

March 11th, 2013

Exercise for Better Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll shows a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. Participants were asked to identify how often they exercised and ho

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

March 6th, 2013

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

An impressive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people at high risk for heart disease reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30% by switching to a Mediterran

Feeling mean? Eat green!

February 26th, 2013

Feeling mean? Eat green!

A recent University of Warwick and Dartmouth College study reports that people who eat 7 servings of fruits or vegetables a day report being “happier” than those who don’t. After studying the ea

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