Did you know that the best way to manage weight might not include daily gym visits? That’s right; researchers have taken a long hard look at the ramifications of a sedentary lifestyle and concluded that your favorite chair could be your worse enemy. The term NEAT – an acronym for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – was coined by Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher.
It turns out snacking on a daily handful of nuts – one ounce or 3 tablespoons – could reduce your risk of dying from the most common causes death. That’s right, according to a major study following nearly 119,000 men and women for 24 years, those who nibbled on nuts were less likely to die from heart disease, cancer and lung disease than their non-nut eating friends.
Have you ever lost your step on a slippery sidewalk, flinging your arms in the air and sending your heart racing?
Unfortunately, balance issues intensify as we age. What’s more, falling can result in life changing injuries for seniors including hip fractures and head injuries.
Did you know that the typical adult gains between five and eight pounds in the short interval between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? It’s true! For many people, this signals a time for giving up on healthy eating practices.
There is a multi-billion industry dedicated to cosmetic beauty, but did you know that you can enhance your beauty from the inside out? That’s right, scientific research now proves that certain foods can boost beauty naturally. Here are four tasty, skin saving suggestions.
It’s no wonder that sleep deprivation is used as an interrogation technique. When you don’t get enough shut-eye a myriad of problems ensure. Studies show that lack of sleep is closely linked to poorer concentration and memory, as well as slower reaction time. What’s more, a long-term pattern of sleepless nights ups your odds of diabetes, depression, heart disease and even weight gain.
We all know that staying faithful to an exercise commitment is sometimes difficult. Those excuse demons can attack all our good intentions and persuade us back onto the couch. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here we offer great weapons to fight the top barriers to fitness.
Face it, maintaining a healthy weight can be a struggle, but add an aging metabolism into the mix and it can seem like an impossible battle. No doubt you know first hand that fewer calories are required as you age. Exercise (especially aerobic) is a proven aid in this never-ending balancing act.
Are your cholesterol numbers not where you’d like them to be? To be honest, genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces, but wise diet choices can give those worrisome numbers a nudge in the right direction. These easy to follow tips can help you lower your cholesterol for better heart health.
Common wisdom suggests that exercise is essential for a healthy body, but did you know that it could actually lead to a better brain, too? Exercise triggers the growth of new cell mitochondria, important for a healthy brain. If you are still on the fence regarding the benefits of exercise, consider the compelling proof below. Your brain will thank you!