My stories offer readers practical tips about nutrition and healthy eating, as well as other ways to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Credits include Clean Eating, Weight Watchers, Beachbody.com & more.
In a study published in Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers determined that adults whose diets consisted mainly of fruits and vegetables made a more positive environmental impact than their meat-eating counterparts, particularly because of the reduction in ozone-depleting greenhouse gas emissions associated with a vegetarian diet. Scientists analyzed data on food intake and organic food consumption from more than 34,000 French adults to investigate the effect of dietary choices on the environ...
According to the 2017 Stress in America survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 45% percent of the Americans surveyed reported that common stressors such as money and work keep them up at night. Common stress symptoms reported by the survey respondents included anxiety, irritability, and fatigue.
Mindfulness meditation, the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment, has been brought into mainstream medical practices to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduce blood pressure and improve sleep quality. After reviewing study findings from the past decade, researchers from Canada, the US and The Netherlands found that the concept of mindfulness may also lend a helping hand to those who want to lose unwanted pounds.
Can your New Year’s resolutions lower your colorectal cancer risk? A recent report by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund has found strong evidence linking a person’s diet and lifestyle to a significant reduction in colorectal cancer risk, the third most common cancer in the world.
You’ve probably heard about aphrodisiac foods and maybe even wondered if there was really something to all of the hype that goes back centuries in some cultures. Scientists have studied the compounds in many of these foods to determine how and if they work to increase libido and rev up your sexual energy. Check out the science behind these foods that may give your sex drive a healthy boost.
In addition to cooling you down on hot summer days and keeping you hydrated, watermelon may ...
Whether it’s due to genetics or years of a sub-optimal skin care routine, our necks are one of the first areas to show visible signs of aging.
Why? As we age, our bodies start to make less and less collagen – a protein our skin needs to stay firm and elastic. The skin in the neck and chest area is thinner, so signs of aging show up here first.
According to a study published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease that surveyed approximately four million U.S. households, an estimated 10 million American adults reported being affected by symptoms of memory loss and confusion.
Brain-related changes are a normal part of the aging process. The level of blood flow in the brain decreases, for instance, which may be one cause of forgetfulness.
You’ve probably heard a lot about the numerous benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, including their ability to boost heart and brain health. Omega-6s and omega-9s have also been touted as “good” fats to include as part of a healthy diet.
But scientists have also been studying lesser-known fatty acids—omega-7s—which research has shown may help combat metabolic disorders that lead to chronic illnesses such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.