The effects of raising body temperature with saunas and baths may improve heart disease outcomes. Continue reading Getting Hot and Healthy
That would be amazing! Unfortunately, life doesn’t work like that. There is a new study though that tested out the alternate day fasting strategy compared to a more typical calorie-restricted diet. They took 100 men and woman and assigned them to a fasting group, a calorie restriction group, or a group that didn’t change their eating habits. Fasting – 25% daily calorie needs followed by … Continue reading New Diet Cures Obesity
What’s something that everyone loves? I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love carbs. They’re just so darn yummy. If you’re trying to lose weight or control diabetes, what should you do? Are carbs or calories your worst enemy? Without getting into how each diet you see out there works and why it’s good or bad for certain people, here are some general facts about carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbs vs. Calories: Choose Wisely
Ever heard of weekend warriors? No, they’re not the back-up team for Captain Planet. They’re people who don’t exercise all the time, but when they do, they go all out. The question that one group of researchers asked is whether that style of exercise is the same as regular exercise and if it’s better than no exercise at all. Before we jump into their findings, … Continue reading Weekend Warriors: Fighting the Good Fight
These new results may be surprising, but are a real win for dog-owners everywhere. Research out of Sweden from millions of patient records shows that owning a dog may actually help people live longer, healthier lives. Here are some fun facts: Dog owners who live alone had a 23% reduction in death from any cause Dog owners who live with other people had an 11% … Continue reading Hot Diggity… Dogs
Everyone has stress. It’s unavoidable and a certain amount can actually be healthy and motivating. Everyone also has to deal with that stress though and that’s where some people’s coping mechanisms are healthier than others. Take this quiz to see how you deal with stress and share it to see if other people do the same.
By Shiwani Mahajan History has seen smoking transform from a symbol of wealth, to a fashion statement, and finally to a killer. The harmful effects of smoking are well known and the campaign against it is strong now. It’s true that smoking causes lung cancer, but did you know that smoking is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), … Continue reading “Been Smoking Too Long”