Most people ascribe to the idea that obesity is connected to eating too much and moving too little. Most also believe the idea that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses stem from obesity. But what if there’s something else at work. The “mismatch hypothesis suggests exactly that.
Few people would disagree with the notion that exercise will make you stronger. Those same folks would likely agree that good nutrition will keep you healthy. But one question those people may not know how to answer is will exercise and good nutrition make you smarter?
Be honest. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, you’ve indulged on an oversized meal once or twice. An extra slice of pizza, extra sweets or second helping of comfort food. Occasional overeating probably won’t ruin your health. Making it a habit, however, is a recipe for serious health issues.
It has been pretty widely accepted that cognitive ability declines as we age. If you ask most people, including most doctors, if alcohol consumption is good for cognitive function, they’d likely say no. But are they right? Does alcohol consumption speed age-related cognitive decline?
Everyone wants strong, healthy children. Good cardiovascular health is the foundation of health. New research tells us that one key to ensuring that your children are heart-healthy later in life is for mom to eat well and exercise while pregnant.
Anorexia Nervosa affects about 1 percent of women and 0.3 percent of men over the age of 15. It can cause serious health problems, including digestive system damage, hormonal damage and even heart attacks. If new research is accurate, girls with anorexia may also be at risk of stunted growth.
Fat loss seems to be a goal for just about every dieter and health and fitness enthusiast on the planet. Maybe that’s why so many “miracles” for fat loss hit the market every year. But one tried-and-true, science-backed key does exist. Eating more protein is that key.
Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections and conditions including influenza, tuberculosis and even childhood asthma. But can vitamin D help fight off COVID-19 coronavirus? And if you do get infected, can adequate vitamin D levels reduce the severity of symptoms?
If your 5K run times aren’t quite where you’d like them to be, help might be on the way. Not in the form of some secret training program or new running shoes. The “secret sauce” for a faster 5K? A nice, big cup of coffee. Or so says new research.
For parents, rewarding children with food can sometimes seem like an easy fix for behavioral challenges. Kids respond to delicious treats, after all. But is this a dangerous habit that threatens the health of children?