Doctors and lots of people on treadmills in health clubs believe better “cardio” leads to a longer life. People run, swim, row, climb and engage in all sorts of cardiorespiratory fitness activities in order to keep the Grim Reaper away a little longer. The big question is “does it work?”
For American football fans, it’s that most wonderful time of the year! The Super Bowl! For many Americans, it’s also the super bowl of snack foods. Here are some snack foods that are Super Bowl-worthy and won’t destroy your resolution to eat healthier and lose weight!
We know that when expecting mothers eat well and exercise, it has a positive impact on baby’s health. But what about dad’s food and activity habits? What impact do they have on the health of his kids? The answers to those questions might surprise you.
There is an often debilitating brain pressure disorder on the rise. This disorder can cause disabling headaches, vision problems and in some cases, loss of vision. New research has linked the rise of this disorder to the rise in obesity rates in the US and abroad.
Americans enjoy a drink now and then. Maybe more than that. Alcohol consumption increased significantly during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Previous research points to a link between alcohol consumption, cancer and mortality from all causes. Is this accurate and what is the impact of booze on cancer and death?
Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. It effects coordination and motor control, making activities as simple as walking very difficult. Eventually, it can even lead to depression and anxiety in those afflicted with it. But could some simple dietary changes delay or prevent the onset of Parkinson’s?
There’s a lot we don’t know about the human gut microbiome. We know this collection of bacteria, viruses and other critters residing in our digestive tract have crucial roles in many areas of our health. For many of these, we’ve barely scratched the surface of research.
With 2020 behind us, being happy is probably a popular resolution this New Year! Will losing some weight make you happy? Finding a better job? Moving to another state (or another planet, where there are no pandemics?) Science tells us it’s simpler than that and we can all do it.
Avocados aren’t exactly every-day fare for most Americans. Most people think of guacamole and other Mexican or Southwestern dishes in relation to them. They’re far more versatile than that, however, and new research suggests that finding more ways to get them in our diets may benefit gut health.
Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for humans. Called the “sunshine vitamin,” it’s a building block of strong bones and involved in a number of processes. Recent research has also identified it as important to the immune system, particularly in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus.