It’s been widely accepted as conventional wisdom that weight loss is a “young person’s game.” The thinking has been that our metabolisms aren’t as efficient at 60 as they are at 30, making weight loss harder if not nearly impossible. New research say that isn’t really the case.
Soccer is the most widely played and watched sport in the world. It’s rules are essentially universal in every nation. But ask die-hard fans of any team about a given match and you’re likely to get differing views, depending on the outcome and which team’s fans you ask.
Meal planning and preparation might be the thing that separates those who succeed in their fitness pursuits from those who fail. Whether your goal is weight or fat loss, muscle gain or just better performance, learning this skill and sticking with it might be your not-so-secret weapon!
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?
Fifteen million people suffer strokes worldwide each year. Obesity plays a role in many of those. Brain plasticity, or the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways, is critical to stroke recovery. But does obesity both increase stroke risk and impair the brain’s ability to recover from stroke?
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.
Most Americans avoid solitude. We crave contact and approval from others. But there are things we can only gain from being alone. There’s something revelatory about being alone for an extended period. We learn things about ourselves that we simply can’t when surrounded by others.
In 2019, over 67,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Nearly 15 million abused alcohol regularly. Substance abuse isn’t going away. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. But can we predict who will have a substance abuse disorder? Can we use such information to tailor prevention strategies that work?
For most people, ending the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic right now would be a huge win. The physical, emotional and financial challenges of shutdowns and collapsing economies make “crushing the curve” hugely attractive. But one Hawaiian researcher says controlling the curve would be better, at least for Hawaii.
Many American states, along with countries around the world, chose to shut down their economies and ask their citizens to stay at home to fight COVID-19. This social distancing and isolation may have led to the “perfect storm” of conditions to create another, longer-lasting health crisis.