The Factors That Predict Success

Grit. Is it really that “intangible” quality that you’re either born with or stuck without? Analysis of data from over 11,000 West Point cadets strengthens earlier theories regarding the nature of grit, but also point to other attributes that are key to long-term success and achievement. When you’re Angela Duckworth, you get asked about what… Continue reading The Factors That Predict Success

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Brown and White Fat Communicate Differently In The Body

Many people might not realize that they have different types of body fat. Most of it is white fat that sits on your stomach, hips and thighs, for example. White fat is an energy storage that our body can use when food is scarce. White fat also produces and receives signals from a variety of… Continue reading Brown and White Fat Communicate Differently In The Body

On The Keto Diet With Psoriasis? Choose Your Fats Wisely

The ketogenic, or keto diet, has been promoted as having positive effects on many physical symptoms, including skin quality and health. High in fats, the diet is claimed to provide high levels of the key nutrients for skin health. However, if a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology is accurate, this may… Continue reading On The Keto Diet With Psoriasis? Choose Your Fats Wisely

New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

Diet Report Card: Excessive Low-Quality Carbs, Too Much Saturated Fat

An 18-year study looking at the diets of 43,996 Americans has resulted in a “report card” with some disappointing results: Americans eat way too many garbage carbohydrates and are still plowing in the saturated fat. For more years than I’d care to count, America has been getting a steady “diet” of nutritional advice and guidance… Continue reading Diet Report Card: Excessive Low-Quality Carbs, Too Much Saturated Fat

It’s The Microbes That Will Get You

They say it’s the little things in life that really matter. It turns out they might be right. It also seems that it may be the little things that kill us in the end. Our particular species of fun-loving bipeds has survived all manner of threat and danger over the millenia. Floods, fires, famine and… Continue reading It’s The Microbes That Will Get You

Repetitive Impact and Understanding Concussions

Are mild, run-of-the-mill impacts of the head and neck as much to blame for concussions as big hits and impacts? Do they cause similar damage to brain blood vessels? If scientists at Trinity College Dublin are correct in their findings, the answer is yes. In a study whose results were published in the Journal of… Continue reading Repetitive Impact and Understanding Concussions

Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why

If you’re getting older, you may have noticed something. Something disturbing is happening to your waistline and other parts. It’s very common for people to gain weight and body fat as they get older. So common, in fact, that it’s been largely an accepted reality, even though we really haven’t understood why. At least, not… Continue reading Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why

Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem

Are you this guy while you workout or afterwards? Soon, science may be able to give you clothes that prevent you from smelling “not so fresh.” Or even downright gross. Of course, it’s not just exercise that does it. Hot summer weather, stressful situations, yard work or a tough day on the job can leave… Continue reading Smell Sweaty After the Gym? Soon Your Clothes May Solve the Problem

Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Leave it to modern humans, especially Americans, to take an ancient practice of mindfulness, physical exercise and connectedness and turn it into an extreme sport. Sort of. In this particular case, we may just have created something with real, positive affects on heart health. That’s on top of any other benefits, proven or claimed, for… Continue reading Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check