You were on the losing track for weeks — shedding pounds and inches, and feeling great about your progress. But the last few times you stepped on the scale, the needle stayed put. What gives? Is this all the weight your body will ever shed? Are you destined to weigh this much forever? You’ve hit… Read More
Simply going for a daily heart-pumping 45-minute walk throughout your pregnancy may slash your risk of developing gestational diabetes by about a third, according to a meta-analysis published in BJOB: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (Learn how too much pregnancy weight affects your baby’s health.) The study authors compiled a meta-analysis of randomized controlled… Read More
January 11, 2019 | Categories: Health
You might think that a few piles of clothes here, stacks of books and magazines there, and junked-up dresser drawers aren’t hurting anyone. Think again. All of that clutter overcrowding your personal space might be affecting your health. Don’t take our word for it. Here are science-supported reasons why a neglected mess may be messing… Read More
Want to lose weight, have more energy, improve your mood and boost your health? Get more quality sleep, suggest science and medical experts. Research has shown that most Americans would be happier, healthier and safer if they were to sleep an extra 60 to 90 minutes more each night. Even if you think you’re carving… Read More
January 8, 2019 | Categories: Health
Once you’ve been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s important to talk to your healthcare team about medications you’re already taking, as well as timing of prescriptions, pharmaceutical recommendations, and possible interactions. In order to best manage your COPD symptoms, your doctor might recommend medication in an inhaler to relax the muscles around… Read More
January 7, 2019 | Categories: Health
That next morning after a terrible night’s sleep can make you feel like you’re dragging all day, especially when you have to go to work. One study found that when a person who loses two hours of sleep from a normal eight-hour sleep schedule, they perform similarly in a work environment to someone who had… Read More
Unless you surround yourself with Tibetan monks, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in your life — including you — that wouldn’t say they’re stressed about something. There are times when stress can be a good thing — it can help you conquer fears or motivate you to get something done. But when you’re constantly in… Read More
December 29, 2018 | Categories: Health
The subject of fat often pops up in everyday conversation. Whether people are gaining or losing it, it is a hot topic. But the understanding of fat isn’t as black and white as you may think. There are many things about body fat (like the fact that it’s good for your body) that you may not… Read More
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