For years, we’ve been told to switch from full-fat dairy to skim milk. The lower fat content was thought to help with weight loss and prevent diabetes. Recently, large population studies designed to look for links between full-fat dairy consumption, weight and disease risk are starting to call that recommendation into question.
Should I eat low fats, or more proteins? What time of day is best to have carbohydrates? Here’s the low-down on common weight loss myths.
In the past, clinical data from rodent experiments have demonstrated a link between the type of bacteria growing in a mouse’s gut and its ability to remain calm in stressful situations. A newer study finds similar linkage in humans.
According to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, people whose diets included a large percentage of high-glycaemic foods (for example, white bread, potatoes, refined/processed foods) saw the risk for lung cancer (the number one cancer killer of women) increase by 49%.
It could be! Dr. Donald D. Hensrud, chair of the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine answers in detail.
Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes, you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.
What Are Relaxation Techniques? Relaxation techniques include a number of practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-hypnosis and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all – to produce the body’s natural relaxation response characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of increased well-being. Meditation and practices that include meditation with movement such as yoga and tai chi, can also promote relaxation. You can find information about these practices on the NCCIH website. Stress management…
With some judicious planning and patience, you can turn your sleep hours into a fat-burning routine! Check it out!
Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day, but here you have in one illustration the effects of prolonged sitting on our bodies and reminders to interrupt sitting time whenever possible.
Many foods can help keep your heart at its best. Some help lower your blood pressure. Others keep your cholesterol in line. So add these items to your shopping cart.