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8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

8 Ways Exercise Keeps You Young and Healthy

Exercise may not halt the aging process, but mounting evidence suggests people who stay active can slow its effects. The latest issue of Mayo Clinic Women's Healthsource offers 8 benefits to regular exercise. It Provides Energy: Feeling tired and lethargic is largely a result of being inactiv... Read More


Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendation Expected to Change

Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendation Expected to Change

During this fall, the Institute of Medicine is expected to start gathering scientific evidence to support how much weight pregnant women should gain. The current guidelines, which were announced in 1990, recommends that women with low body mass index scores should gain 40 pounds, women with n... Read More


For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

In America, it is estimated that 45 percent of women and 30 percent of men diet to lose weight. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Hypertension and led by David Gutterman has found low-carbohydrate diets to be significantly higher in total grams of fat, protein, dietary chole... Read More


What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the 6 causes or risk factors behind coronary artery disease. There are two physical risk factors: high blood pressure and size of the waist (or abdominal obesity). There are two chemical risk factors: cholesterol levels in the blood and blood glucose (diabetes). ... Read More


Artificial Sweeteners Could Contribute to Weight Gain

Artificial Sweeteners Could Contribute to Weight Gain

The idea behind artificial sweeteners is simple: add the flavor of sugar without the calories of sugar. Sounds great, right? Well, a recent study now finds that eating artificial sweeteners could make people put on more weight when compared to normal sugar. Researchers conducted experiments o... Read More


Overweight Children Improve Learning With Vigorous Exercise

Overweight Children Improve Learning With Vigorous Exercise

A recent study from the Medical College of Georgia finds that three months of daily, vigorous physical activity in overweight children improves thinking ability, in addition to lowering diabetes risk, reducing body fat, and strengthening bones. The research team looked at 200 overweight, inac... Read More


American Children Are Not Consuming Enough Milk

American Children Are Not Consuming Enough Milk

A recent study from Penn State has found that American children are drinking insufficient amounts of milk and the dairy they are choosing to consume are very high in fat. The study examined a children's daily dairy intake and compared it with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid dai... Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


Obesity May Be Contagious

Obesity May Be Contagious

According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, if someone in a social network becomes obese, those closely connected to them have a greater propensity for becoming obese as well. The strongest demonstration of this effect occurs among friends, not within a family or among those ... Read More


Walk it Off

Walk it Off

All the contradictory information about how long to exercise, what exercises to do, and the right way to do them can itself be exhausting. The thought of joining a gym - the membership fees, the aromatic locker rooms, and the people who look like they live there can also be off putting. One s... Read More


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