Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Our ancestors knew this, but a study confirmed that good fats could help promote longer life.
Older adults who eat plenty of fish and vegetables may live longer than people who don’t, a large Swedish study suggests.
Among more than four thousand 60-year-old men and women, those with the highest blood levels of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs), which come from fish and plants, were significantly less likely to die from heart disease or any cause over about 15 years than those with the lowest levels. Read more
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Maybe the "beauty comes in all sizes" and "Dad Bod" advocates need to tone it down some. It seems like Americans are taking them a little too seriously.
The average weight of American women is as much as the average weight of American men in 1960, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 1960, the average American male weighed about 166.3 pounds, which was the average weight for American women in 2010 at 166.2 pounds, which marks about a 18.5 percent increase. The average weight for women in 1960 was 140 pounds, according to the CDC report. Read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Joseph Mercola reveals how chickenpox solves a lot of problems.
Some people think of chickenpox as a dangerous health condition, especially among children. But it is not life-threatening. In fact, it is actually nature’s elegant design to defend you against a more problematic disease – shingles.
According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),1 shingles is more common in individuals over age 50, although those who are immunocompromised are also at risk. Fortunately, exposing yourself to the chickenpox virus in your childhood years—as well as developing it early on—may significantly lower your risk of developing shingles. Read more
Monday, June 15, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
These fast full-body workouts from three CrossFit coaches will have you dripping with sweat in minutes.
Think of these three workouts as the Slash of your fitness routine: hard, fast, and aggressive. Recommended by two top CrossFit coaches, Lauren Fleri of Reebok CrossFit 5th Avenue and Javier Gamboa of CrossFit Union Square, these quick conditioning workouts utilize full-body exercises to jack up your heart rate and inspire buckets of sweat. Translation: They’re way more fun than plodding on the elliptical for 30 minutes — and may be more effective, too. Each workout features exercises and concepts commonly featured in CrossFit gyms (functional full-body exercises, creative intervals, and high intensity). Read more