Categories for Health & Fitness

10 “Healthy” Habits to Give Up in 2017

January 5, 2017 2:20 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 19409
We all have them — habits we think are healthy because we heard them somewhere on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we hate them, we just keep doing them because we think they’re good for us. For example, take using BMI to tell whether you’re a healthy weight. Is it really the best measure of fitness? What about only eating fruits and veggies to lose weight? Is that really the best way to drop pounds? Or taking a daily multivitamin. Healthy habit or a little bit of nonsense? The answers to these questions might surprise you! Here are 10 “healthy” habits you should give up this year.

25 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep All Year Long

January 3, 2017 1:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 38380
With the annual renewal of the year-long calendar comes a natural renewal of our resolve to be better people: eat better, workout more, call our loved ones regularly, and meet our professional goals. Unfortunately, almost 90% of people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. One of the reasons why the success rate is so low is that people often set goals that are very difficult (if not impossible) to achieve. To help you be more successful throughout this upcoming year, we have compiled a list of resolutions that are practical and not so unrealistic to keep. If you want to stick to what you resolve, check out these “25 New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep.”

How to Keep Trim this Holiday Season

December 13, 2016 4:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 15041
The holiday season is an extremely difficult time to stay focused on eating healthfully, exercising regularly and improving wellness. Trust me, I understand. Even if you have superhuman willpower, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. It is indeed a tricky time. But despite the difficulties, with some thought, strategy and determination, it’s possible to survive the holidays with your wellness intact. To help you start 2017 with good health and momentum, rather than a long list of resolutions, here are some strategies for a successful—and healthy— holiday season.

Best & Worst States for Older Adults’ Well-Being

December 10, 2016 1:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 16563
A new poll shows how older Americans fare in terms of their well-being in all 50 states. According to the poll from Gallup-Healthways, older adults living in Hawaii have the best well-being, with an average score of 67 out of 100 on the “Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index in 2015.” Here are the top 20 best states for residents ages 55 and older, ranked according to each state’s well-being score. The rankings of all 50 states are listed at the end.

Improve Your Vision in Time for the Holidays

November 11, 2016 2:06 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8747
The holidays are right around the corner and just imagine how more enjoyable they would be with better vision and without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. The holiday season is the perfect time to give or receive the gift of LASIK eye surgery and put a sparkle in your eye with more joy and freedom than you’ve ever imagined.

Male Birth Control Shot Almost as Effective as Female Pill

October 31, 2016 2:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9588
An experimental type of male birth control that involves hormone injections to lower men’s sperm count has been found to be nearly as effective as female contraceptive pills at preventing pregnancy, according to a new trial study published last week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Male participants in the study were given a series of hormone shots that were… View Article

Study Suggests Bacteria in your Mouth May Be What Triggers Migraines

October 22, 2016 12:06 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 13548
Scientists have found that migraine sufferers tend to have a different mix of bacteria in their mouth and gut compared to non-migraine suffers. This increased level of bacteria potentially makes them more susceptible to the debilitating headaches due to it causing sufferers an increased sensitivity to certain foods. People who suffer from migraines often say that eating certain foods… View Article

New Research Suggest Human Lifespan Has Hit its Natural Limit

October 19, 2016 2:10 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10419
Over the past century, the human lifespan has been steadily increasing in large part due to advances in science, medicine and social conditions. In addition to longer average lifespans, the maximum age at death of the longest-living people also rose steadily throughout the 20th century, leaving many to speculate that human longevity may not have an upper limit. However,… View Article

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated After Rare Surgery in N.Y.

October 18, 2016 3:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 10959
Thirteen-month-old conjoined twin boys were successfully separated last Friday after a rare 27-hour surgery at a New York City hospital. Born conjoined at the head last September, the 13-month-old twins—Jadon and Anias McDonald— were born with a condition called craniopagus, which means they shared a portion of their skull and brain tissue. Although the McDonalds… View Article

World’s First Baby Born with DNA From 3 Parents

October 2, 2016 12:22 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 14452
In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby containing the DNA from three different people was born five months ago after being conceived through a new and controversial technique. The divide is due to the method of conception: a three-parent technique called “spindle nuclear transfer,” the details of which were published last… View Article