Strength training is one of the safest activities, as long as it’s performed with safety in mind,” says Ches Jones, PhD, associate professor of health science at the University of Arkansas. Strength training is great for health, but only if you do it safely and properly. Here’s how to stay safe and injury-free when you strength tr...Read More
Not everyone drinks in response to stress. A number of factors, including genetics, usual drinking behavior, experiences with alcohol or other drugs, and social support, help determine whether a person will drink during a stressful situation. What is it about stress that makes some people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol help you relax, or can it make...Read More
Here’s a way to avoid gym germs to reduce the chances you’ll leave a workout coughing, sneezing or itching. Shawn McIntosh with Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System says the following places are the five germiest places in any gym. These are high-touch surfaces that have the greatest potentials for germ buildup. — Interior entran...Read More
Staying fit after 50 has a lot to do about exercise, fitness and food. There are some causes, however, that aren’t helping you trim your waistline or lose those last few pounds. What do economics have to do with health? It turns out, that any dips in our economy can lead to a rise in our weight according to a study done by John Hopkins. Researchers...Read More
If you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, then take a 15-minute walk after every meal. A recent study shows that moderately-paced walks after meals work as well at regulating overall blood sugar in adults with prediabetes as a 45-minute walk once a day. Walking after a meal “really blunts the rise in blood sugar,” says the...Read More
Test your body’s age, and we’ll suggest a few exercises to improve the condition of your health. The better you take care of your health, the happier and longer a life you can lead.
Don’t let the weather damage your skin health. A biochemist offers his thoughts on 5 protective ingredients to look for in your skin care products. It’s the perfect time to renew and recharge, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. “Now is the time to reverse harsh summer skin damage while readying your regimen for the cold, dry w...Read More
We know it’s hard to stick with a resolution. And losing weight – well, that’s a real tough one! But – it can be done. One After-50’er says she’s been doing it, and sticking with it for at least 6 years. “I started my weight-losing journey in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I buckled down and stu...Read More
A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that you can Increase your lifespan just that by following healthy habits. Each of those factors is significantly associated with a reduced risk of dying from the top two killers in the United States, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the study.
The holidays are that time of the year when people feel even more stressed than they usually do and while this time of year is celebrated by most for joy, togetherness and thankfulness, not everyone is able to greet the season with the same sense of happiness.