Category Archives for Physical Health

To Delay Death, Lift Weights

Yes, I’m an aerobic beast (or an aerobic addict, if you prefer), but I’m not oblivious to the benefits of having a reasonable amount of muscle. When I play the “look, you’re touching the ceiling!”

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This Is How Jessica Lost Over 100 Pounds Without Going On A Diet

People ask me all the time how I lost over 100 pounds. When it came to my eating, it was about learning about portion control, quality of food, and knowing when you need to satisfy a craving. It was about

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How I Lost Weight And Learned To Love Thanksgiving Again

In our house, there are no pictures of my wife and me that are more than a few years old. When I was a medical resident, nearly two decades ago, I didn’t take very good care of myself. I was a pediatrician,

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Toddlers Need At Least 3 Hours Of Physical Activity A Day, New Guidelines Suggest

It's the first time this group has been assigned a minimum duration of what could be considered exercise. The guidelines are based on research that suggests kids aged four and younger are much too sedentary

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7 Foods That Will Keep Your Bones Healthy

According to Osteoporosis Canada, at least two million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis, a condition that causes the bones to thin and become porous which impacts bone strength and increases the

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Why You Should Stop Eating White Rice, According To A Physician

Flickr/jeffreyw White rice is a refined carbohydrate, just like white bread, flour tortillas, and most breakfast cereals.   From a nutritional standpoint, white rice pales in comparison to its whole

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The Over 50s Can Significantly Lower Their Risk Of Dementia By Exercising Regularly

Staying active in later life could protect against dementia, as frail older people more than triple their risk of the disease. Frail people struggle to do simple tasks such as walking 100 yards, putting

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The 1 Thing I Do Every Night That Helps Me Get To The Gym Every Morning

I'm a morning person who loves to squeeze in a workout before I head to work. Whether it's a weightlifting session or a class, nothing sets up my day better than a sweat session. Actually getting ourselves

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Four Good-for-you Foods That Are Uniquely American

When you eat that way, you are probably getting the freshest possible food, reducing your carbon footprint and enjoying a balanced variety of edibles based on their seasonality. With that in mind, and

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The 2 Exercises That Will Keep You Fit For Life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise. It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. No matter what, your body starts to lose

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Eating A Handful Of Nuts Twice A Week Can Slash The Risk Of Heart Disease

Eating a handful of nuts a couple of times a week can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter, research has shown. A study of over 200,000 people found those who ate walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts,

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The First ‘digital Pill’ Has Just Been Approved — Here’s How It Could Revolutionize Health Care

Digital pills are designed to augment traditional therapies. The idea is that Propeller can track which patients aren't taking their controller meds frequently enough, and alert them to that fact. Propeller's

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These 3 Moves Are Guaranteed To Give You That Elusive V-Cut

“I’m here to show you the most intense oblique exercise,” Pags says. Start the routine on your back, with the dumbbell held overhead in your right hand. “Coming straight up, tight stomach, you’re

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67 Science-Backed Weight-Loss Strategies

Healthy habits can go out the window when we’ve got no time for the gym and few options besides Grubhub. Losing weight isn’t easy — and doing it in a healthy, sustainable way can make the task feel

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Add These 20 Foods To Your Diet To Lower Blood Pressure

share pin email New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. Skipping the salt and squeezing in some regular workouts can help keep your blood

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This 40000-Member Facebook Group Is Connecting Runners To People With Special Needs

They’d been abused for 17 years from a two-and-a-half-pack-a-day smoking habit that started after he graduated high school. His first pack was nearly done by 5 a.m., when he arrived at a dairy distribution

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How To Quit Your Low-Carb Diet Without Gaining Back All The Weight

Plus, you may wind up going overboard on carbs (and calories) after denying yourself an entire food category for so long. Having good, high-quality carbs makes a difference, too, says Julie Upton, R.D.,

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Why Your Fitness Mindset Matters

The key to sticking with a workout program may be strengthening the “muscle” between your ears. Continue reading… thumbnail courtesy of experiencelife.com

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The 3 Best Bodyweight Exercises To Build Serious Upper-Body Strength

No additional weights are needed, making it a no-nonsense, back-to-basics workout. Your body is the resistance—and it will be plenty. The density (the amount of reps you do in a fixed amount of time)

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How Flawed Science Helped Turn Chocolate Into A Health Food

Dark chocolate will do everything from boost your cognition to reduce your cardiovascular disease risk and even help you lose weight! Several months ago, we got to wondering how chocolate candy had earned

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Finally: The Secret To How Italians Are So Healthy (And Happy!)

Upon returning to her Italian roots, she began feeling vibrant and well again and in her new cookbook, Naturally Vegetarian: Recipes and Stories from My Italian Family Farm, she shares some of the fresh,

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How One Woman Lost Weight By Eating Like She Loved Herself

Ditch the diet brands and choose vegetables and lean proteins that are high in nutrition. When you choose healthier foods more often, you'll eat less junk because you'll feel better and fuller throughout

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Here’s How The ‘Justice League’ Cast Got In Superhero Shape

Momoa said the cast would work out together on set in a “small studio space” set up just for them. His work not only includes the ripped physiques of the entire Justice League cast, but also the bulging

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Walk More

You might already be walking regularly, even daily, but are you actually moving enough? Movement expert Katy Bowman points out that even if you exercise for an hour per day, that’s still only just over

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