Belly fat: These two words seem to be the bane of many a dieter’s existence. They’re also marketing gold. There’s no shortage of supplements, diet books, and web articles promising new ways to target the tummy region.
It turns out that many researchers and health experts are equally preoccupied with belly fat — though for […]Read More... →
Most of us were taught at a young age that drinking milk builds strong bones, and it’s true that getting adequate calcium from foods is beneficial for skeletal health. However, new research linking high milk intake to increased risk of fractures is raising eyebrows this week.
Although this one study isn’t reason alone to make […]Read More... →
We’ve all heard about the elusive runner’s high. Runners like running, and they even feel good doing it! Experienced runners get a sense of elation that hits after a couple miles. Reportedly, it’s so good that you feel like you could keep going for another five […]Read More... →
Learn how breast size can affect a woman’s risk of upper back pain and what you can do about it.
The upper part of the spine is very strong, acting as an anchor to the rib cage and supporting the upper body, but it can also be prone to upper back pain. As with lower […]Read More... →
Although the cause of the condition remains unknown, the characteristics of Dupuytren’s contracture are easy to spot. Learn more about this type of hand deformity.Dupuytren’s (pronounced DOO-pa-trens) contracture is a type of hand deformity named after the French surgeon Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, who first described it in 1834. It affects tissue under the skin of […]Read More... →
How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore
You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]Read More... →
High-intensity aerobic exercise gives robust improvements at the muscle cell level, according to a new U.S. study. Any exercise is usually considered better than no exercise, but a new study indicates interval training — interspersing high and low speed levels during activities such as […]Read More... →
DEFINITION: The T.M.J. joints are the left and right JAW joints. They are the joints formed by the temporal bones of the skull, and the lower jaw (MANDIBLE). In the joint is a DISC, made up primarily from cartilage material. The disk helps cushion the forces that go through this joint. There are strong ligaments […]Read More... →
While some health trends, like eating more whole foods, are worth the effort, others are more hype than fact-based. If you’re lucky, an ineffective wellness product or routine turns out to be a simple waste of money or time. In worse cases, these products and techniques pose potentially serious health risks.
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Want to step it up a notch? Start with this walking schedule and keep building as you get more fit.
Walking is a gentle, low-impact cardio exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It’s safe and simple. And regular brisk walking can provide many of the benefits of more […]Read More... →
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