1. Do I Diet or Exercise First?

    If you’re trying to eat more healthfully or exercise regularly, researchers have a surprising tip: consider making both changes at the same time. It may seem counterintuitive. Changing diet and exercise habits both require time and motivation. But research has shown people have more success when d…Read More

  2. Sedentary Lifestyle Increasing

    Since publication of the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) for Americans in 2008, there has been no increase in adherence to aerobic activity guidelines, while sedentary time has increased, according to a study. The University of Iowa examined the concurrent changing trends in adherence to the PAG …Read More

  3. Don’t Grab the Grab-and-go Foods

    Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives. But if you choose ultra-processed foods, you may pick up something you don't want -- heart disease. About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the wors…Read More

  4. Can Your Job Determine Heart Health?

    Could your chosen profession determine the health of your heart? New research suggests that it may. Scientists analyzed data from more than 65,000 postmenopausal women in the United States and found several jobs were associated with poor heart health. Compared to women with other occupations, the ri…Read More

  5. Exercise Builds Your Body and Your Brain

    Exercise does more than build body strength, it also keep brain cells in shape. According to a Mayo Clinic study, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. The study provided indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can have a positive …Read More

  6. Lack of Sleep is Killing Us

    More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep. A study at Ball State University in Indiana reported that inadequate sleep is associated with mild to severe physical and mental health problems, injury, loss of productivity, and premature mortality. "This is a significant finding bec…Read More

  7. Can Your Profession Determine Your Heart Health?

    Scientists from Drexel University's School of Public Health, in Philadelphia analyzed data from more than 65,000 postmenopausal women in the United States and found that several jobs were associated with poor heart health. Compared to women with other professions, the risk of poor heart health was 3…Read More