What lifestyle habits can help you live longer? Why not look at the habits of people in areas that do have a long lifespan and healthspan? Here are four powerful things we can adopt from them and apply to our health.
Some risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese, reduced physical activity, and eating an unhealthy diet. Could air pollution also boost your odds of developing type 2 diabetes? Find out what research shows about the air you breathe in and how it might affect blood sugar control.
Are you a mushroom fan? No wonder! They’re versatile and provide your body with key nutrients. Plus, they’re versatile enough to enjoy a variety of ways, sauteed or in soups, stews, or salads. There’s also growing evidence that mushrooms have health benefits. Some research even suggests that adding more mushrooms to your diet could protect against cognitive decline and improve brain health.
In moderation, exercise is healthy for your immune system. However, there is a “window period” after an exhaustive workout where you may be at greater risk of catching a cold or upper respiratory infection. Here are five reasons why.
Should you be concerned if your blood triglycerides are elevated? Unfortunately, elevated triglycerides are linked with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, but healthy lifestyle habits, including good nutrition, can bring them down. What is the best diet to lower high triglycerides?
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common medical problems in Western countries and lifestyle plays a role in who develops it. You may have heard about the negative effects of dietary sugar and wonder whether sugar is a direct cause of type 2 diabetes. Here’s what science says about sugar, refined carbohydrates, and the role they play in the risk of developing diabetes.
Meat and dairy are a good source of protein and other key nutrients but it’s best to eat everything in moderation. A new study shows that meat and dairy may raise the levels of an antibody linked with inflammation and cancer. Find out what this study shows and its health implications.
Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in Western countries and it’s important to know your risk. Did you know certain signs you can see on the outside are linked with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease? Here are five you should know about.