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How to improve cardiac health

Are you thinking about improving your heart health well here is some information to get started Key takeaways A heart healthy diet is a pattern of food you eat over days, weeks and months. Regular physical activity reduces your risk of having a heart attack or developing heart disease. Quitting smoking decreases your risk of…


Metabolic age

Metabolic age and how to improve it  metabolic age is how your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or how many calories your body burns at rest, compares to the average BMR for people of your chronological age in the general population. Your BMR is the minimum number of calories it takes for your body to function…


How Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight

For a long time, drinking water has been thought to help with weight loss. In fact, 30–59% of US adults who try to lose weight increase their water intake. Many studies show that drinking more water may benefit weight loss and maintenance. This article explains how drinking water can help you lose weight. Drinking Water Can…


What You Need to Do When You’re Not Losing Weight

Anyone who’s trying to drop some pounds knows it requires healthy eating, being active and … a lot of patience, dedication, commitment and perseverance. Sometimes it’s difficult to get things started — but, more often, initial weight loss occurs, only to be followed by a frustrating plateau. No matter how quickly you’d like to shed weight, it can…


How to Cut Calories Without Starving Yourself

Many people begin their fat-loss journey by cutting calories. This is a tried-and-true fat-loss tactic research shows is more effective than relying on exercise alone. However, many people cut calories so dramatically they feel hungry all the time. Not only is this unpleasant, but it won’t actually help you lose fat. Your best bet for fat-loss success is…


Ectomorph, Endomorph And Mesomorph: How To Train For Your Body Type

When you look at your naked body in the mirror, what do you see? Unless you are some sort of genetic muscle mutant, your body will fall into one of the three typical body shapes. The idea that human body types are genetically pre-set into one of three camps is nothing new. Plato mentions it…


Are fats so bad?

For years, fat was a dirty word in the dietary world. After World War II, large studies established links between saturated fat and heart disease. Most dietary experts advised people to reduce their fat intake, not only because of the heart connection, but also because fat has more calories per gram than protein or carbohydrate…


A good guide to good carbs: The glycemic index

If you have diabetes, you know all too well that when you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugar goes up. The total amount of carbs you consume at a meal or in a snack mostly determines what your blood sugar will do. But the food itself also plays a role. A serving of white rice has…


How stretching keeps your joints moving

Your range of motion — how far you can move a joint in various directions — is determined by many things, starting with the inner workings of the joints involved. Also important is the amount of tension in the muscles surrounding the joint, which can be affected by scarring or your habitual posture (passive factors),…


Six steps to cognitive health

So how do you keep your brain healthy, stay cognitively fit, and build your cognitive reserve? It’s easier for some people than for others. And though genetics set the stage for your brain health, you can do something to improve your cognitive fitness. First it is important to remember that you need a healthy body…