Diet & Fitness
Living to be 100 Years Old: is it in the Genes?
August 03 2011 12:19 PM EDT
Study shows that longevity may have to do with family history.
Have Cancer Questions? This Class Provides Answers
August 03 2011 11:30 AM EDT
Cancer classes offered by American Cancer Society.
Brain Cells To Blame For Failed Diets, Obesity and Weight Gain: Study
August 03 2011 9:31 AM EDT
Did you feel guilty the last time your diet did not work? Did you blame yourself for giving into food temptations? Now, you may let go off these guilt feelings as new research suggests that specialized neurons in the brain are responsible for those uncontrollable ?hunger pangs?. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have studied a biochemical mechanism that challenges human willpower.
Dieting, Starvation Cause Brain Cells to Eat Themselves, New Research Claims
August 03 2011 12:53 AM EDT
Dieting triggers a cannibalism response in the brain cells that induce hunger causing them to start eating parts of themselves.
More Exercise Can be Better for the Heart
August 02 2011 9:31 AM EDT
A little bit of exercise is good, but more can be better, according to a review published in a journal of the American Heart Association.
Build Muscle to Fight Diabetes, Researchers Say [VIDEO]
July 31 2011 10:38 AM EDT
Fighting diabetes means not just keeping down body fat, but even building more muscle mass, according to a new study
Five Natural Wonders Boost Up Energy! (Pictures)
July 31 2011 2:31 AM EDT
To keep up with the daily chores of life restlessly you need a good stamina and high energy level and that comes from diet. Nature has given us a lots of goodies which are not just good in taste but vital in building our body energy. Here are the five vital energy boosting food that nature has owned to us:
Nutrition Labels Help Diners Cut Calories: Study
July 27 2011 1:21 PM EDT
One in six fast food customers used the calorie information and ended up buying foods with about 106 fewer calories.
McDonald?s Adds Fruit, Vegetables to Happy Meals in U.S.
July 26 2011 10:42 AM EDT
Fast food chain to introduce fruit and vegetables for more healthful Happy Meal
Restaurant Calorie Counts Inaccurate: Study
July 20 2011 9:54 AM EDT
A new study says restaurant calorie counts are often inaccurate, particularly in regard to low calorie menu items.
Top 10 Foods That Can Boost Your Sex Appeal
July 15 2011 7:10 PM EDT
If you're looking to boost your sex appeal, look no further as we gathered the top 10 foods that can have you feeling and looking better. Combined with exercise, a healthy diet can do wonders for your body and looks. Eating healthy foods can produce great skin, better metabolism, lush hair, and radiant complexions.
The Bigger the Fork, the Less You Eat, Study Suggests
July 15 2011 5:18 PM EDT
Bigger cutlery, bigger bites, less eating, a new study espouses.
Coffee and Tea Intake Can Save Your Life (Health Report)
July 15 2011 3:23 PM EDT
Coffee and tea may prevent a deadly disease
Fattest States in America: The Numbers Might Surprise You (Obesity Rate)
July 14 2011 6:22 PM EDT
A look at America's obesity problem.
Fast Food Sells Healthy Options, But Should We Buy it?
July 13 2011 1:30 PM EDT
Burger King, IHOP, Chili's, and some 15,000 other restaurants have joined forces to offer more nutritional options on its menus. The measure is in part directed at fighting childhood obesity by offering more healthy options on menus, but the main question is will it make a difference?
Live to 100: Four Tricks To Living Longer
July 13 2011 11:54 AM EDT
Few American women would put veggies on the top of their 'can't-live-without' list. Likewise, eating healthy doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself or make life difficult: One glass of wine per day cuts your odds of dying by 20 percent, according to Health.com.
If Your Kid is Obese, Should You Lose Custody? (VIDEO)
July 13 2011 11:36 AM EDT
Even if you are as perfect as a parent can be, if your children are severely obese they should be taken away, opines a new commentary.
Exercising Children Under 5: Tips for Fitness
July 12 2011 4:50 PM EDT
New guidance has been released regarding fitness and activity levels for children under the age of 5. Restraints like car seats and strollers should be used sparingly, experts say.
Salt Risk Heightens After More Research
July 12 2011 11:32 AM EDT
During a 14-year-old trial study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine Journal, researchers found that a diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other related health risks. The study also found that a higher sodium intake is associated with increased total mortality in the general US population.
Was Michelle Obama's Shake Shack Visit Hypocritical?
July 12 2011 10:31 AM EDT
On Monday, DC media outlets reported that First Lady Michelle Obama made a visit to a Washington, D.C. area Shake Shack and more than indulged herself. She ordered a burger, fries, milkshake, and a Diet Coke, totaling up to a whopping 1,700 calories.