IHOPs Butterscotch Rocks Pancake….mmmmmm distended brachial arteries. For the first time in medical history, researchers have been able to visualize what happens inside our arteries before, during and after eating high carb foods. And it ain’t a pretty sight. Read more.
I’m a vegetable lover. I eat vegetables at least three times a day: sautéed chard stirred into scrambled eggs for breakfast, a big garden-fresh salad for lunch and grilled corn and steamed potatoes as side dishes with dinners in the summer. I don’t have much trouble eating enough vegetables, but I know I’m the exception,
Having good social relationships—friends, marriage or children—may be every bit as important to a healthy lifespan as quitting smoking, losing weight or taking certain medications, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. People with strong social relationships were 50 percent less likely to die early than people without such support… Read more.
Perfectionists, by definition, strive for the best, trying to ace exams, be meticulous at their jobs, and raise perfect children. So one might assume this drive for the ideal translates over to their health as well, with perfectionists being models for physical and mental well-being. But new research is revealing the disorder can bring both
Last summer, I told you about an interesting study that showed that drinking beet root juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. At that time, the theory was that the nitrate contained in beet root juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise less tiring. Read
Although childhood obesity appears to be stabilizing, adult obesity is continuing its relentless rise, according to a new analysis of government statistics. Influenced, perhaps, by the example of our svelte president and his wife who head a campaign against childhood obesity, Washington, D.C. was the only area in the country to show a decline in
For many players, the backhand is one of the most complicated strokes in tennis because of the way the body has to move to complete the shot. Many tennis pros, such as Steffi Graf and Pete Sampras, became top-ranked tennis players based on the power of their backhands, often getting them out of tough situations
Some men are notorious foot-draggers, especially when it comes to scheduling doctor visits. That’s unfortunate. Routine preventive care can find cancer in men and other diseases in the early stages, when there are more options for treatment and better chances of a cure. Some men, though, would never go to the doctor except for the
Work those obliques! Starting Position Start by lying on your side, legs straight, feet stacked. Straighten bottom arm, keeping it in line below shoulder, and place free hand on your hip. Flex feet and balance on sides of feet (feet are stacked).Action Use abs to keep hips lifted. Hold for 30 seconds. Work up to