Decline in Fitness Speeds Up After Age 45

Decline in Fitness Speeds Up After Age 45

According to a new study, fitness decline speeds up after age 45 in both men and women. However, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly helps. Andrew Jackson, PED, from the University of Houston and colleagues write in the Oct. 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, “The U.S. population is aging and is becoming more obese and sedentary. It is well documented that the cardiorespiratory fitness of men and women declines with age and that body composition and habitual physical ac…

Five Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight

Five Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight

Gaining weight can really be exasperating especially if your lifestyle includes regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet. There are several things that you must consider if you are gaining weight while on a controlled diet and are physically active. According to Michelle May, MD, author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work, “Weight gain is so complicated; there are so many factors that can impact your weight. It is more likely a combination of things more than just one factor.”Ma…

The Economic Recession and Your Health

The Economic Recession and Your Health

The economic recession can bring about a lot of changes in many aspects of your life. Unfortunately, your health may be one of them. Some people who may have been taking medication to lower their cholesterol levels or their blood pressure may sometimes have second thoughts due to tight budgets. Some may even skip taking vaccines just to save some money during the economic downturn. Economic Recession and Stress Economic recession can also affect your health by bringing additional stress that may…

Emotional and Social Components of Weight Loss

Emotional and Social Components of Weight Loss

Hunger is not only reason we eat. Eating and emotionsSometimes when we are angry, depressed, or stressed, we turn to food for “comfort”. Eating and social gatheringsFood is also a big part of our social life. Social gatherings are not complete without food. Eating and your family’s attitudeFood is also a huge part of out upbringing. Remember how your parents used to tell you to “clean your plate” because you are fortunate to have something to eat while there are kids starving in other parts of t…

The Fuzz about Vitamin Water

The Fuzz about Vitamin Water

These days, you cannot escape good nutrition.  Even beverage companies have introduced a fusion of thirst-quenching water and body-boosting vitamins and minerals to get you going through the day.  But is this vitamin water any good at all? It is true that taking multivitamins provide some important nutrients to your body that regular diet does not supply; while water regulates every function of the body, as well as eliminates toxins and helps in transporting nutrients to different organs and tis…

Relaxation: The Secret To Staying Slim

Relaxation: The Secret To Staying Slim

Stress can cause you to eat “comfort” foods which are not exactly the healthiest things to consume. The current state of the economy certainly contributed to – if not totally caused – this stress. Not surprisingly, comfort foods are often cheaper than healthy foods. Even restaurants know this, and they’ve made revisions to their carte du jour. According to nutrition experts our bodies direct us to sweet and fatty foods when (chronically) stressed. Stress can also cause or are linked to a number …

Can Friendship Improve Our Health?

Can Friendship Improve Our Health?

Whenever we have health problems, we tend to turn to doctors, self-help books, or even herbal supplements and alternative treatments.  However, we seem to overlook one essential tool that can help us fight illnesses as well speed up recovery, slow the aging process, and prolong life:  Our friends. Recent studies have been focusing on the importance of friends and social networks and their effect on our overall health.  A decade-old study in Australia found out that elderly people with a large ci…

Improving Emotional Health

Improving Emotional Health

People can improve their emotional health. There are different ways in which this could be done. Generally, what you can do to improve your physical well-being is connected to how you improve your emotional health. Taking care of your body is but one of the basic ways of trying to maintain good mental and emotional health. Here are some tips that you can try out. Enough Rest is ImportantGood mental and emotional health depends on how your brain functions. And better brain function can also depen…

Beating the freshman 15

Beating the freshman 15

They say students gain about 15 pounds during their 1st year in college. How true is this?Recent studies found that some college freshmen are inclined to gain weight – though not necessarily 15 pounds, and certainly not within freshman year alone. Doctors are worried about students who gain weight gradually.  They think that these students are building a pattern of weight gain that may cause problems later on. Studies also show that students on average gain around 3-10 pounds during their first …

Healthy Living Tips for Young Adult

Healthy Living Tips for Young Adult

Young people think that their beauty and health will last forever, and thus live a carefree – at times, thoughtless – lifestyle. They forget that their hard-partying lifestyle will eventually catch up with them. Instead living life on burgers, pizza, cigarettes and beer, health experts urge young people to live healthy. Leading a healthy lifestyle early on reduces the risks of developing serious health problems when they get older. A healthy lifestyle also allows people to keep their youthfulnes…

 

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