If you want to be virtuous, you order a salad, right? Don’t go patting yourself on the back just yet! A classic Cobb with chopped bacon, egg, blue cheese, avocado and creamy dressing clocks in at over 1,000 calories. Likewise, a standard restaurant’s chef salad is typically loaded with Swiss cheese, roast beef, eggs and dressing — and will set you back about the same. Not so ideal after all.
Body Volume Indicator, or BVI, a new tool that could transform how we size ourselves up. The measurement is essentially a ratio comparing your total body volume to the volume of your abdomen, a measurement that can be taken manually or using an app.
Exercise can be unpleasant, especially if you’re not in the habit of working out and are trying to get started again.
One way to get into the habit of exercise is to find activities you enjoy from the start — that relax you as much as they get your body moving.
Sadly, there’s nothing we can do about it—yet
It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need?
People of Hispanic, African-American, and Asian descent could be at high risk for factors related to heart disease even if they are not overweight or obese, according to the lead author of a new study.
It’s no secret that many of our common grocery store staples come with a long list of ingredients. While bread, for example, might only require a few ingredients when homemade, a loaf of sandwich bread from the store will often contain significantly more to keep it shelf-stable.
“From Not to Hot” star Mama June Shannon is slated to reveal her new look on the season finale Friday. The mother-of-four had surgery on her neck and arms to remove excess skin in the final part of her transformation.
Eight out of 15 incontinent men suffering from erectile dysfunction were able to have sex, six months after undergoing the one-time stem cell treatment.
Frequently needing the toilet in the middle of the night is a condition that affects more than half of 50’s, leading to fatigue, irritability, and a groggy feeling in the morning.
Many of us love having the option to get in a quick, powerful, explosive workout — without wasting time. If you don’t have the luxury of an extra hour for your daily routine, try this 12-minute HIIT workout on the treadmill — with intense sprint intervals and some incline work, you’ll get your whole body burning, fast. You’re in, you’re out, and you’re stronger for it.
As many as 85% of people with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are thought to be undiagnosed, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The condition causes abnormally high levels of cholesterol in a person’s blood. This means that otherwise healthy people are at a much greater risk of having a heart attack – or suffering a heart attack at a young age.
Marathon surgery can be dangerous enough without the threat of blood clots forming in the patient. To counter that, surgeons administer blood thinning drugs throughout a procedure, but knowing when to do so often requires a separate lab test, which slows down the surgery. By shining light through the patient’s blood, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a new system that gives surgeons real-time feedback and alerts them at the first sign of a clot.
Fox News sifted through the science and spoke to Dr. Keri Peterson, a New York City-based internist, to get the lowdown what your past habits may mean for your future health:
There’s more evidence that occasional fasting — actually, just eating very lightly — can help people lose weight.
People who ate a special low-calorie diet five days a month not only lost weight, but lowered their cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat measurements, researchers reported Wednesday.
The university of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person’s eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat.
For over 40 years, this industry has been trying to convince you that their lies were the truth by using industry-funded scientists to back them. Thankfully, the truth is emerging and gaining the attention of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which for the first time ever is now recommending that you limit your daily intake, while another health organization recommends this age group limit their intake to none at all.
Researchers put forth the notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. After review of current data and scientific studies they argue how, in addition to most of those who are overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category include normal-weight people with characteristic risk factors for chronic and metabolic disease. This is the first effort to globally quantify those who are overfat versus overweight or obese.
Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.