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Turns Out Hypochondriacs Actually Are More Likely to Get Sick

A complicated part of being human: living with the knowledge of your own impending death. So it’s somewhat understandable if your mind might have …

I'm A Nutritionist. Here Are 3 Things I Wish I'd Learned About Food At School

I used to know everything about nutrition. I knew the calories in 95 percent of the items at the grocery store, which foods had the most omega-3s, …

Twelve ways to get healthier right now

Illustrations by Joren Cull for The Globe and Mail<p>Get out the calendar<p>Forget New Year’s resolutions. Let’s start a new tradition: monthly goals. Old habits die hard. So why not break your big objective into smaller, more manageable pieces? Aim to change one little thing each month. You could start …

OneHalf

New Research Finds Link Between Suicide and Inflammation

It’s a startling statistic: One American dies from suicide every 12.8 minutes, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the country.<p>A new …

7 Techniques To Boost Your Willpower

We start our New Year or Monday mornings off with good intentions – we are going to lose weight, stop smoking, organize our closets and train for …

The 8 best muscle-building foods for vegans and vegetarians

1. Nuts<p>Squeeze more bone-fortifying calcium into your diet—without indulging in dairy—by loading up on nuts like peanuts, almonds, and pistachios. …

10 Surprising Ways You Are Making Your Vegetables Less Nutritious

Modern varieties of vegetables, the ones you see for sale in the produce section of the supermarket, are generally sweeter, starchier, and less …

Nutrition

The best of hidden Berlin

Splashy signage? How gauche! Many of Berlin's most evocative bars, restaurants and sights are actually hidden from view behind unmarked doors, in nondescript buildings or recycled breweries, under railway bridges and even in wartime bunkers. Here's our pick of the top clandestine hot spots around …

Germany

A Big-Muscle Workout Plan for Skinny Guys

But what if I tell you it doesn’t have to be that way? That you can pack on slabs of muscle, too?<p>The 60-day plan below is designed specifically for ectomorphs, or “hard gainers.” It focuses on making you bigger and stronger.<p>To steal a line from strength coach Greg Nuckols: “To get stronger, you …

5 Tequila Recipes

Here are five ways to enjoy a slow taste of tequila that don't involve licking salt off your hand.<p><b>1. Blend It with Grapefruit</b><br>Margaritas are fantastic, but in Mexico the paloma reigns supreme. Go with a tequila labeled “100% agave,” and then use the following recipe—courtesy of Jay Silverman, bar …

25 Medical Myths That Just Won't Go Away

Photo Credit: Krzysztof Chmielewski | Stock Xchng<p>Slide 1 of 51<p>Health Myths<p>Despite what you may have heard, drinking eight glasses of water a day …

The New England Journal of Medicine

8 Things You Should Never Feed to Dogs and Cats

Who knew that a few sticks of sugar-free gum could kill your dog?<p>Evidently many people don’t, but the veterinarians who spoke to AlterNet tell us …

Pets

What Really Causes That Popping Noise When You Crack Your Knuckles?

The cracking continued, and along with it speculation as to what actually caused the sound. Playground theories were abundant. Was it tearing cartilage? A bursting gas bubble? Maybe the friction between the bones that somehow, for some reason, broke the sound barrier?<p>We finally have an answer. And …

Dr. Weil - Integrative Medicine, Healthy Lifestyles & Happiness

"As a practitioner and teacher of integrative medicine for the last thirty years, it has been my personal mission to drive research, education, and …

Integrative Medicine

Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable | Men's Health

13 Insanely Simple Ways to Be More Likable<p>Everything from how you stand to what you say influences how people see you<p>Thinkstock<p>It can take as little as 100 milliseconds for people to make up their minds about you, research has shown. That’s literally less than the blink of an eye. With that little …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

Instead, whatever your goal—packing on muscle, going the distance, or losing that gut—you have to think long-term. “Sports nutrition is all about many factors adding up over time.” In other words, think marathon, not sprint.<p>So even though there’s nothing that will make you an instant athlete (or …

Want A Healthy Brain? Better Avoid These 7 Habits

Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. So while you can't control your genes, you <i>can</i> take advantage of …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

La importancia del hierro en la dieta deportiva

Ya hemos comentado en cientos de ocasiones que es fundamental seguir una correcta alimentación a la hora de rendir en los entrenamientos. Mantener …

8 Lessons All Dads Should Teach Their Kids

<b>Competition Leads to Confidence</b><br>Children as young as 4 start to compete with their parents—sprinting to the car, wrestling on the sofa, stuff like that. Roll with it. Let them win a lot, and then slowly ramp it up so they have to work harder for their victories. "It's a way for kids to develop a …

DIY Fairy Glow Jars: Make Perfect Night Lights!

If you’ve got kids you know that sometimes the da […]

Kids

¿Amante de la patata? Ideas sanas para sumarla a tus platos

Si eres amante de la patata, debes saber que hay diferentes formas de consumir esta hortaliza que tan poco valorada está en nuestra dieta, por eso, …

Lean Belly Restaurant Rules

<b>Kick 'Em in the Bread Basket</b><br>A study published in <i>Physiology & Behavior</i> showed that people who ate a protein-heavy appetizer consumed an average of 16 percent fewer calories in their entrées than those who raided the bread basket. Pass on the rolls and ask for a shrimp cocktail instead.<p><b>Beware of the</b> …

Hard Lessons: How to Overcome ED Naturally

Struggling with erectile dysfunction? Here are 3 tricks to get your head back in the game<p>Stress can sabotage performance. If you’re limp from anxiety, here’s your game plan.<p><b>Focus</b>Your stress response redirects blood to your muscles instead of your penis.<p>“Focus on the pleasure happening right then, …

Self-help

6 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

<b>2. The Problem: Shoddy Eyesight</b> <b><br>The cause:</b> Stress or fatigue can disrupt the way the muscles in your eyes focus the lenses.<p><b>The solution:</b> Exercise to maintain eye health. Shift focus between your fingertip and something across the room five to 10 times. "This helps maintain flexibility of the muscle …

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

<b>2. Flaxseeds</b><br>Rich in protein and fiber, these little seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines in the skin. <i>The British Journal of Nutrition</i> reported that participants in one study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s daily in 6 weeks experienced …

Ejercicios para mejorar tu frecuencia de zancada

Uno de los aspectos a tener en cuenta en la técnica de carrera es la frecuencia de zancada. Es decir, los pasos que damos por minuto. Unos 180 pasos …