Alan Murphy

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Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Wellness

51 Travel Essentials Travel Experts Never Go on Vacation Without

Whenever I pack, mistakes are made. Though I'm a meticulous list-maker, I always manage to forget something vital—pads and tampons, deodorant, you …

Shopping

Why Fitness Influencers Are Obsessed With These Pancakes

Whether you casually follow Instagram fitness influencers, subscribe to several YouTube workout channels, or regularly troll fitness Reddit boards, …

Nutrition

This cult Ayurvedic herb might be the answer to all your digestive troubles

Trying to get your digestion in check can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of trial and error. Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or an …

Wellness

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Bodybuilder Mark Robinson Reveals The Protein Powders You Should Never Touch

Let's get this point straight off the bat. Protein supplements should be treated as a supplement, they certainly do not replace a healthy diet. When …

Nutrition

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that I see no reason whatsoever for bottled dressings.”<p>Once again, we can’t help …

Country Lifestyle

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation

Baking Soda May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for Rheumatoid Arthritis

An apple a day may keep the doctor away… but a new study also indicates that some baking soda each day may keep the arthritis at bay.<p>Baking soda is …

Immune System

Baking soda might stave off inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases, research finds

Though baking soda is often solely thought of as an important ingredient for making the perfect banana loaf, it has recently become a buzzy wellness …

Wellness

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

Kitchens

Boost Your Athletic Performance With Baking Soda

Baking soda otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) is a popular chemical compound. Sodium bicarbonate is a well-known leavening agent for …

Exercise

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult<p>Read more<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle …

Holistic Medicine

12 Easy To Make Healthy Drinks That’ll Help You Beat The Heat & Have A ‘Chilled Out’ Summer

While water remains one of the best ways to stay hydrated, adding a combination of fruits, vegetables and other healthy ingredients to the liquid …

Alternative Medicine

6 Late-night Habits Ruining Your Sleep

You can use a wearable or tracker to monitor your sleep with astonishing accuracy (we’re talkin’ graphs that outline how long you’re in each …

Sleep

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one …

Medical Research

These Magical Mushroom Supplements Don't Get You High, They Make You Feel Better

Try 'em out and see if you don't transform into an Ayurvedic god-man.<p>If you're skeptical about mushroom supplements, welcome. I used to be one of you. I had seen mushrooms touted for their superfood properties on both Goop and Infowars (my two baseline sources for nutritional information) but found …

If You Love Snacking and Want to Lose Weight, Always Choose This

Whether you're packing an afternoon snack or hitting up the appetizers at a party, Paula Norris, a dietitian known as movingdietitian on Instagram, posted these comparison photos to remind you to skip the crackers and opt for fresh veggies instead.<p>Here are her three reasons:<p>You can eat more for …

Nutrition

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

• <b>A study of more than 81,000 people in North America found that meat protein-eaters increased their risk of heart disease twofold.</b>• <b><br>But people who ate</b> …

10 things that can happen to your body when you give up carbohydrates

Giving up an entire food group isn't usually advisable unless there's a specific medical reason to, but often that doesn't stop people - especially when it comes to carbohydrates. Carbs seem to have acquired a bad reputation for making you put on weight, but in reality they're vital for giving your …

The best cooking oil you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Shutterstock/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Picks:<p>Even an occasional cook needs to have some type of cooking oil in the pantry. These …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

Cancer

How to ditch the 'dad bod'

A couple of years ago, Tom Santone, a 39-year old school teacher from New Jersey, found himself in a place he didn’t like: he had joined the “dad bod” population. “Over several years of little activity, I was overweight, and my blood pressure and blood sugars were too high,” he says. “My doctor …

Fitness

Your Kids Will Obsess Over This Sneakily Healthy Sweet Snack — and It's Only 2 Ingredients!

Although I'm a grown, childless adult, I've already figured out how I'm going to keep my hungry kids at bay after school and virtually any other time of day — with a sneakily healthy but completely delicious "dessert" dip. This two-ingredient dip was introduced to me just under a week ago, and if I …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

9 Ways to Be More Resilient in the Face of Stress

Emotional resilience is partially inborn, but it can (and should) be learned and developed. If you’d like to be able to handle life’s challenges …

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …