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Regular lie-ins are worse than getting too little sleep, study suggests

Having regular lie-ins is worse for the body than getting too little sleep, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have known for some time that not getting enough sleep increases the risk of a string of health complaints such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.<p>But a new review …

Sleep

This Graphic Will Make You Think Twice About Enjoying a Glass of Wine Each Night

Look, I love wine as much as the next person, and let me be clear by saying that I am not trying to shame anyone into drinking less. But it also doesn't hurt to get a reality check once in a while. Red wine in particular can be part of a healthy diet, but you may want to reconsider your nightly …

Fitness

Doctors Tell My Mom She Has the Body of Someone Half Her Age—This Is Her Secret

My 70-year-old parents are my superheroes. And while I used to think of their age as something to be feared—something scary that could only represent …

Weight Loss

You Won't Lose Fat and Build Muscle Unless You Do These 6 Things

If you want to build lean, defined muscles efficiently, personal trainer and strength coach Susan Niebergall says, "This is a two part equation. The first part of the equation is fat loss." You do this with nutrition and exercise. Focus on creating a sustainable calorie deficit by eating whole …

Fitness

Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

Medicine

Here's why meat is linked to colon cancer

Video<p>SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Numerous studies have linked a high intake of red meat or processed meats to colon cancer.<p>Health expert, Karen Owoc, …

Could your diabetes medication be the next anti-aging pill?

The most common treatment for type 2 diabetes – a generic drug called metformin – may do a lot more than just regulate insulin levels. Scientists studying its potential as an anti-aging pill say the drug slows the “burn rate” in living cells in ways that increase longevity.<p>Derived from a plant …

La Macarena could be the answer to staying alive, heart study finds

Using the song “La Macarena” to keep time improves the quality of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary rescuscitation, research shows.<p>Those using the 1990s Spanish dance hit to help them keep a steady rhythm fared far better than those left to their own devices - boosting survival chances - …

Fasting and Cancer

Fasting, or not eating food for an extended period of time, is well-known as a religious diet practice. But some are also beginning to use it for …

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65

You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead?<p>New research about …

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours’ …

Sleep

Challenging yourself, taking aspirin and drinking champagne: The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science

By 2025 there will be one million people living the UK with dementia and one person is diagnosed with the condition every three minutes.<p>By the time …

How Much Exercise Will Keep Your Heart Healthy? Scientists May Have the Answer

It's common knowledge that exercise keeps hearts healthy, but now scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact amount of time we need to spend …

5 Telltale Signs You’re Dangerously Sleep Deprived

Are you hitting snooze multiple times a morning, grabbing a coffee midday to keep from slumping onto your desk, or finding yourself on autopilot? If …

Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?

<b>Q. Is it possible to remove plaques in your aorta or reduce their size through changes in diet or lifestyle?</b><p><b>A.</b> Yes, lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques. They can also help to stabilize them so that …

World War II

Want to Lose Fat and Get Abs? This Should Be Your Top Focus (Hint: It's NOT Cardio)

"People really do have it all backwards when it comes to chasing those abs and losing fat." That's what personal trainer Dimitri Peskin from Evolve Training System said in a recent Instagram post.<p>In these comparison photos, the diagram on the left shows how most people are prioritizing cardio, "not …

This Beachbody Trainer Shares Tips on How to Eat Carbs and Still Lose Fat

This is the best news you'll hear all day: you can eat carbs and still lose weight! Beachbody Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese says that carbs are not the enemy. She wants to dispel weight-loss myths such as eating carbs late at night will make you gain weight, or that you need to cut out carbs to …

Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …

What Is Carb Backloading? A Dietitian Explains

Many people have a complicated relationship with carbohydrates. Some people avoid them altogether, while others practice carb cycling, where they alternate days of eating high-carb/low-fat with days that are low-carb/moderate-fat. Although some people believe you need to give up carbs entirely to …

17 Exercise Habits That Are Actually Hurting You

<b>You're not eating to maximize performance.</b><p>There are no shortage of "rules" out there for what you should (and shouldn't!) eat before or after a …

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

The beginner’s guide to the DASH diet

Adopting a new healthy-eating plan is hard when it involves dramatic changes—like swearing off all carbs in the name of keto, or declining your …

The Side Effects of Nexium After Years of Use

Esomeprazole, sold under the brand name Nexium, belongs to a group of drugs called proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). These medications reduce the …

You Need To Start Adding Heart Rate Training To Your Workouts

Here's how to use heart rate training to lose fat, improve performance and get the most out of every workout.<p>You may not know it, but you have easy access to an extremely sophisticated, individualized training tool that can help you fine tune your workouts to lose fat, get stronger, faster and …

Exercise

What foods are high in protein?

Eating foods high in protein has many benefits, including muscle building, weight loss, and feeling fuller after eating. Though eating lots of …

Nutrition

Can You Lose Weight by Eating More Often?

In the Abs Diet, David Zinczenko claims that eating more frequently helps burn more fat. Is six meals a day the secret to losing weight?<p>Episode …

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging — here's how to incorporate them into your life

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio , which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

What to know about hiatal hernia surgery

A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach moves upwards into the chest. If the hernia causes severe symptoms or is likely to cause …

The Okinawan Diet

Okinawa is a region in the southernmost part of Japan where inhabitants have traditionally had the longest lifespans on earth. While there are …

The Hidden Liver Crisis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects up to a third of Americans, taking a toll on our collective health. Nutrition and lifestyle changes can turn …