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A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

The Top 30 Muscle-building Foods

Ready to build some serious muscle? You’d better be ready to eat like it.<p>All the squats and bench presses in the universe won’t get you very far …

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Snack Smarter

<b>Rise Almond Honey Protein+ Bar</b><br>With just three ingredients—honey, almonds, and whey protein isolate—you’ll have a hard time finding a cleaner (and …

The Best Breads and Grains for Men

Nutrition

Make Shakes for Gains

With a little prep, you can make your own delicious, nutritious protein shake. It allows you to control the ingredients—and the gains. Here's a base …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Immune System

The Strange Reason You're Exhausted

It has nothing to do with what you did last night<p>Even if you're dragging at 5pm, you may want to avoid that late-afternoon latte. Consuming caffeine even six hours before bedtime can lead to significant sleep disturbances, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine</i>.<p>In this …

Sleep

Making music videos 'helps young cancer patients cope'

<b>Music therapy can help teenagers and young people cope better when faced with treatment for cancer, a study in Cancer journal suggests.</b><p>American researchers followed the experiences of a group of patients aged 11-24 as they produced a music video over three weeks.<p>They found the patients gained …

Survey of cancer patients: 89% say treatment excellent or very good

<b>A major survey of cancer patients in Wales suggests the vast majority thought their care was excellent or very good.</b><p>But the study of over 7,000 patients found there were variations between hospitals and some cancer types.<p>Those with rarer conditions, and lung cancer, were less likely to be positive …

Music Therapy Could Build Resilience In Teen Cancer Patients

Music therapy could improve the ability of teen and young adult cancer patients to cope with treatment, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal CANCER, shows that a program where young patients wrote song lyrics and produced their own videos helped to improve their resilience …

Sleep Deprivation Raises Diabetes Risk

Poor sleep is strongly linked to increased risk for Type 2 diabetes. The two problems -- which have been referred to as twin epidemics -- present serious public health risks in the United States and worldwide. Sleep problems are also linked to risk for obesity, a primary risk factor for diabetes, …

Girls in parts of England can expect to live to over 100

Girls born in parts of England can expect to live to over 100 for the first time, a report has found.<p>Figures from government body Public Health England show girls living in parts of Northumberland could live to 105.<p>However girls living in parts of Bradford have the lowest life expectancy in …

Cold Prevention And Treatment: What Really Works?

A new review of studies helps weed out what works -- and what doesn't -- when it comes to preventing and treating the common cold.<p>What does seem to work at preventing a cold: Washing your hands. And for kids (and maybe even adults), taking zinc could decrease the rates of colds and related school …

What Happens to Your Body When You Do Yoga

How this ancient form of exercise slays stress and revs you up, physically and mentally<p><b>Brain</b>What seems like a slow start—breathing deeply, in and out—fires up your prefrontal cortex, the brain's center for higher thought. You just got smarter: In one study, people scored higher on cognitive tests …

Yoga

Get Out of Your Own Way

The key to reaching a goal: giving yourself consequences for slacking<p>This is the time of year when everyone launches a self-improvement campaign. But since most people give up on their New Year's resolutions by February—at the latest—you need a creative way to keep yourself on track. Through my …

Self-improvement

Magnet rods straighten curved spines, say guidelines

<b>Children with crooked backs could benefit from a new treatment that uses magnetic rods to straighten the spine, say draft guidelines for England.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says it is a useful alternative to conventional rod therapy, which requires more surgery.<p>Normal …

Silent danger: Living with a secret addiction

<b>"I thought I was hurting myself and my family and felt it was better to take my own life rather than endure this any more."</b><p>That is how a French academic, currently living and working in Northern Ireland, explained the burden of living with a secret addiction. He became dependent on prescription …

Could bubonic plague strike again?

<b>Scientists have unlocked clues about the strains of bacterium causing two of the world's most devastating plagues, but could it ever kill on a mass scale as it once did?</b><p>A team has compared the genomes of the Justinian Plague and the Black Death to find that both were caused by distinct strains of …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Fitness

Anxiety and Emptiness

There seems to be a natural and predictable pattern that occurs when someone starts to heal from intense anxiety. As soon as the ceaseless mind chatter quiets down, a space opens up inside which feels like emptiness.<p>Anxiety, like all emotions, is energy. Energy takes up space in our minds and …

'Bridge of Life' Reminds People Life Gets Better to Prevent Suicides - Technabob

When something particularly bad or painful happens, some people just withdraw and never come out of their cocoons. They can recover slowly or they …

Why Hearing Voices Is No Problem for Some

Patients with schizophrenia aren’t the only ones who hear voices.<p>According to international research, approximately five percent of the population …

How Mental Health Conditions Are Dismissed By Family and Friends

Many times when people are feeling ill because of a medical condition, they are openly allowed to not feel well in the presence of others. It is …

Dreaming, Depression, and How Sleep Affects Emotions

<i>Exploring decades of sleep research on everything from disorders like sleepwalking and insomnia to the role of sleep in knowledge retention, ideation, and problem-solving.</i><p>For the past half-century, sleep researcher Rosalind D. Cartwright has produced some of the most compelling and influential work …

The 10 Stupidest Things You Can Say To A Depressed Person

1. “Just go outside more!”<p>Right, because going outside is the easiest part of any depressed person’s day, and the only thing stopping them from going …

Depression is more than simple unhappiness

Giles Fraser wrote in the Guardian this week about his experiences of low mood, saying that "deviation from social conformity is increasingly seen to be something in need of a pill". Ruby Wax told the Radio 4 Today programme on Monday that GPs, like me, overprescribe medication "like M&Ms … …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …