Regular Activity Reduces Cancer Risk

Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute looked at a series of 12 different U.S. and European studies covering a total of 1.4 million adults and conclude that there is significant evidence that regular exercise will significantly reduce the risk for many types of cancer, including some of the most deadly forms. Risk of the […]

Why Do Biggest Loser Contestants Regain Weight?

Last month a 6-year follow-up study of the contestants on Season 8 of the Biggest Loser was making headlines. It seems that only one was able to maintain a weight even close to their contest end weight, regaining a significant amount. Scientists conducting the study were eager to closely interview and examine the contestants to potentially […]

Time-Efficient Exercise

Most people believe that getting fit takes time, usually more time than they have. They may be shocked because a new study from researchers at McMaster University found that just one minute of intense exercise produced similar benefits to longer endurance type workouts. The researchers objective was to find out how short high-intensity bouts of […]

Eat Healthy, Exercise Regularly, Die Anyway

New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating healthy and exercising will actually slow the rate of aging. They also found that regular exercise could even protect against an unhealthy diet. The researchers found a link between these modifiable lifestyle factors and the onset of cellular senescence. Senescence or biological aging is the gradual […]

Do You Need to Detox?

It seems everywhere you turn, someone is talking about detox diets or cleansing fasts. US cardiology researchers reported in Science Daily that you can lower your risk of developing coronary artery disease and diabetes along with improving cholesterol levels by fasting.  They also found that a 24-hour fast can boost natural human growth hormone (HGH) […]

American Health Perceptions

A study conducted by Catalyst Healthcare Research (CHR) found that most Americans who are overweight or obese see themselves as being in good health.  These same people are often well educated and are aware of the health risks related to obesity. The study found that 60% of Americans believe obesity is the number one threat […]

Building Better Bones

Most of us think of our bones as a solid, static mass that is hard and unchanging.    The fact is our skeletal structure is replaced approximately every ten years. Bones are dynamic, living tissue that consists of about 25% water, 25% protein and approximately 50% mineral salts including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium. Bone […]

Body Composition

Most people keep track of their weight using a common bathroom scale. Doctors take it one step further by recording weight and height measurements to determine a persons body mass index or BMI. The problem, as more and more studies are pointing out, is that weight or BMI are not always a good indicator of […]