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  • One year ago, I stepped onto a scale only to discover that my weight had creeped up to an all-time high. It was clear that 2018 would have to be my year to get with the program -- a fitness program -- that I could stick with for the rest of my life. It was time to take some serious steps toward wellness. Not only was...
  • WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive -- reportedly as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Yet any adult can stroll into a drug store and buy a pack of cigarettes, no questions asked. "From a scientific...
  • MyFitnessPal 1) MyFitnessPal MyFitnessPal has been around for a while, but it’s still the best app for tracking and motivation. Ranked as the #1 Health and Fitness app on iTunes, this app pushes users to keep tabs on their diet programs through an easy-to-use database that offers nutrition information for over 5...
  • Cardio could be the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have, but doing it shouldn't take a whole day. Instead, the available evidence suggests there's an ideal window for exercises like cycling, swimming, or brisk walking — and it's under an hour. All of these moves raise your heart rate and get you moving and...
  • The timing of your last meal of the day may affect your risk of certain cancers, according to a new study. Researchers found that eating dinner before 9 p.m. or leaving at least two hours between dinner and bedtime can lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer by about 20 percent. The findings “highlight the...
  • ARE YOUR FRIENDSHIPS GIVING YOU A BOOST OR BRINGING YOU DOWN? Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness? While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep. Researchers have found...
  • Detox in a day! Feel healthier in just hours! Lose 5 pounds in a week! There are plenty of health promises out there that might sound great, but most of them simply don't stack up. However, as scientists learn more about how our bodies work, evidence has mounted in support of some simple things that you can do every...
  • You may have noticed there’s a new diet creating a lot of noise in the health and wellness scene. It’s the Nordic diet, and some nutritionists think it may be one of the healthiest ways to eat. The diet was constructed when health experts set out to find why, exactly, Northern Europe had lower obesity rates than the...
  • (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers studied 19,541 participants in the federally funded Women's Health Initiative (WHI) who were randomly selected to join a...
  • TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient's risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient's prognosis "was particularly...
  • WHETHER YOU MOVE FOR LONG STRETCHES OR IN SPORADIC SPURTS, THE EFFECT ON OVERALL HEALTH CAN BE THE SAME. Walk for two minutes. Repeat 15 times. Or walk for 10 minutes, thrice. The benefits for longevity appear to be almost exactly the same, according to an inspiring new study of physical activity patterns and life...
  • When you began your cancer treatment, you couldn't wait for the day you'd finish. But now that you've completed your treatment, you aren't sure if you're ready for life after treatment as a cancer survivor. With your treatment completed, you'll likely see your cancer care team less often. Though you, your friends and...
  • FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants -- it's a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are? Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body and actually play an important...
  • (Reuters Health) - Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse what’s known as metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar that raise risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes - a new study suggests. Metabolic syndrome, which also...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An interactive online program that provides rewards for exercising can motivate adolescent cancer survivors to stay physically active, hint results of a pilot study. Increasing physical activity also had “positive effects on fitness, cognition and quality of life in adolescent survivors of...
  • (Reuters Health) - - For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. Possibly as a result of these healthy behaviors, gardeners in the small study also tended to gain less weight...
  • MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows. In the new study, regular exercise appeared to reduce breast cancer survivors' risk of heart disease, diabetes and possibly even the odds for breast cancer's return. One breast cancer...
  • US News & World Report ranked the DASH and Mediterranean diets as the top picks for diets to try in 2018.  The diets differ a bit in their approaches to healthy eating, but both emphasize fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  Here are the steps to take to try each diet.  Finding a healthy diet and sticking to it...
  • Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging? Get moving. Exercises that get your heart pumping and sweat flowing — known as aerobic exercise, or "cardio" — have significant and beneficial effects on the brain and body, according to a...
  • TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A physical activity intervention reduces perceived sleep dysfunction at three and six months for post-primary treatment breast cancer survivors, according to a study published recently in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Laura Q. Rogers, M.D., M.P.H., from the...