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  • Don’t fall for any B.S. In the past year, I've gotten more questions from friends and acquaintances about health headlines they saw online than I ever have before. Can waist trainers really shrink love handles? Taking antibiotics for a cold is OK, right? OMG, do I really not need to floss?   I'm no doctor, but as the...
  • Saving money on your grocery bill is a beautiful thing. And when you're committed to eating clean, there are plenty of ways to do it—seriously. It's possible to make entire meals out of cheap bulk bin foods like oatmeal and dried fruit, or rice and beans.   Of course, there are some foods where springing for the...
  • In these turbulent times, it may be a struggle to maintain a glass half full view of life. A poll released by the Associated Press on Jan. 1 indicated that most Americans came out of 2016 feeling pretty discouraged. Only 18 percent feel things for the country got better, 33 percent said things got worse, and 47...
  • Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline? Get moving. A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a...
  • ​Timing isn’t everything, but it’s a big thing What you eat matters most. (Probably.) But, more and more, researchers are finding when you eat also affects your risk for obesity and several other serious—and seriously common—health problems. “When you look at the world’s healthiest populations, none of them are eating...
  • Many people spend their workdays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then return home to bask in the glow of television screens. But spending too much time inside isn't good for us. And nature is beneficial — maybe essential — for human health. Psychologists and health researchers are finding ...
  • (HealthDay News) -- Yoga, practiced just before bed, may help you wind down and prepare for sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests these poses may help before bed: Cat/cow pose, done on the hands and knees and alternating between arching your back and letting it sink while raising your chest. Chair pose,...
  • A simple form of exercise, walking can lower blood pressure, help you sleep, spur weight loss, and generally improve health. But it's easy to find reasons not to go when the time comes to lace up your sneakers. Here's how to conquer the most common excuses for not walking, adapted from Walk Your Way to Better Health:...
  • Feeling a little blue lately? A handful of recent research suggests you're not alone. Thankfully, there may be something — or several things — you can do about it. Researchers have known for decades that certain activities make us feel better, and they're just beginning to understand what happens in the brain to boost...
  • Smoothies can serve as a cool, creamy, delicious meal-in-a-glass. But when you whip up your favorite smoothie, is it going to nourish you or merely satisfy your taste buds? And what will it do to that number on the scale? Here are six ingredients our dietitians believe will help you create the most nutritious, filling...
  • Many healthy greens and vegetables are packed with nutrition, but you might not be getting as many benefits out of them as you think. Want a nutrient boost? Certain vitamins in different foods can work together in your body to help you get the most nutrition out of your meal. This video shows some examples. Following...
  • ​People who ate more of them survived longer with the big C An important key to beating cancer might be on your plate: Eating omega-3 fatty acids may boost your survival from colorectal cancer, new research published in the British Journal of Cancer suggests. In the study, researchers tested tumors in colorectal...
  • If you have a few days off over the summer, there's one thing you can do to take care of yourself that will significantly change your life for the better — try to fix your sleeping schedule. More than a third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends. Some people think...
  • In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from the absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged "baby-food diet," to the absurdly unaffordable, such as Gwyneth Paltrow's $200 "moon dust"-infused breakfast smoothie, the idea that there's a single best diet for improving your health might seem like snake oil....
  • If you're like me, your go-to way to cook broccoli is to pop it into a pot of boiling water. But there is a big drawback to that approach: Boiling broccoli can remove a lot of the essential nutrients that make the vegetable worth eating in the first place, including loads of B vitamins and vitamin C. Even...
  • It’s no secret that exercise does a body good. But between work, your side hustle, and just doin’ you, squeezing in time to sweat is a struggle—so we don't blame you for wondering how much is just enough.   The Need-to-Know The rule of thumb—suggestions supported by the American Heart Association (AHA), the American...
  • ​Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news Every day, an estimated 6,800 new peer-reviewed academic articles are published. That’s a whole lot of science to wade through—but don’t fret. We’ll do the legwork for you, each and every morning. Here’s your daily dose of the latest discoveries from journals,...